IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Avs
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Avalanche in Denver, CO.
The Edmonton Oilers close their four-game road trip, tonight.
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers per warmups:
Scratches: Potter (suspended), Arcobello (ribs), Joensuu (healthy)
20:00: The first period is underway here at the Pepsi Center in Denver!
17:45: The Oilers fourth line does a good job of pressuring Varlamov.
16:21: Duchene puts a puck up and over Dubnyk's net.
11:31: The line of Perron-Gagner-Yakupov with sustained puck possession in the attack zone, but can't get any clean scoring chances. There was a lot of battling for the puck behind the net.
07:45: David Perron crashing the net again. He's good at that. McLeod gets into a shoving match with 57 after the whistle.
05:10: Taylor Hall gives the Oilers the 1-0 lead! RNH passes it to Hall who has a lot of space to work with, Hall head fakes like he's going to pass then snipes the puck past Varlamov. | EDM 1, COL 0
01:28: Gagner clips Paul Stastny in the face with his stick off the draw. He gets five minutes for cross-checking and a game.
00:00: Taylor Hall gets called for unsportsmanlike conduct after the whistle.
00:00: The period ends with the Oilers on top, 1-0. | EDM 1, COL 0
20:00: The second period is underway, the Oilers have a big 5-on-3 penalty kill coming up.
18:53: Tyson Barrie fires a shot past the glove of Dubnyk on the 5-on-3 power play.
09:20: With under 10 minutes remaining in the 2nd, the Oilers are being outshot 24-11.
07:50: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scores courtesy of a pass by Hall. | EDM 2, COL 1
05:00: The Avs tie it up. Ryan O'Reilly back door on Dubnyk. | EDM 2, COL 2
02:03: A Colorado interference pennalty on Bordeleau gives Edmonton a power play!
01:32: Maxime Talbot scores on a shorthanded rush to give Colorado a 3-2 lead. | COL 3, EDM 2
00:00: The second period has completed. | COL 3, EDM 2
20:00: The third period is underway at the Pepsi Center!
10:50: Gordon with a chance in deep! He's taken down in front of Varlamov. It looks like his eye is cut.
06:17: Colorado comes down the ice on a 2-on-1 rush but the puck goes wide.
05:25: Varlamov covers up the puck after Gordon frees it from the corner.
03:50: Eberle with a great chance on Varlamov with a backhander but it's turned away.
02:00: Some great pressure by the Oilers as of late but they trail by one with 2 min left.
01:53: The Oilers pull Dubnyk for the extra attacker.
00:01: Duchene scores the empty netter to ice the game.
00:00: That will do it from Colorado. | COL 4, EDM 2