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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Blue Jackets

Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Columbus Blue Jackets

Friday, 11.29.2013 / 7:28 PM MT / Cenovus Game Story
By Chris Wescott  -
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The Edmonton Oilers play their 27th game of the regular season tonight and second straight road game.

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: The Oilers are trying to make it two straight wins, and five in their last six. The puck is dropped and the game is underway at Nationwide Arena!

19:40: 20 seconds in and the Oilers are on the power play.

13:24: Jones sacrifices the body and blocks a point shot. Bryzgalov covers the puck after sustained pressure from the Blue Jackets.

12:10: Ryan Johansen puts the Blue Jackets' first registered shot of the night for Columbus, past Bryzgalov and the Jackets take the lead. | EDM 0, CBJ 1

05:19: Final TV timeout of the opening period. The Oilers are outshooting the Blue Jackets 7-4, but down 1-0.

00:00: The first period has come to a close. The Oilers outshot Columbus 8-7 but can't find the back of the net. | EDM 0, CBJ 1

20:00: The second period is underway!

18:39: Nick Schultz to the sin bin for tripping.

18:26: The Oilers are on the negative side of the 5-on-3 power play. Jeff Petry sitting 2 for delay of game.

17:27: Bryzgalov with a HUGE save and the net comes off stopping the play. Oilers breathe a sigh of relief.

17:04: Ference to the box for holding. The penalties keep piling up for Edmonton.

16:26: Artem Anisimov goes far-side of Bryzgalov on the power play to increase the Blue Jackets' lead. | EDM 0, CBJ 2

13:18: Oilers fail to capitalize on a power play of their own, despite a Taylor Hall breakaway.

09:50: Back on the penalty kill as Justin Schultz goes off for interference.

09:30: Nick Foligno puts in the PP goal from the top of the crease and Columbus stretches their lead to three. | EDM 0, CBJ 3
03:59: Under four minutes remaining in the second period and the Oilers trail in shots, 20-14 and haven fallen behind by three.

02:54: Jack Skille skates down the right wing and fires a great shot far-side over the blocker and under the bar for the Columbus goal. | EDM 0, CBJ 4
00:00: Second period comes to a close. | EDM 0, CBJ 4

20:00: The third period is underway!

19:32: Nick Foligno takes a high sticking penalty on Andrew Ference.

15:31: Lots of pressure for the Oilers to start the third period and now another power play opportunity after James Wisniewski high sticks Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

14:29: The man advantage is short lived as Hemsky gets two minutes for hooking.

11:32: Blake Comeau runs Arcobello into the boards to continue the third period penalty parade.

9:24: Sam Gagner wires home a shot just as the penalty expires to put the Oilers on the board. | CBJ 4, EDM 1
6:11: Nugent-Hopkins had his stick knocked out of his hands by Jack Skille and the result was another Edmonton man advantage.

4:21: Jordan Eberle flicks a wrist shot that's tipped by David Perron to make it a two-goal game with a power play goal for the Oilers. | CBJ 4, EDM 2
2:15: Devan Dubnyk heads to the bench for an extra attacker.