IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Panthers
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Panthers in Florida
The Edmonton Oilers play their 16th game of the regular season tonight and 10th on the road. Ryan Smyth draws back into the lineup tonight, as does Devan Dubnyk. Taylor Fedun was recalled yesterday from Oklahoma City and will make his NHL debut.
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
Hemsky - RNH - Eberle
Jones - Gordon - Arcobello
Gazdic - Acton - Eager
Ference - Petry
Smid - Larsen
Fedun - N. Schultz
Out: MacIntyre (knee), Joensuu (back), Hall (knee), Perron (neck), Pitlick (knee), J.Schultz (groin), Bachman (lower body), Belov (lower body)
20:00: Tonight's game is now underway.
16:44: The two teams do some pushing and shoving after the whistle but not much comes of it.
11:46: Shots on goal just over eight minutes into the game are 2-1 for Florida.
9:25: Marcel Goc took a feed at the top of the right circle and skated over to the high slot where he fired a wrist shot over the shoulder of OIlers starting netminder Devan Dubnyk to put the Panthers on the board. | FLA 1, EDM 0
3:13: Jesse Winchester got a little bit too close to Dubnyk in the Oilers goaltender's crease and received two minutes for goaltender interference. Andrew Ference got a little too physical with Winchester after the play and got two for cross checking. That set up a four-on-four situation.
3:01: Right off the faceoff, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins sped out of the Oilers zone and down the ice with Philip Larsen. RNH fed Larsen in the slot and the defenceman made no mistake, rifling it in on a one-timer to make it a 1-1 game. | EDM 1, FLA 1
0:00: Shots on goal after one period were 8-6 for Edmonton.
Attaboy larsy! Great play by Nuge! Speed to join the play made the difference!— David Perron (@DP_57) November 6, 2013
20:00: Second period is now underway.
17:54: Early in the middle frame, the Oilers rushed up ice and scored to take their first lead of the night. Mark Arcobello skated up the left-wing side and fired a seeing-eye shot from the left circle up and over Markstrom for the goal, the first of Arcobello's NHL career. | EDM 2, FLA 1
17:21: On the very next shift, the Oilers went back on the attack and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins fed the puck over to Taylor Fedun. Fedun made no mistake, putting the puck in with a quick release for his first career goal 33 seconds later. | EDM 3, FLA 1
Thatta boy Arco! Congrats on your first NHL goal! #proud— Todd Nelson (@Barons_Coach) November 6, 2013
11:14: Nick Bjugstad grabbed the puck in front of his net and spun before releasing it, resulting in a delay-of-game penalty for him and a power play for Edmonton.
7:35: A penalty to Erik Gudbranson for high sticking sent the Oilers back on the man advantage.
0:00: Shots on goal in the second period were 10-7 for the Oilers and 18-13 Edmonton in the game overall through 40.
20:00: Third period is now underway.
16:30: Each team has traded a shot in the final frame three-and-a-half minutes in.
This was handed out this morning.RNH and Jordan Eberle 2 of the 3 players to watch. The two have combined for 3 pts. pic.twitter.com/ZJPGDjVI3I— Gene Principe (@GenePrincipe) November 6, 2013
16:21: Jeff Petry gets sent off for holding, giving Florida their first power play of the night.
9:56: The Panthers were able to keep the puck in the Oilers zone long enough to set the stage for Scottie Upshall corralling a pass from Bjugstad then rifling it top corner past Dubnyk to make it a one-goal game. | EDM 3, FLA 2
57.6: Scottie Upshall fires a wrist shot from the top of the left circle past Dubnyk glove side to tie the game up at 3-3. | EDM 3, FLA 3
0:00: Shots on goal after regulation were 25-23 for Edmonton.
5:00: Overtime is now underway.
4:28: Edmonton had an opportunity to come away with teh win after Upshall received two minutes for tripping early in the extra frame.
3:05: Mark Arcobello scored with 37 seconds left in the penalty on a pinpoint laser of a shot from the left circle. It was his second of the game and second of his NHL career. | EDM 4, FLA 3