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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Lightning

Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Tampa Bay Lightning

Sunday, 05.01.2014 / 10:06 PM / Cenovus Live In-Game Blog
By Marc Ciampa  - edmontonoilers.com
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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Lightning
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Tampa Bay Lightning
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PRE-GAME NOTES

The Edmonton Oilers face off against the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight at Rexall Place.

Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:

Hall-RNH-Eberle
Yakupov-Gagner-Perron
Smyth-Gordon-Hemsky
Gazdic-Arcobello-Jones

Defence pairings:

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


Bryzgalov

Out: Larsen (illness), Potter (groin), Joensuu (healthy), Belov (healthy)

            
FIRST PERIOD

20:00:
The game has started.

19:08: Justin Schultz gets two minutes for clearing the puck over the glass in his own end.

17:17: Nikita Kucherov's one-timer blast from the right circle just before the penalty expired, put the Lightning on the board at 1-0. | TB 1, EDM 0
15:42: The Oilers struck quickly to get on even terms. Jordan Eberle converted a nice three-way passing play between himself, Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to make it a 1-1 game. RNH found Eberle in the slot for a wide-open net. Eberle missed on the initial shot attempt but managed to still get the puck past Ben Bishop on his second try. | EDM 1, TB 1

15:42: Bishop heads to the dressing room for what appears to be an injury to his blocker hand and is replaced in net by Anders Lindback.
15:21: Alex Killorn receives four minutes for high sticking to put the Oilers on an extended power play.

13:51: Eberle strieks for his second of the game. His one timer is stopped by Lindback but still manages to bounce and trickle its way over the goal line. | EDM 2, TB 1
9:17: Hall is denied by Lindback on a breakaway attempt and then moments later, Lindback kicks out his left pad to stop Hall on a backhand attempt at the right side of the net.

4:18: Luke Gazdic scores to give the Oilers a two-goal lead. | EDM 3, TB 1
0.0: Shots on goal after one were 12-4 for the Oilers.
SECOND PERIOD

20:00:
Second period is now underway.
16:59: Lightning have a fast start to the period, outshooting the Oilers 5-0 through the first three minutes.

11:13: Victor Hedman's wrist shot from the right point beat Bryzgalov to make it a one-goal game. The shot was Tampa's seventh of the period with Oilers still yet to register one. | EDM 3, TB 2
5:35: Valtteri Filppula's screened shot skips and finds its way past Bryzgalov to draw the Lightning even at 3-3. | EDM 3, TB 3
4:04: Gazdic went down in front of the Tampa net with an injury. He skated gingerly to the bench after the whistle. Eric Brewer received a high sticking penalty on the play.

0.0: Shots in the period ended up 14-9 for the Lightning. Overall in the game, shots are 21-18 for Edmonton.
THIRD PERIOD

20:00:
Third period starts now.

17:50: Matt Carle's shot from the left point rings off the post.

17:29: Ales Hemsky's shot from the right circle beats Lindback but rings off the crossbar. After a video review, it's ruled no goal.
11:52: Nugent-Hopkins wires a shot off the post behind Lindback.

11:40: Boyd Gordon whacks at the puck at the left side of the net and it slides under Lindback to put Edmonton back in front. | EDM 4, TB 3
9:50: Hemsky gets two minutes for tripping and Malone gets two for diving.

9:30: While playing four-on-four, Hall redirects a Ference one-timer to make it a two-goal lead for Edmonton. | EDM 5, TB 3
0.0: Final shot count is 27-26 for the Lightning.




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