IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Flames
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Calgary Flames
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
Out: Larsen (illness), Yakupov (ankle), Belov (healthy), Potter (healthy)
20:00: Tonight's game is now underway.
17:30: Calgary has the best scoring chance early in the game as Paul Byron can't get a handle on the puck with Oilers starting goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov struggling to get back into position.
9:45: Sean Monahan picks up a rebound at the top of the crease and rifles it high past Brzygalov to put Calgary on the board first. | CGY 1, EDM 0
9:44: Right off the draw, Kevin Westgarth and Luke Gazdic drop the gloves. Gazdic KO's McGrattan with a knockout punch and the Flames enforcer has to be tended to then helped off the ice.
8:46: Giordano swipes the puck out of harm's way at the goal line after Nick Schultz's shot gets through Calgary goaltender Reto Berra.
1:24: Bryzgalov stops Giordano on a partial breakaway. The Flames defenceman didn't quite get everything he wanted to on the puck.
Puck just laying in the crease behind Berra but Nuge can't get to it and the #Flames clear it away. 1-0 CGY, 8:28 left in 1st.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) March 2, 2014
0:00: Shots on goal after one period were 11-10 for Calgary.
20:00: Period two is now underway.
17:47: Giordano gets two minutes for holding after pinning David Perron against the boards. The result is Edmonton getting the first power play of the game.
12:48: Ladislav Smid gets two minutes for high sticking, sending the Oilers back on the power play.
2:16: Ryan Jones gets a slashing penalty, sending the Flames on the power play for the first time.
1:20: Andrew Ference heads to the box, also for slashing to give Calgary a two-man advantage for 1:05.
0:00: Shots on goal after 40 minutes were 15-14 for Edmonton.
20:00: Third period has started.
16:24: Calgary registers the first five shots of the period and are now outshooting the Oilers 19-15.
13:35: Petry gets two minutes for high sticking to send the Flames back on the power play.
10:59: Mark Giordano rings a shot off the post behind Bryzgalov.
10:17: Oilers finally break the goose egg as David Perron wires a shot from the left circle past Berra to make it 1-1. | EDM 1, CGY 1
3:15: Dennis Wideman and Taylor Hall exchange some unpleasantries. Both players are sent to the penalty box, resulting in four-on-four.
1:44: Shots on goal late in the third period are 25-21 for Calgary.
4:10: Monahan scores his second of the game to give Calgary the win.