IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Kings
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Los Angeles Kings
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
Out: Belov (partially torn oblique), Klefbom (healthy), Lander (healthy)
20:00: 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
@EdmontonOilers the last time it was 45 degrees in LA was the The Great Blizzard of 1899.— LA Kings (@LAKings) March 9, 2014
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.
20:00: Second period has started.
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.
Nolan getting boo'd off the ice after clobbering Joensuu with a left hook as the linesmen were holding back both of Jesse's arms.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) March 10, 2014
20:00: 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.
Kopitar trips up Schultz, #Oilers PP with 13:40 on the clock!— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) March 10, 2014
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.