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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Kings

Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Los Angeles Kings

Sunday, 03.9.2014 / 8:35 PM MT / Cenovus Game Story
By Marc Ciampa  -
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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Kings
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Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:


Defence pairings:



Out: Belov (partially torn oblique), Klefbom (healthy), Lander (healthy)


Tonight's game is now underway.
18:24: Jeff Carter's centring pass goes off the skate of Philip Larsen and in to put the Kings on the board first. | LA 1, EDM 0
12:36: Taylor Hall barrels down the middle and picks up the puck on a slick backhand pass from Sam Gagner before deking out Quick and tying the game up. | EDM 1, LA 1
10:36: Shots on goal near the midway point of the opening period were 5-3 for the Kings.

1:18: The first penalty of the game goes to Philip Larsen for hooking. The result was Los Angeles going on the game's first man advantage.

53.0: Scrivens makes a pair of big stops as the Kings swarm the net.

0.0: Shots on goal after one period were 12-5 for L.A.


Second period has started.
14:19: Kings carry the play early in the second. Shots are 6-1 Kings just past the five-minute mark of the middle frame.

11:11: Alec Martinez's shot through a screen finds its way through Scrivens and into the back of the net to put the Kings back in front. | LA 2, EDM 1
10:26: Sam Gagner gets sent to the box for high sticking, sending the Kings on their second man advantage of the evening.

9:44: L.A. strikes 42 seconds into the power play. Anze Kopitar directed the puck at the net where it ricocheted off the skate of Carter and in. | LA 3, EDM 1
5:15: Shots are 28-14 Kings.

4:42: Justin Schultz rings a shot off the crossbar behind Quick and out of the rink.

4:11: L.A. extends their lead to three goals. Trevor Lewis redirects a feed from Carter past Scrivens. | LA 4, EDM 1
4.0: Joensuu and Nolan trade penalties. Joensuu's cross-check on Doughty is embellished by the Kings defenceman. Nolan gets four minutes for roughing, however, and Edmonton receives its first power play of the game.
0.0: Shots on goal after two periods are 33-19 for the Kings.


Third period has begun.

19:04: Scrivens denies Stoll on a shorthanded breakaway. On the play, Eberle gets a penalty for hooking to end the Oilers power play.

18:26: Mike Richards takes a whack at Scrivens after the whistle and another battle erupts behind the net. Richards got two for slashing and Carter got a 10-minute misconduct on the play.

17:55: Sam Gagner's shot from the left circle goes in off Drew Doughty moments after the Nolan penalty expired, so it's a four-on-four goal. | LA 4, EDM 2
15:42: Oilers call their 30-second timeout.

13:40: Anze Kopitar heads to the box, giving the Oilers another power play opportunity to draw within one. 
10:47: Kings kill off the penalty. Shots are 43-23 for Los Angeles.

5:40: Kings continue to pepper Scrivens, firing their 50th shot on net. Shots are 50-24 for the Kings.

1:10: Oilers pull Scrivens for the extra attacker.

0.0: Final shot count was 50-27 for Los Angeles.