IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Red Wings
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Detroit Red Wings
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
Out: Belov (oblique), Gagner (ankle), Fraser (groin)
20:00: Tonight’s game is now underway.
13:44: Oilers had a slight edge in play early on, outshooting the hosts 4-1 through the first six minutes.
9:35: The first penalty of the game went to Edmonton. Nail Yakupov received two minutes for slashing to send Detroit on the power play.
6:07: Riley Sheahan, posted at the right side of the net, quickly tapped in a feed past Oilers starting goaltender Viktor Fasth to put the Red Wings on the board first. | DET 1, EDM 0
1:50: The goal gives the Red Wings some momentum as they start to create chances in the Oilers end. Fasth comes up big on a couple close opportunities.
0.0: At the buzzer, Justin Abdelkader and Andrew Ference dropped the gloves, but the officials get between them before any punches could be thrown. Shots on goal after one period was 8-6 for Edmonton.
20:00: Second period is now underway.
11:49: Shots are 13-12 Red Wings as the game approaches the midway point.
10:27: Brian Lashoff hauls down Ryan Jones, giving the Oilers their first power play of the night.
3:06: Coming out of the penalty kill, Oilers try some different looks up front, including Hall, Eberle and Nugent-Hopkins.
0.0: Shots after 40 minutes were 15-13 for the Oilers.
20:00: Third period has started.
13:52: Six minutes into the period, Red Wings have one shot and Oilers have none.
11:17: Ryan Smyth intercepts a clearing attempt by Brendan Smith and then proceeds to wire a shot glove side to beat Jimmy Howard and tie the game. | EDM 1, DET 1
9:33: Danny DeKeyser receives two minutes for interference to give the Oilers a power play chance to move into the lead.
9:33: Oilers announce that Jesse Joensuu will not return to the game.
5:35: Edmonton continues to hold an edge in the play, with a 6-3 edge in shots through the first 15 minutes of the third.
Jesse Joensuu (ankle) will not return to tonight's game.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) March 15, 2014
4:22: Lander gives the puck up to Sheahan who tries a quick backhand on Fasth but is denied.
2:54: Boyd Gordon cleared the puck into the crowd from his own end, resulting in a delay-of-game penalty.
The Red Wings just got their 2nd shot in the last 27 minutes— Bob Stauffer (@Bob_Stauffer) March 15, 2014
0.0: Shots on goal at the end of regulation were 21-20 for Edmonton.
5:00: Fourth period is now underway.
3:39: Oilers get another delay-of-game penalty when Martin Marincin cleared the puck over the glass from his own zone.
2:29: Edmonton calls its 30-second timeout.
1:01: Penalty is killed and Taylor Hall has a couple of excellent chances to end it but Jimmy Howard makes the saves needed.
0.0: At the end of 65 minutes, shots are 23-22 for Detroit.
EDM shooters: Eberle, Perron, Hall
DET shooters: Bertuzzi, Alfredsson, Tatar
* Todd Bertuzzi missed the net.
* Jordan Eberle missed the net.
* Daniel Alfredsson was stopped by Fasth
* David Perron was stopped by Howard
* Tomas Tatar scored
* Taylor Hall missed the net