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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Sharks

Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the San Jose Sharks

Friday, 03.01.2014 / 12:59 AM / Cenovus Game Story
By Marc Ciampa  - edmontonoilers.com
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:

Hall-RNH-Perron
Yakupov-Gagner-Eberle
Smyth-Gordon-Hemsky
Gazdic-Lander-Joensuu

Defence pairings:

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


Dubnyk

Out: Arcobello (ribs), Jones (head), Larsen (illness), Potter (groin)

            
FIRST PERIOD

20:00:
The game has begun.

16:50: Dan Boyle skated in all alone on Dubnyk but Jeff Petry was able to catch up to him and strip him from behind before he could get a shot on goal.

15:46: Boyd Gordon was tripped up behind his own net by Matt Nieto, giving Edmonton the game's first power play.

13:12: Sharks kill off the penalty and then have a flurry of opportunities in the Edmonton end. Dubnyk makes a series of big stops to keep the game scoreless.

11:08: Perron gets sent off for hooking Matt Irwin in his own end, sending the Sharks on their first man advantage of the night.

9:26: Gagner nearly scores on a shorthanded scoring attempt. He breaks in behind the Sharks defence and tries to get around goaltender Antti Niemi but the Finnish goalie is able to get a toe on it.

7:56: Jeff Petry gets two minutes for hooking Joe Thornton as the big centre drove to the net.

5:23: Sharks finally get on the board after a rebound bounces out to Pavelski who then dishes it over to Brent Burns for a tap-in with Dubnyk out of the play. | SJ 1, EDM 0
4:34: San Jose makes it a 2-0 game as Patrick Marleau wires a shot top corner. | SJ 2, EDM 0
0.0: Shots on goal after one were 17-7 for San Jose.

SECOND PERIOD

20:00:
Second period is now underway.

18:22: Nick Schultz heads to the penalty box, setting up San Jose's third power play of the game.

12:42: After an extended period in the Edmonton zone, Bracken Kearns wired a wrist shot from the high slot past Dubnyk to make it a three-goal game. | SJ 3, EDM 0
11:15: Logan Couture gets in behind the Oilers defence and takes a nice stretch pass from John McCarthy before firing a wrist shot glove side past Dubnyk for the goal. | SJ 4, EDM 0
5:25: Shots on goal were 26-9 Sharks with just over five minutes to play in the middle frame.

4:21: Nail Yakupov caught the puck at the hashmarks, put it down and fired it past Niemi to put Edmonton on the board. Gagner and Eberle got the assists. | SJ 4, EDM 1
0.0: Shots after two were 27-13 for the Sharks.

THIRD PERIOD

20:00:
Third period is now underway.

14:16: Joe Pavelski teed up a blast from inside the right point position past Dubnyk to extend the San Jose lead to 5-1. | SJ 5, EDM 1
13:40: Freddie Hamilton gets sent to the box, giving Edmonton its second power play opportunity of the night.

10:52: After San Jose killed off the Hamilton penalty, Boyle was sent to the box to give Edmonton another man advantage. 

6:30: Shots in the third period are 7-3 Oilers.




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