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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Devils

Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Devils in New Jersey.

Friday, 07.02.2014 / 9:18 PM / Cenovus Game Story
By Chris Wescott  - edmontonoilers.com
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:

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

Defence pairings:

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

Scrivens

Out: Larsen (illness), Jones (healthy), Belov (healthy), Potter (healthy)

FIRST PERIOD

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

19:12: Justin Schultz with a great chance but Schneider makes the save.

15:10: Ryder trying to find the loose puck out in front but Bryzgalov covers up. It's scoreless here at the Prudential Center.

12:11: Yakupov with a couple of nice feeds to Taylor Hall but the Oilers and Devils still tied up at 0-0.

09:55: Yakupov sends the puck across the ice to Hall who sets up Andrew Ference backdoor but the captain can't connect as Scheider makes a great save.

08:59: Loktionov scores to take the lead for the Devils. | NJ 1, EDM 0

08:30: Oilers goal! Hall connects on a pass from Yakupov on a 2-on-1 rush and it's all tied up.  | EDM 1, NJ 1

00:00: Two goals, 29 seconds apart and we're all tied up after the first period.  | EDM 1, NJ 1


SECOND PERIOD

20:00:
The second period is underway!

18:35: Greene to the box for his high stick on Yakupov and the Oilers are on the power play.

17:40: Perron's hooking call negates the power play. 4-on-4 hockey for 1:03.

15:40: The penalties are off the board. It's back to 5-on-5 hockey.

13:47: Fraser headed to the sin bin for boarding.

05:21: Clowe's partial breakaway attempt is kicked wide! The score remains knotted up at one.

03:24: Jagr's shot is swallowed up by Bryzgalov! The Oilers are being outshot 18-10 and Bryz is making the saves to keep the game tied.

00:00: We have a tied game heading into the third period. | EDM 1, NJ 1


THIRD PERIOD

20:00:
The third period is underway!

16:16: Yak gives Schneider a spray of snow as he comes in fast to the crease. The game remains tied, 1-1.

11:35: RNH getting his hand checked out and putting it on ice after taking a shot off it.

10:35: Hemsky to the box for tripping.

09:04: Ryder rings one off the post and Henrique is headed to the box so it's 4-on-4 hockey time.

03:31: Pressure out in front by the Oilers and Andrew Ference but no red light.

01:00: One minute remaining in regulation, still tied at one.

00:00: Free hockey! We're headed to overtime...


OVERTIME

05:00: Overtime is underway!

02:26: Jon Merrill scores to give the Devils the win.




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