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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Sabres

Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Buffalo Sabres

Monday, 03.02.2014 / 9:25 PM / Cenovus Game Story
By Chris Wescott  - edmontonoilers.com
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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Sabres\r\n
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Buffalo Sabres
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:

Hall-RNH-Eberle
Perron-Gagner-Yakupov
Hendricks-Gordon-Hemsky
Gazdic-Smyth-Joensuu

Defence pairings:

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

Bryzgalov

Out: Larsen (illness), Jones (healthy)

FIRST PERIOD

20:00:
Tonight's game is now underway.

19:28: Jeff Petry dangles! That's right, the defenceman with a nice goal and the Oilers are on top 1-0. | EDM 1, BUF 0

15:22: Hemsky nearly re-directs the puck in past Enroth, but it's just wide of the open net.

14:19: Stafford to the box and the Oilers are on the power play.

13:04: After an offside call, Taylor Hall sent to the box for unsportsmanlike conduct.

11:56: After a big save by Bryzgalov the puck finds its way under the goaltender and the Sabres tie things up. Ott from Myers and Hodgson | EDM 1, BUF 1

04:36: Ehrhoff goes off for tripping and the Oilers are back on the power play.

00:56: The Oilers allow a shorthanded goal to Drew Stafford as the Sabres capitalize on a 2-on-1 rush. | BUF 2, EDM 1

00:00: It started off well for the Oilers, however the Sabres get two goals in the first and take a 2-1 lead into the locker room after 20. | BUF 2, EDM 1

SECOND PERIOD

20:00:
The second period is underway with the Oilers down by one at the First Niagara Center.

17:37: Matt Hendricks to the sin bin for goalie interference.

16:30: Myers goes off for interference and we have 4 on 4 hockey for 53 seconds.

08:50: Less than 10 minutes to go in the second period and the Oilers are being outshot 23-18 by Buffalo and are down by one.

08:38: Eberle to the box for hooking and the Sabres have a power play. Their special teams has made a difference with a PPG and SHG tonight.

06:38: Eberle out of the box and both teams are even strength.

05:10: Yakupov and Ott both head to the boxes for interference and roughing and it's 4 on 4 hockey again for 2 minutes.

06:37: Justin Schultz ties the game with a beautiful top-shelf shot. | EDM 2, BUF 2

00:00: Justin Schultz tied the game for the Oilers with under 7 minutes remaining in the second and we'll go into the third all knotted up. | EDM 2, BUF 2


THIRD PERIOD

20:00:
The third is underway

19:03: Matt Hendricks scores shorthanded! The Oilers lead again. | EDM 3, BUF 2

12:25: David Perron with a partial break but it's swalled up by Enroth.

10:25: A scramble out in front and the Buffalo goal is waved off!

07:05: The Oilers lead by one with just over 7 min remainin in the third.

00:00: The Oilers hold on to take the 3-2 victory. Standby for post-game coverage at edmontonoilers.com.




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