IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Jets
Minute-by-minute updates as the Edmonton Oilers take on the Winnipeg Jets
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
Out: Larsen (illness), Potter (groin), Hemsky (foot), Yakupov (head)
20:00: Today's game is now underway.
19:05: The first penalty of the game goes to Michael Frolik, only 55 seconds in. Frolik receives two minutes for hooking.
14:10: Matt Hendricks has a good chance with a quick release in front of Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec but the Winnipeg netminder makes the save.
9:55: Sam Gagner hauled down Blake Wheeler just past the period's midway point, resulting in Winnipeg's first man advantage of the game.
9:24: Hendricks got a puck in the ear and had to be helped off the ice into the Oilers dressing room.
7:20: David Perron was sprung on a breakaway after a nice outlet pass from Taylor Hall. Pavelec made a nice save on the deke attempt.
4:59: Hall goes to the box, sending the Jets back on the power play.
4:53: Hendricks returns to the ice for the penalty kill.
Hall elbow on Wheeler, no argument from Oiler winger. Wheeler to dressing room. Jets' had lots of pressure on 1st PP.#Oilers— Jim Matheson (@NHLbyMatty) January 18, 2014
18.4: Some good forechecking by the newly-formed line of Mark Arcobello, Sam Gagner and David Perron led to a hooking penalty on Mark Stuart and another Oilers power play.
0.0: Shots on goal after one period were 11-8 for Winnipeg.
20:00: Second period underway.
18:18: Jets kill off the Oilers power play; best chance came when Anton Belov ripped a shot off the crossbar.
2nd period underway! #Oilers great in the faceoff circle in the opening frame at 69% due in large part to Gordon's 6-for-7.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) January 18, 2014
13:16: Eric O'Dell gets two minutes for hooking, setting up Edmonton's third man advantage of the game.
PING! Belov strikes iron with that vicious one-timer as the #Oilers apply strong PP pressure but can't crack the goose-egg.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) January 18, 2014
13:01: Eberle receives a feed across the slot from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and makes no mistake, wiring the shot top corner to put Edmonton on the board first. | EDM 1, WPG 0
11:02: On the PP, Dustin Byfuglien tries to tuck the puck in behind Bryzgalov but just narrowly misses after getting the puck around the Edmonton tender.
5:05: Ryan Jones heads to the box, giving Winnipeg a power play chance to tie the game.
Great shot of Gordon crunching Stuart earlier in the game! pic.twitter.com/FEMZU6td9o— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) January 18, 2014
0.0: Right at the buzzer, Jeff Petry received two minutes for slashing Andrew Ladd as the Jets captain drove to the net. Shots on goal were 24-16 for Winnipeg.
20:00: Third period has started.
16:08: Eberle skated in behind the Jets defence at a very quick speed until he was just one-on-one with Pavelec. His attempted backhand was denied by the Winnipeg goaltender.
15:59: Tobias Enstrom received two minutes for hooking, giving Edmonton another power play chance to pull further ahead of the Jets.
14:12: After a penalty kill which saw a handful of scoring chances, Bryan Little found Jacob Trouba at the top of the crease for a bang-bang play past Bryzgalov to tie the game at 1-1. | WPG 1, EDM 1
11:34: Matt Hendricks dropped the gloves with Mark Stuart. The fight was very brief as both players fell to the ice shortly after the bout began.
9:23: Winnipeg struck again to take the lead for the first time in the game. Mark Scheifle drove to the net and after two backhand attempts, the second one made its way past Brzygalov for the go-ahead goal. | WPG 2, EDM 1
6:37: Mark Stuart's penalty gives the Oilers a chance to tie the game on the power play.
2:05: David Perron redirected a shot from Jeff Petry at the point, tying the game up at 2-2. | EDM 2, WPG 2
0.0: Shots on goal at the end of regulation were 37-20 for the Jets.
5:00: OT is underway.
4:50: Jacob Trouba scores the winner for Winnipeg, his second of the night.