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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Senators

Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Ottawa Senators

Wednesday, 05.03.2014 / 12:01 AM / Cenovus Live In-Game Blog
By Marc Ciampa  - edmontonoilers.com
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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Senators
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Ottawa Senators
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:

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

Defence pairings:

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

Scrivens

Out: Belov (partially torn oblique), Jones (healthy)

Just before the game, Oilers GM Craig MacTavish addressed the media regarding the team's trades made earlier today.

FIRST PERIOD

20:00:
Tonight's game is now underway.
15:36: Neither team has registered a shot as the game nears the five-minute mark.

14:38: Senators get on the board first as Jason Spezza lifts a shot past Scrivens from in-close. | OTT 1, EDM 0
8:18: Oilers register their first shot on goal in the game and get a hearty cheer from the fans. Shots are 6-1 Senators.

7:05: Hemsky gets tripped up by Cody Ceci, giving Edmonton the game's first man advantage.

5:30: Ales Hemsky powers to the net and makes a neat backhand to get the puck past Craig Anderson and tie the game up. Assists to Yakupov and Ference. | EDM 1, OTT 1

0.0: Shots on goal after one period were 11-7 for Ottawa.

SECOND PERIOD

20:00:
Second period is now underway. Oilers forward lines are now:

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


13:10: Taylor Hall picked the pocket of Sens forward Colin Greening and broke in all alone on Anderson but the puck rang off the post after Hall beat the Sens netminder on a high glove side shot. 

11:02: Ales Hemsky scores his second of the game, wiring a wrist shot from the right circle to beat Anderson low stick side. | EDM 2, OTT 1
5:14: Shots on goal are 18-16 for Ottawa.

3:41: Scrivens slides across to rob Bobby Ryan with a nice glove save.

0.0: Shots on goal after two periods were even at 19-19.

THIRD PERIOD

20:00:
Third period is now underway.

15:34: Off the rush, Jordan Eberle snags a loose puck at the top of the crease and sweeps it past Anderson to make it a two-goal lead for the Sens. | EDM 3, OTT 1
14:42: Nugent-Hopkins upends a Senator in the Oilers zone to give Ottawa its first power play of the game.

12:01: Shots are 26-21 for Ottawa.

6:23: Scrivens slides across to make a nice right pad save on Spezza.

2:55: Erik Karlsson gets the puck past Scrivens to make it a one-goal game. | EDM 3, OTT 2
2:34: Hendricks and Gryba engage in some brief fisticuffs behind the Ottawa net. Gryba gets the extra two minutes.

51.7: Ryan Smyth heads to the box, resulting in four-on-four hockey.




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