IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Kings
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Kings in LA
The Edmonton Oilers play their third of four games on this road trip, tonight.
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers per warmups:
Scratches: Potter (suspended), Lander (healthy), Joensuu (healthy)
20:00: The first period is underway!
19:24: Hall with a chance in deep early but he's turned away by Jones.
16:04: The Oilers top line with some nice passing through the middle but Eberle skates just wide of the net.
14:07: Great save by Bryzgalov keeps the game scoreless.
12:23: Shot through traffic, pressure in his face but the puck falls harmlessly into the pads of Bryzgalov for his seventh save of the night. The Kings turning up the heat on the Oilers defence.
08:37: Eberle draws an interference penalty on Jake Muzzin and the Oilers have their first power play of the night.
03:22: Drew Doughty skates the puck through the Oilers defence, passes it back door to Dwight King who sinks it on a diving Bryzgalov. | LA 1, EDM 0
00:00: That will do it for the first period. The Oilers trail in shots 13-7. | LA 1, EDM 0
20:00: The second period is underway in LA!
17:03: First penalty kill of the night for the Oilers as Nick Schultz heads to the sin bin for hooking.
15:03: Penalty to the Oilers is over as Schultz comes out of the box.
11:55: Jarrett Stoll and David Perron get into a bit of a wrestling match after the net comes off.
05:45: The Oilers trail in shots 25-16 but are still within just one goal of the Kings.
3:51: Nail Yakupov to the box for 2 minutes for holding and the Oilers are back on the PK.
1:51: Yak is out of the box. The Oilers PK holds firm.
00:00: The second period comes to a close in LA.
20:00: The third period is underway in LA!
16:14: Taylor Hall has a breakaway but the puck goes wide of the net.
BRYZ! Poke-check to stop Carter on a partial break, and then #77 drills the rebound off his mask. Still 1-0 LA, 13:36 to go.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 18, 2013
13:36: Carter on the breakaway is stoned by Bryzgalov. The goalie's mask flies off after a second shot from the corner hits him right on the cheek. The score remains the same.
08:49: Under nine minutes remain and the Oilers are still fighting to break through for their first goal.
05:31: Hall with another great scoring chance but the puck hops over the net.
04:38: Jordan Nolan catches the Oilers on a change and all alone on Bryzgalov, he puts it away to give the Kings a bigger lead. | LA 2, EDM 0
03:10: Bryzgalov pulled for the extra attacker.
00:00: An empty netter with under 40 seconds remaining in the game will give LA the 3-0 victory.