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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Sharks

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

Wednesday, 01.29.2014 / 9:31 PM MT / Cenovus Game Story
By Marc Ciampa  -
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Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:


Defence pairings:

N. Schultz-J.Schultz


Out: Hemsky (foot), Ference (head), Arcobello (healthy), Potter (healthy)


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.

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.

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.


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.

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.
9:47: After an icing, the Oilers call their 30-second timeout.

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.


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.
2:09: Dan Boyle gets sent to the box, setting up an Edmonton power play.

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.