IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Flames
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Calgary Flames
The Edmonton Oilers continue their five-game homestand with a game against the Calgary Flames.
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
Ference - Larsen
N.Schultz - J.Schultz
Marincin - Petry
Out: Pitlick (knee), Bachman (lower body), Bryzgalov (upper body), Gordon (undisclosed), Potter (healthy), Joensuu (healthy)
20:00: Tonight's game is now underway.
16:19: Byron intercepts a pass, creating a two-on-one for the Flames, Byron dished the puck to Stempniak, who fanned on his shot. Byron picked up the rebound but could not score.
14:16: Gagner is clipped with a high stick right off the faceoff by Lance Bouma, giving the Oilers their second power play of the night.
12:49: Tempers flare up on both sides after Perron directs the puck on net after an offside whistle. Perron gets unsportsmanlike conduct on the play.
4:42: Larsen's wrist shot clips the face of Ladislav Smid but he is able to skate to the Flames bench without any help.
4:00: Calgary opens the scoring when Lee Stempniak outmuscles Ference skating down the right wing before teeing up a wrist shot from the right circle that beats Dubnyk high. | CGY 1, EDM 0
58.6: A scrum erupts behind the Oilers net, the end result of which is Blair Jones getting the lone penalty -- for roughing. Oilers head back on the power play.
3.0: Perron's one-timer from the left circle rings off the post behind Reto Berra and out.
0.0: Shots on goal after one period were 12-6 for Edmonton.
Yakupov led #Oilers with 3 SOG in 1st period, Nick Schultz 2 blocked shots, home team 71% in FO circle incl. RNH's 7-for-9.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 8, 2013
20:00: Second period is now underway
17:50: David Jones clubs Jeff Petry into the boards and his head whips back towards the glass. Petry has to be helped off the ice.
14:56: Mark Giordano gets two minutes in the box for holding the stick.
Back of Petry's head hits glass partition by Flames bench after solid check by Baertschi and he's shaken up.#Oilers— Jim Matheson (@NHLbyMatty) December 8, 2013
9:25: Oilers announce that Jeff Petry (head injury) will not return to tonight's game.
8:40: Berra makes a pair of big stops on Arcobello.
#Oilers d-man Jeff Petry (head) will not return to tonight's game.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 8, 2013
2:05: Eberle tries to get past Mark Giordano and into a prime scoring area but the Flames defenceman knocks the puck out of harm's way at the top of the crease.
1.6: Joe Colborne heads to the box, setting up an Oilers power play to open the final frame.
0.0: After two, shots on goal were 22-16 for the Oilers.
20:00: Third period is now underway
14:45: Colborne trips up Hemsky, setting up Edmonton's sixth man advantage of the night.
13:18: The power play ends after Hemsky takes an interference penalty.
9:33: Shots on goal with just under 10 minutes to play in the final frame were 25-23 for the Oilers.
1:14: Flames call their 30-second timeout as they attempt to hold on to a one-goal lead.
10.1: Taylor Hall is perched at the right side of the net where he picks up the puck from a David Perron flip pass over Berra. Hall makes no mistake, firing it in to tie the game. | EDM 1, CGY 1
0.0: Third period comes to an end with Oilers outshooting Calgary 27-25.
5:00: Extra period is now underway
4:00: Hall nearly ends it after Justin Schultz's wrist shot has a small rebound but Berra smothers the loose puck before the Oilers winger can get to it.
1:46: Kris Russel's feed finds its way to Jiri Hudler and the Flames winger makes no mistake, rifling the puck past Dubnyk for the game winner. | CGY 2, EDM 1