IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Blue Jackets
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Columbus Blue Jackets
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!
Dubnyk between the pipes for the #Oilers to start the 3rd.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) November 30, 2013
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.