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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Blackhawks

Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Blackhawks in Chicago

Sunday, 11.10.2013 / 8:11 PM MT / Cenovus Game Story
By Marc Ciampa  -
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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Blackhawks
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The Edmonton Oilers play their 19th game of the regular season tonight and 13th on the road.

Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:

Perron - RNH - Eberle
Hall - Gagner - Hemsky
Joensuu - Gordon - Jones
Smyth - Arcobello - Yakupov
Ference - Petry
Belov - Larsen
Fedun - N. Schultz


Out: MacIntyre (knee), Pitlick (knee), J.Schultz (groin), Bachman (lower body), Gazdic (shoulder), Acton (healthy)


Today's game is now underway.  

15:00: Five minutes into the game, the Oilers had a 4-0 edge in shots over Chicago.

11:19: Chicago's best chance in the early going came when Brandon Pirri fired a shot from the left circle off the post behind Dubnyk. The play came at the end of a long shift for Arcobello's line.
10:00: Five minutes later and Chicago has tied the Oilers in shots on goal at 4-4.

6:15: Jonathan Toews skated in on a two-on-one with Patrick Sharp and tried to pass the puck across but Nick Schultz made a great play to intercept the puck and knock it out of harm's way.

1:37: Brandon Saad jumped on a floating puck in the slot and hammered it past Dubnyk to put the Blackhawks in the lead. | CHI 1, EDM 0
0:00: Shots on goal after one period were 11-6 for Chicago.


Second period is now underway.

19:06: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins fires a seeing-eye bullet from the left circle past Crawford to get the Oilers on the board. David Perron made a nice pass off the side boards. | EDM 1, CHI 1
18:10: Blackhawks nearly regain the lead during a mad scramble in front of the Oilers net.

17:52: Taylor Hall took a delay-of-game penalty to put Chicago on the power play for the first time.

15:47: Sam Gagner was hauled down on a breakaway, setting up a penalty shot for the Oilers centre.

15:47: Gagner fanned on his shot attempt as the puck went wide.

12:16: Saad received two minutes for elbowing to send the Oilers to their first man advantage of the period.

11:05: Nail Yakupov hammers a one-timer after a feed from Larsen to score a power play goal for the Oilers, his second of the season. | EDM 2, CHI 1
9:45: Oilers nearly made it 3-1 after a Yakupov shot from the side boards tipped by Smyth in front nearly trickled in. Michal Rozsival swiped the puck away at the goal line.
9:08: Ryan Jones gets two minutes for high sticking Pirri.

6:13: After icing the puck, the Oilers take their 30-second timeout.

4:20: Dubnyk makes a brilliant glove save off a slapper from Toews at the left circle.

2:42: After the puck is chipped away from Saad, he makes a nice recovery to get the puck to Andrew Shaw in the slot. Shaw chips the puck past Dubnyk to put the game back on even terms. | EDM 2, CHI 2
0:00: Shots on goal after two periods were 24-16 for the Blackhawks.


Third period is now underway.

14:27: Roszival's blast from the point was stopped by Dubnyk but Bickel was right on the doorstep to put in the rebound and give Chicago the lead. | CHI 3, EDM 2
12:33: Nick Leddy gets two minutes for hooking, giving the Oilers a power play with a chance to get back on even terms.

12:02: 30 seconds into the power play, the Oilers converted to tie the game up. Larsen's shot from the point was tipped in front by Perron and in. | EDM 3, CHI 3
10:50: Jesse Joensuu got sent off for holding near the period's midway point.

8:16: Just as the penalty expired, Marcus Kruger picked up the puck in the crease and slipped it along the ice past Dubnyk to give Chicago another lead. | CHI 4, EDM 3
7:01: Nick Schultz gets sent off for interference.

6:29: Duncan Keith fired a shot from the left point that beat Dubnyk to make it 5-3. | CHI 5, EDM 3

1:26: Jordan Eberle scores a shorthanded marker to get the Oilers back to within a goal. | CHI 5, EDM 4