IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Sharks
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the San Jose Sharks
The Edmonton Oilers play their 21st game of the regular season tonight and 8th on home ice.
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
Ference - Petry
Belov - Larsen
N.Schultz - Potter
Out: MacIntyre (knee), Pitlick (knee), J.Schultz (groin), Bachman (lower body), Jones (healthy), Klefbom (healthy)
20:00: Tonight's game is now underway.
19:02: Joe Pavelski gets an early hooking penalty to give the Oilers a power play only 58 seconds into the game.
14:30: Pavelski gets clipped with a high stick, sending Ales Hemsky to the box for two minutes.
7:51: Sharks with an 8-4 edge in shots through the first 12 minutes of the period.
5:03: Ryan Smyth gets sent off for hooking, sending the Sharks to their second power play of the night.
4:16: Pavelski pounces on a rebound as Dubnyk gets twisted around after Andrew Ference clips him, putting the Sharks on the board first at 1-0. | SJ 1, EDM 0
2:47: Thomas Hertl redirects a feed from Joe Thornton at the top of the crease to double the San Jose lead. | SJ 2, EDM 0
32.0: David Perron gets a hooking penalty, sending San Jose to the power play for the third time on the evening.
2-0. Schultz and Potter both covered the same guy, both lost the battle against him, and Hertl gets a tap in.— Dan Tencer (@dantencer) November 16, 2013
0.0: After one period, shots on goal were 14-6 for the Sharks.
20:00: Second period is now underway.
16:25: Patrick Marleau blasts a one timer past Dubnyk to extend San Jose's lead to three goals. | SJ 3, EDM 0
12:43: Ryan Smyth has a wraparound attempt and a wide open net but the puck slides through the goalmouth, off the skate of Sharks netminder Alex Stalock and out of harm's way.
12:25: Andrew Ference rings a shot off the post right off the faceoff.
8:12: Brad Stuart receives two minutes for cross-checking, sending the Oilers on the power play for the first time in the middle frame.
7:12: Nail Yakupov hammers a floating rebound from the top of the right circle past Stalock to put the Oilers on the board. | SJ 3, EDM 1
3:17: Yakupov nearly scores another after his deke attempt at the top of the crease is denied by Stalock.
20:00: Third period is now underway.
16:54: Logan Couture wires a shoot off the crossbar. It's reviewed and confirmed that it did not, in fact, go in.
10:20: A bloodied Boyd Gordon returns to the ice very shortly after taking a stick to the face.
6:16: A hooking penalty on Patrick Marleau negates the middle two minutes of the Sharks four-minute man advantage.
That high stick they see. No call on the Gordon injury, but 4 minutes on that one.— Dan Tencer (@dantencer) November 16, 2013
4:07: Eberle is hauled down, negating the remaining 1:11 of Yakupov's minor and giving the Oilers a brief power play.