IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Ducks
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Ducks in Anaheim
The Edmonton Oilers play their second of four games on this road trip, in a seven-day span.
The Oilers announced today that Ilya Bryzgalov would start in net tonight against the Ducks and Ales Hemsky will not play (ribs). Ryan Smyth will draw into the lineup in his place.
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers per warmups:
Scratches: Hemsky (ribs), Lander (healthy), Belov
20:00: The first period is underway in Anaheim!
16:36: Joensuu called for hooking and the Oilers head to the PK.
14:15: Bryzgalov with a couple of clutch saves to close out the Ducks PP.
13:42: Taylor Hall's long range shot is tipped out of mid-air by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and in for the Oilers 1-0 lead. Jordan Eberle with the second assist. | EDM 1, ANA 0
08:38: The Oilers can't get the puck out of their end, the Ducks win the battle for it behind the net and Maroon centres it in front of Bryzgalov from behind the net and Nick Bonino puts it in. | EDM 1, ANA 1
05:41: Andrew Cogliano shows off some wheels and tries to put one past Bryzgalov. The Oilers return the favour with a chance of their own, this time by Jordan Eberle. The game remains tied, 1-1.
03:51: Delay of game call to the Ducks and the Oilers have their first PP of the night!
00:00: The Oilers don't capitalize on their late in the period power play but it's all tied up after the first. | EDM 1, ANA 1
Nail Yakupov leads all #Oilers in shots w/ 3 through the first 20 min. Oil are out-hitting the Ducks 13-4 & out-shooting them 14-8— Chris Wescott (@TheChrisWescott) December 16, 2013
20:00: The second period has begun!
18:34: A holding call to the Ducks gives the Oilers a power play!
18:23: Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller stays down on the ice for a few moments in pain after taking a Yakupov one-timer to the shoulder. He's up and remains in net for Anaheim.
17:18: Yakupov with another chance! He's stopped by the pad of Hiller.
Arco and Potter with a pair of thunderous hits for the #Oilers. Unfortunately #44's on Bonino will be 5 and a game for check from behind.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 16, 2013
14:20: Potter gets a 5 min major for checking from behind and a game misconduct. Yakupov will serve the penalty.
11:37: The Oilers PK holds strong through the first half of the 5 min penalty.
BRYZ! Some love for the glove right there to deny Perreault.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 16, 2013
09:20: Penalty killed. The Oilers hang in there to prevent the Ducks from taking advantage of their long PP.
04:36: Similar to the first goal, a pass from behind the net finds a player out in front and the Ducks sink the goal. This time it was Perreault to Teemu Selanne. | ANA 2, EDM 1
00:00: Second period is over and the Oilers trail the Ducks after the first 40 minutes of play. | ANA 2, EDM 1
17:58: Hiller robs an Oilers scoring chance in deep.
10:00: Halfway through the third period and the Oilers still trail by one.
09:34: Sam Gagner ties the game on a partial breakaway! | EDM 2, ANA 2
03:17: Former Oiler Dustin Penner retakes the lead for the Ducks. | ANA 3, EDM 2
00:00: Heartbreaker in Anaheim as the Oilers fall to the Ducks. | ANA 3, EDM 2