IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Sabres
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Buffalo Sabres
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
Out: Larsen (illness), Jones (healthy)
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
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
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.