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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Avs

Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Avalanche in Denver, CO.

Friday, 20.12.2013 / 12:00 AM / Cenovus Game Story
By Chris Wescott  - edmontonoilers.com
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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Avs
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Avalanche in Denver, CO.
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PRE-GAME NOTES

The Edmonton Oilers close their four-game road trip, tonight.

Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers per warmups:

Hall-Nugent-Hopkins-Eberle
Perron-Gagner-Yakupov
Smyth-Gordon-Hemsky
Gazdic-Lander-Jones

Ference-Petry
N. Schultz-J.Schultz
Larsen-Belov

Dubnyk

Scratches: Potter (suspended), Arcobello (ribs), Joensuu (healthy)

           
FIRST PERIOD

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

           
SECOND PERIOD

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

           
THIRD PERIOD

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




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