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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Red Wings

Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Wings at home

Saturday, 11.2.2013 / 10:20 PM MT / Cenovus Game Story
By Marc Ciampa  -
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The Edmonton Oilers play their 15th game of the regular season tonight and sixth on home ice.

Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:

Smid - Petry
Ference - N. Schultz
Belov - Larsen


Out: MacIntyre (knee), Joensuu (back), Hall (knee), Smyth (groin), Perron (neck), Dubnyk (ankle), Pitlick (knee), J.Schultz (groin)


Tonight's game is now underway. 

19:07: Ryan Hamilton gets a partial breakaway and is hauled down, giving the Oilers a man advantage with a chance to score an early goal.

17:37: Eberle drives the net and just misses on a chance. He crashes into the net and it looks likehe's a little shaken up but stays on the ice. 14:51: Darren Helm gets in behind the Oilers defence and breaks in alone on Bachman. He fires it five hole and scores to give the Red Wings the lead. | DET 1, EDM 0
14:24: Tomas Tatar pounces on a rebound and just like that, the Red Wings have a two-goal lead. | DET 2, EDM 0
14:01: Anton Belov gets his stick on the Red Wings' Drew Miller and Detroit goes on the power play.

6:08: Richard Bachman appears to have injured himself on the play. Trainer T.D. Forss comes out to attend to him and help him off the ice. Jason LaBarbera comes in.

4:22: Andrew Ference gets sent off for tripping, giving Detroit their second man advantage of the game.

0:00: Shots on goal after one period are 12-6 for Detroit.

Second period is now underway. Devan Dubnyk is now on the bench backing up LaBarbera as Oilers announce Bachman will not return to the game. 13:05: Jakub Kindl one-times a shot from the right point that beats a screened LaBarbera and gives Detroit a three-goal lead. | DET 3, EDM 0
11:25: Ben Eager takes a cross-checking penalty to send the Red Wings back on the power play.

8:10: Ales Hemsky tries to set up a play in the Red Wings end and draws a penalty on Brendan Smith on the play, putting Edmonton on the power play for the second time on the night.

7:24: Brian Lashoff takes a puck in the mouth standing in front of the net during the Oilers man advantage and has to head to the dressing room for repairs.

0:00: After 40 minutes, shots on goal are 21-10 for Detroit.


Third period has started.

14:09: Ryan Jones gets a holding penalty to put Detroit back on the power play.

12:06: Joakim Andersson jumps on a rebound after Drew Miller's wraparound attempt was stopped by LaBarbera, increasing Detroit's lead to four. | DET 4, EDM 0
11:13: Boyd Gordon heads off for tripping, shots on goal are 27-11 for the Red Wings.

9:43: Bertuzzi converts a feed from Zetterberg to extend Detroit's lead. | DET 5, EDM 0

0:00: The final shot count was 31-14 for Detroit.

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