IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Stars
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Dallas Stars
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)
20:00: 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.
20:00: 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.
20:00: 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.
Inspired #Oilers penalty killing. Allowed 2 shots on a 5-on-3— Chris Wescott (@TheChrisWescott) November 14, 2013
3:03: Anton Belov hooks Valeri Nichushkin as he drives to the net, giving the Stars winger a penalty shot.
Dallas 0-6 on PP...Oilers 0-5...both missed 5-on-3 opportunities...difference in game thus far is Lehtonen save on Eberle, Gagner crossbar.— Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) November 14, 2013
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