IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Canucks
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Vancouver Canucks
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
Out: Larsen (illness), Hemsky (foot), Yakupov (head)
20:00: Tonight's game is now underway.
16:40: Justin Schultz's shot from the slot just narrowly misses the mark on Luongo's blocker side.
14:46: Canucks get on the board first. Scrivens makes the initial save on a shot from the top of the left circle but Kellan Lain pounces on the rebound and his shot ricochets off Scrivens and just across the line. | VAN 1, EDM 0
7:31: Shots on goal were 8-4 for Vancouver with seven-and-a-half minutes to play in the opening period.
Kellan Lain -- ejected after two seconds in his first NHL game -- has his first NHL goal tonight vs. EDM.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 22, 2014
6:03: Ryan Jones drops the gloves with Kevin Bieksa. Jones gets Bieksa's jersey over his head which shortens the length of the fight.
2:52: The first power play of the game went to the Oilers after Zac Dalpe received two minutes for holding late in the period.
0.0: Shots on goal after 20 were 9-6 for the Canucks.
20:00: Second period is now underway.
19:28: Ryan Smyth runs some interference on Dan Hamhuis and gets two minutes in the box. Vancouver heads to the power play for the first time.
14:25: A hooking penalty on Jannik Hansen gives Edmonton its second power play of the game.
12:01: Shortly after the Hansen penalty expires, Vancouver strikes to increase its lead to 2-0. Zack Kassian's shot beats Scrivens for the goal. | VAN 2, EDM 0
11:10: Edmonton goes right back on the man advantage following a penalty to Chris Higgins.
8:13: Nick Schultz gets two for cross-checking.
5:47: Hall was clipped with a high stick right off the faceoff by Kevin Bieksa, resulting in another Edmonton man advantage.
4:50: Eberle had the puck at the left circle and tried to shoot high but Luongo got his blocker up to knock it away.
0.0: Shots after 40 minutes were 22-17 for Vancouver.
Oilers with some good chances on last PP...Luongo robs Eberle and Perron rips one of the bar. PP looked dangerous finally...— Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) January 22, 2014
20:00: Third period has started.
12:51: Shots are 4-2 Vancouver so far in the third.
11:26: Hall heads to the bin, putting the Canucks on the PP.
9:18: Canucks call their 30-second timeout.
7:18: Jordan Eberle takes a high sticking penalty to give the Canucks their fourth power play of the game.
5:00: Oilers finally get on the board. After the puck just trickled wide following a Gagner redirect, Luongo remained out of the play just long enough for Jordan Eberle to put it into the open cage. | VAN 2, EDM 1
26.2: Oilers call their 30-second timeout.