IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Rangers
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Rangers in NYC
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
Out: Larsen (illness), Joensuu (healthy), Belov (healthy), Potter (healthy)
20:00: Tonight's game is now underway.
17:04: Ryan Smyth scores! A greasy goal puts the Oilers on the board first. A turnover in front of the Rangers net, Perron fires on Talbot and Smyth smashes in the loose puck out of mid-air. | EDM 1, NYR 0
13:37: Just over 6 minutes in and the Rangers lead in shots, 5-2 but the Oilers have the one-goal lead.
00:00: The first period has come to a close with the Oilers on top, 1-0. | EDM 1, NYR 0
20:00: The second period is underway.
19:36: A turnover leads to the Rangers tying things up. Derick Brassard put some zip on his one-timer and it's all knotted up. | EDM 1, NYR 1
12:22: Rangers lead in shots 17-9 almost 8 minutes into the second.
09:38: Oilers with their first power play of the game as Carcillo goes to the sin bin for slashing.
09:03: Puck crosses the line but the official says no goal. This one is going to be reviewed.
09:03: No goal ruling stands.
08:43: Callahan goes on a breakaway but a big save by Scrivens keeps this game tied at one.
00:00: The second period comes to a close and we're all knotted up at MSG. | EDM 1, NYR 1
20:00: The third period is underway!
09:26: Some pressure on Talbot but the whistle blows it dead. Oilers and Rangers are still all tied up.
07:24: Scrivens coming up big in the third.
05:15: Final six minutes of regulation and the Oilers and Rangers are still tied. Scrivens with 10 saves in the third so far
01:38: Taylor Hall batlles behind the net, frees the puck to Gagner who backhands a pass to Nail Yakupov in the slot and he buries the one-timer. Oilers lead! | EDM 2, NYR 1
00:00: It's all over! The Oilers come away with the 2-1 victory.