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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Stars

Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Dallas Stars

Wednesday, 11.13.2013 / 9:44 PM MT / Cenovus Game Story
By Marc Ciampa  -
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The Edmonton Oilers play their 20th game of the regular season tonight and 7th on home ice.

Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:

Hall - RNH - Eberle
Perron - Gagner - Hemsky
Joensuu - Gordon - Jones
Smyth - Arcobello - Yakupov

Ference - Petry
Belov - Larsen
N.Schultz - Potter


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


Tonight's game is now underway.  

18:45: The Oilers nearly opened the scoring as Philip Larsen's shot from the right circle just narrowly missed the mark.

12:20: At the first TV timeout, the Oilers play a tribute video for former captain Shawn Horcoff, now playing with the Stars.

10:50: After a sustained period of pressure in the Edmonton zone by Dallas, the Oilers call their 30-second timeout.

9:51: Jordan Eberle has a great chance to score in the slot but his wrist shot is snagged by Kari Lehtonen - a great glove save by the Stars netminder.
7:45: Sam Gagner rings a shot off the post as the Oilers start to put the pressure on Dallas.

7:22: David Peron is hauled down by Stars defenceman Trevor Daley on a rush up ice. Shots are 7-7 as Oilers head on the power play for the first time.

3:18: Cody Eakin takes a hooking penalty and the Oilers head back on the man advantage.

2:09: The power play ends when Ryan Smyth takes a slashing penalty.

0:00: Shots on goal after one period are 11-9 for Dallas.


Second period is now underway.

17:20: Stephane Robidas gets two minutes for holding up Perron as Oilers head to the power play for the third time.

17:49: Ryan Garbutt closes his hand on the puck and heads to the box, giving the Oilers an extended two-man advantage. 

13:55: Jesse Joensuu backhanded the puck into the face of Boyd Gordon but the Oilers pivot was able to skate back to the bench on his own.

11:49: Mark Arcobello gets a high stick in the mouth by Jamie Benn, resulting in Edmonton's fifth power play of the game.

9:25: Just as the penalty expires, Rich Peverley takes a shot off the rush then drives to the net and picks up his own rebound, lifting it over Dubnyk for the game's opening goal. | DAL 1, EDM 0
6:41: Andrew Ference takes a hooking penalty, resulting in the first full power play for Dallas.

55.4: Nugent-Hopkins gets sent off for holding.

0:00: Shots on goal after two periods were 18-15 for Dallas.


The third period is now underway.

19:12: Jeff Petry receives a slashing penalty, giving the Stars a two-man advantage. Dallas uses their 30-second timeout to regroup for the five-on-three.

13:43: Boyd Gordon gets sent off for holding the stick.

12:55: Corey Potter receives a tripping minor, sending Dallas to a two-man advantage for the next 1:12.
10:55: Both penalties are killed off. Shots on goal are 23-17 for the Stars. 3:03: Anton Belov hooks Valeri Nichushkin as he drives to the net, giving the Stars winger a penalty shot.

3:03: Nichushkin misses the net on his penalty shot attempt.

51.9: Tyler Seguin scores an empty-net goal to make it a two-goal game. | DAL 2, EDM 0

13.3: Antoine Roussel adds another empty netter for Dallas. | DAL 3, EDM 0