IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Stars
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Dallas Stars
The Edmonton Oilers play their 28th game of the regular season tonight and their final road game of this three-game trip.
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
Ference - Petry
Grebeshkov - J.Schultz
N.Schultz - Belov
Out: Pitlick (knee), Bachman (lower body), Larsen (back), Gordon, Gazdic (healthy)
20:00: The game is underway in Dallas!
16:01: Bryzgalov lets a rebound pop out dangerously in front but slides out of the net to cover up.
Big hit by Gagner on Roussel early in the 1st. Dallas seems to bring out the mean in #89! He fought Dillon here last season.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 1, 2013
14:01: The Oilers first power play of the night yields just one shot. Back to even strength.
12:46: A turnover allows Hemsky to unleash a big shot on Lehtonen. The Stars backstop covers up.
Eberle creating absolute HAVOC for the Stars D out there but #Oilers can't convert... yet. It's power-play time w/ 10:40 to go.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 1, 2013
10:54: So. Much. Pressure. The Oilers generating their chances but can't put the puck past Lehtonen. The Oilers also get a power play. Too many men on the ice for Dallas.
07:42: Justin Schultz to the sin bin for holding and the Oilers are on the penalty kill for the first time tonight.
05:42: Oilers kill off the power play, although not without some scary moments out in front.
02:02: Taylor Hall working hard on that shift and has a good chance but Eberle will head to the box and the Oilers head on the penalty kill.
00:10: Oilers will be on a 5-on-3 penalty kill now after goalie interference.
00:00: Oilers out-shot 18-9 and in penalty trouble after the first period but no score on the board through 20 minutes. | EDM 0, DAL 0
20:00: The second period has begun.
16:41: Bryzgalov turns away another! 21 saves so far.
14:31: Oilers fourth line with a big opportunity! Ryan Jones nearly re-directs a puck in. Travor Daley gets a hooking penalty and the Oilers get a power play.
08:23: Aggressive penalty killing benefits the stars as Ryan Garbutt smothers Denis Grebeshkov at the Oilers blue line and then goes on a breakaway, scoring on Bryzgalov. | DAL 1, EDM 0
03:41: Bryzgalov hit by Garbutt, spun around and around the post and he stays down. UPDATE: Bryzgalov up and skates off. Dubnyk in now.
00:04: Oilers tie it up with four seconds left in the period. Ales Hemsky scores his fifth goal of the season, right on the door step. | EDM 1, DAL 1
00:00: The second period is in the books and we're all tied up. . | EDM 1, DAL 1
20:00: The third period is underway.
16:15: Antoine Roussel takes it into the Oilers zone then finds Garbutt out in front and he puts it past Dubnyk. | DAL 2, EDM 1
05:07: Devan Dubnyk with some great saves and then Perron finds Ference at the point and the captain one-times it past Lehtonen. | EDM 2, DAL 2
00:00: Overtime, here we come... | EDM 2, DAL 2
5:00: Overtime is now underway.
2:45: Petry has the puck alone at the right circle and shot is denied by Lehtonen.
1:10: Shots on goal are 44-30 for Dallas as time ticks away.
0.0: After 65 minutes, the game remains tied 2-2.
DAL - Jamie Benn - Stopped by Dubnyk
EDM - Jordan Eberle - Goal
DAL - Rick Peverley - Goal
EDM - David Perron - Goal
DAL - Alex Chiasson - Saved
EDM - Sam Gagner - (Didn't need to shoot)