IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Red Wings
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Wings at home
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)
20:00: 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
The net just took a double-minor for roughing on @ebs_14.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) November 3, 2013
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.
20:00: 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
#Oilers Bachman will not return to the game. Out with a groin injury. LaBarbera stays in net, Dubnyk dressed as reserve— Chris Wescott (@TheChrisWescott) November 3, 2013
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.
20:00: 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.