IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Sharks
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the San Jose Sharks
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
Out: Hemsky (foot), Ference (head), Arcobello (healthy), Potter (healthy)
20:00: Tonight's game is now underway.
17:07: The Sharks had a wide open net with a chance to open the scoring but Jordan Eberle hooked Joe Pavelski off the puck before he could shoot it. The result was a penalty to Eberle and the Sharks getting the game's first power play.
15:45: Ryan Jones had a shorthanded breakaway but was stopped by Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi on the deke attempt.
15:07: Oilers kill off the penalty. Shots are 5-2 Sharks.
End to end action right now! Jones denied on his breakaway backhand deke shorthanded then Scrivens denies Marleau on a 2-on-1.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) January 30, 2014
12:28: Sam Gagner gets a tripping penalty, sending San Jose back on the power play. Shots are 11-2 Sharks.
10:26: Oilers kill off the penalty; Scrivens made three big saves during the PK.
Scrivens is keeping #Oilers in it thus far...four huge saves at least...— Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) January 30, 2014
9:09: Edmonton gets on the board first. Nick Schultz feeds Justin at the right point and his wrist shot beats Niemi high for the goal. | EDM 1, SJ 0
44.4: Matt Hendricks drops the gloves with Mike Brown on the Sharks. The fists fly quickly with the two combatants falling to the ice shortly after the fight began.
0.0: Shots after one period were 20-7 for San Jose.
Hendricks vs. former #Oilers fwd Brown with 43 secs to go in the 1st. Hendricks lands a couple early, Brown with the takedown.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) January 30, 2014
20:00: Second period has started.
18:00: Scrivens slides over to make a nice pad save and keep the Sharks off the board.
13:12: Oilers manage five shots in the period's opening seven minutes but Sharks continue their barrage and direct six Scrivens' way. Shots are 26-12 San Jose.
Ben Scrivens making some great saves in this one. #Oilers are being outshot 24-9— Chris Wescott (@TheChrisWescott) January 30, 2014
11:21: Scrivens took a shot from Bracken Kearns off his mask but regained his composure fast to snag a shot out of the air.
11:10: Off the faceoff, Scrivens comes up huge again with a great glove save off Pavelski.
The game isn't yet 30 minutes old and Scrivens has 33 saves. He's getting a standing ovation.— Dan Tencer (@dantencer) January 30, 2014
9:47: After an icing, the Oilers call their 30-second timeout.
Ridiculous. Scrivens.— Tom Gazzola (@TomGazzola) January 30, 2014
3:36: A penalty to Marc-Edouard Vlasic sends the Oilers to the power play for the first time on the night.
1:09: Scrivens continues his impressive run, stopping Marleau on a breakaway and then denying Marleau again on a quick shot from the slot. Sharks have 42 shots and the Oilers goaltender has stopped all 42 to this point.
1:06: A skirmish erupts, resulting in penalties to Marincin and Burns resulting in four-on-four play.
0.0: After 40 minutes, shots on goal were 42-16 for the Sharks.
20:00: Third period is now underway.
16:34: Oilers officially announce that Matt Hendricks has left the game with a head injury and will not return.
13:50: Taylor Hall rifles a shot past Niemi from the left circle to double the Oilers lead. | EDM 2, SJ 0
9:24: Shots are 50-22 for the Sharks.
8:58: Anton Belov goes off for cross checking, giving the Sharks a power play.
7:56: Scrivens makes another handful of stops, including a pad save off a Tommy Wingels wrister from the slot.
4:00: Scrivens makes his 57th save of the game, setting a new Oilers record for saves by a goaltender in a single game.
1:20: Eberle scoops up a Hall rebound and lifts it over Niemi to make it a 3-0 lead. | EDM 3, SJ 0
0.0: The game ends with Scrivens having made an NHL record 59 saves in a regulation shutout victory.