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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Sharks

Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the San Jose Sharks

Friday, 11.15.2013 / 9:33 PM MT / Cenovus Game Story
By Marc Ciampa  -
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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Sharks
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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)


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.

0.0: After one period, shots on goal were 14-6 for the Sharks.


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
6:42: Ference gets sent off for tripping, sending the Sharks on the man advantage once again.

3:17: Yakupov nearly scores another after his deke attempt at the top of the crease is denied by Stalock.
0.0: Shots on goal after two are 29-21 for San Jose


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.
13:59: Shots on goal are 31-24 for San Jose.

10:20: A bloodied Boyd Gordon returns to the ice very shortly after taking a stick to the face.
6:56: Andrew Desjardins gets clipped with a high stick by Nail Yakupov. It draws blood, meaning a double minor.
6:16: A hooking penalty on Patrick Marleau negates the middle two minutes of the Sharks four-minute man advantage.

4:07: Eberle is hauled down, negating the remaining 1:11 of Yakupov's minor and giving the Oilers a brief power play.