IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Senators
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Ottawa Senators
Devan Dubnyk will get the start in net today for the second straight game for Edmonton.
Yakupov - RNH - Eberle
Hall - Arcobello - Perron
Smyth - Gordon - Hemsky
Gazdic - Acton - Brown
Smid - Petry
Ference - Grebeshkov
Belov - J.Schultz
Out: Steve MacIntyre (knee), Sam Gagner (broken jaw), Corey Potter (back), Ryan Hamilton (knee), Jesse Joensuu (back), Nick Schultz (healthy)
20:00: Today's game is now underway.
19:37: The puck trickles through the pads of Devan Dubnyk but slides wide of the net! 0-0.
17:45: He dekes and dangles! Jordan Eberle with some fancy moves and soft hands burries the first goal of the game. | EDM 1, OTT 0
12:53: Some opportunities for the Senators but the Oilers cling to the 1-0 lead.
10:59: Dubnyk squares up and takes a Bobby Ryan shot head on. A heavy scoring opportunity by the Senators.
09:31: Nail Yakupov shot on goal, rebounds out to Nugent-Hopkins who connects backdoor and the Oilers increase their lead! | EDM 2, OTT 0
02:29: Consider it killed. The Oilers kill off the Ottawa power play as Smid races out of the box.
00:38: Ryan Smyth gets a roughing penalty for coming to Perron's defence as the Oiler was being cross-checked into the ice after a collision with Lehner.
00:00: Dubnyk flashed the glove on a save late, the Oilers are being out-shot 15-7 and will start the second on the 1:22 penalty kill but they have the lead after the first. | EDM 2, OTT 0
20:00: Second period is now underway.
16:43: Smyth tries to wrap the puck in past Lehner from behind the net but the Sens netminder squeezes his pad against the post to keep it a 2-0 game.
16:33: Spezza cross-checks Gazdic and is sent to the box, giving Edmonton the man advantage.
13:52: Shortly after the Spezza penalty is killed off, the Oilers go right back on the power play.
8:56: Taylor Hall gets two for slashing and the power plays continue through the middle frame.
|#Oilers Hall didn't like Gryba's hit on him so he retaliated with a wide swing of his stick. Edmonton on the PK
4:36: Denis Grebeshkov runs some interference behind the Oilers net and gets two minutes in the box as a result.
0:00: Shots on goal after two periods are 25-15 for the Senators.
20:00: Oilers announce that Tayor Hall (left knee) will not return to tonight's game. Third period is now underway.
|Here we go! 3rd period underway,
13:57: Ottawa kills off the penalty and then 23 seconds later, Smid upends Conacher to put the Sens on the man advantage.
8:46: With less than nine minutes to play, shots on goal are 32-16 for Ottawa, including 7-1 in the final frame.
5:49: A weird bounce results in the puck going off the shaft of Chris Neil's stick and in as it spiralled in behind Dubnyk. | EDM 2, OTT 1
3:48: Some pushing and shoving after David Perron sprays some snow in the face of Sens netminder Lehner.
34.4: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scores into an empty net to ice the outcome and get the Oilers the win. | EDM 3, OTT 1
0:00: Game comes to an end. Dubnyk makes 35 saves in the 3-1 Oilers victory.