IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Bruins
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Boston Bruins
The Edmonton Oilers play their fifth and final game in a five-game homestand tonight against the Boston Bruins.
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
Ference - Larsen
N.Schultz - J.Schultz
Belov - Petry
Out: Bryzgalov (head/neck), Gordon (shoulder), Smyth (neck), Potter (neck)
20:00: Tonight's game is now underway.
17:50: Hemsky and Joensuu break in on a two-on-one. Hemsky attempts to pass it over to Joensuu and the play is broken up.
13:00: Shots on goal seven minutes into the game were 7-3 for the Bruins.
12:25: Jordan Eberle rings a shot off the post from the right circle.
10:20: Sam Gagner sneaks in behind the Boston defence and tries to deke out Johnson but the Bruins netminder makes the save.
Eberle fools Boston goalie Chad Johnson but not the post as his low shot clangs off the iron, still scoreless in the 1st.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 13, 2013
9:35: Dennis Seidenberg's shot from the left point beats Dubnyk to give Boston a 1-0 lead. | BOS 1, EDM 0
6:52: Larsen clears the puck over the glass from his own zone, giving Boston the game's first power play.
3:49: Jarome Iginla tees up a one-timer blast from the top of the right circle that gets by Dubnyk and doubles the Boston lead. | BOS 2, EDM 0
2:25: Jordan Caron gets sent off for slashing, sending Edmonton on the power play for the first time.
1:43: Larsen's shot is blocked, sending Bergeron and Marchand on a two-on-one. Bergeron feeds the puck over to Marchand in the slot and his shot beats Dubnyk for the goal. | BOS 3, EDM 0
0.0: Shots on goal after one period were 18-14 for Boston.
20:00: Second period has started. Jason LaBarbera is now in goal for the Oilers.
16:35: Oilers score their first of the game, a David Perron wrist shot that finds its way into the top corner of the net behind Johnson. | BOS 3, EDM 1
15:42: Luke Gazdic and Milan Lucic drop the gloves in a spirited fight.
2:33: Perron does it again, with a brilliant individual effort and a one-handed wraparound goal for his 14th of the season to make it a one-goal game. | BOS 3, EDM 2
Oilers like a different team after that scrap. Shots now 24-23 EDM, and competitive level raised much higher.— Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) December 13, 2013
50.1: LaBarbera makes a nice glove save off an Iginla wrist shot.
0.0: Shots on goal after 40 minutes were tied at 28-28.
#Oilers out-hitting Boston 25-12 tonight, led by Belov's 4 and Arcobello's 3. Perron leads team TOI at 15:34, RNH 57% in the dot.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 13, 2013
20:00: Third period is now underway.
18:55: Seidenberg takes a Jeff Petry shot in the face and has to be attended to.
15:16: Oilers charge into the Boston zone and Yakupov's wrist shot from the slot is snagged by Johnson, game remains 3-2 Bruins.
12:10: Oilers are outshooting Boston 5-0 in the third period so far.
11:06: Marchand heads to the box, giving the Oilers a power play opportunity to tie the game up.
8:53: Edmonton has their chances but can't convert. Shots on goal are now 36-28 for the Oilers (8-0 in the period).
Oil switches up lines puts Hall with Hemsky and Arcobello, Joensuu with Gagner and Yakupov.#Oilers— Jim Matheson (@NHLbyMatty) December 13, 2013
6:40: Bruins finally register their first shot on goal in the period, a weak shot from the corner that LaBarbera steers away easily.
3:08: Seidenberg gets two minutes for putting his hand on the puck, giving Edmonton a power play with one last crack to tie the game.
1:20: Oilers pull LaBarbera for the extra attacker.
43.4: Jarome Iginla scores an empty-netter to make it 4-2 Boston. | BOS 4, EDM 2