IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Predators
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Nashville Predators
The Edmonton Oilers play their 26th game of the regular season tonight.
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
Ference - Petry
Grebeshkov - J.Schultz
N.Schultz - Belov
Out: Pitlick (knee), Bachman (lower body), Larsen (back), Acton (healthy), Gazdic (healthy)
20:00: Alberta native country singer Brett Kissel sings the Canadian and United States national anthems and we are now underway in Nashville!
12:05: About eight minutes in and the shots are tied at just one each.
10:18: Jordan Eberle to the box for hooking and the Preds have the game's first power play.
03:30: Oilers trail in shots 8-6, just a lot of back-and-forth with the puck through the first period.
01:42: Great offensive setup by the Oilers but Arcobello's shot is right into the pads of Mazanec.
01:36: Smyth to the box, 2 minutes for high-sticking.
01:17: Seth Jones to the sin bin for interference and it's all evened up.
00:00: First period ends and we're all tied up at 0-0. Shots are 13-9 in Nashville's favour. | EDM 0, NSH 0
20:00: The second period is underway in Nashville.
17:25: The Oilers fourth line has another great chance on Mazanec but the puck slides harmlessly across the crease.
14:53: David Perron and Paul Gaustad to the box for unsportsmanlike conduct.
14:28: Oilers score! Jeff Petry fires a shot from just inside the blue line and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins tips it in. | EDM 1, NSH 0
13:37: Oilers score again! Gagner to Hall on a 2-on-2 rush down the ice and Hall puts a great move on Mazanec to give the Oilers the 2-0 lead. | EDM 2, NSH 0
11:41: Jones gets two minutes for roughing and Rich Clune gets four as the Oilers are on their first full power play of the game.
00:00: Two periods in the books and the Oilers are up by two, courtesy of RNH and Hall. | EDM 2, NSH 0
20:00: The third period is underway!
13:20: Ryan Jones nearly scores on his old team as Mark Arcobello's feed is redirected by him at the top of the crease but Preds defenceman Victor Bartley swats it out of the way.
12:35: Jordan Eberle rings a shot off the post with a backhand attempt from the left circle.
7:16: Boyd Gordon is tripped up driving to the net by Ryan Ellis, giving the Oilers a late third-period power play.
2:47: Nashville pulls their goaltender for an extra attacker.
2:05: David Perron's shot attempt on the empty net is blocked by Ellis.
56.2: Hall feeds Eberle in the slot and he fires the puck into the empty net. | EDM 3, NSH 0