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: Joensuu (high ankle sprain), Yakupov (ankle), Belov (healthy)
20:00: Tonight's game is now underway.
17:11: Kevin Westgarth receives two minutes for roughing to give the Oilers a power play early on.
15:26: Just before the penalty expires, Oilers get a power play goal. Jeff Petry teed up a blast from the point past a screen Kari Ramo in goal for the Flames. The goal was Edmonton's first of the game to Calgary's four. | EDM 1, CGY 0
12:26: Westgarth dropped the gloves with Luke Gazdic in a rematch of the two combatants' bout from earlier this month. Both fighters got some big punches in but in the end neither could claim an edge.
11:31: Calgary got back on even terms after Mark Girodano blasted a shot from the top of the left circle past Viktor Fasth. | EDM 1, CGY 1
Westgarth and Gazdic in an excellent rematch. Credit the Flames winger for getting right back at it after last time— Rob Tychkowski (@Sun_Tychkowski) March 23, 2014
8:16: The shots are 6-4 for Calgary through 12 minutes of the first.
3:58: A Taylor Hall penalty gives the Flames their first power play of the night.
1:12: Oilers get called for having too many skaters on the ice.
0.0: Shots on goal after one period were tied 9-9.
20:00: Second period is now underway.
19:33: Mikael Backlund gets caught holding the stick and the Oilers head on the power play early in the middle frame.
15:47: Calgary moves in front after Mike Cammalleri wires a shot from the right circle after taking a feed from Backlund. The shot goes high glove past Fasth. | CGY 2, EDM 1
14:40: The Flames are awarded a penalty shot. Matt Stajan scores on the backhand to give the visitors a two-goal lead. | CGY 3, EDM 1
14:00: Cammalleri makes an outstanding backhand pass to Paul Byron who quickly snaps it past Fasth to make it a three-goal game. | CGY 4, EDM 1
12:42: Curtis Glencross makes it a 5-1 game, pulling Fasth from the game. Ben Scrivens comes in. | CGY 5, EDM 1
8:19: Shots are 16-13 for Calgary.
5:55: Andrew Ference heads to the box, resulting in another Calgary man advantage.
0.0: Shots on goal after 40 minutes are 19-17 for the Oilers.
20:00: Third period is now underway. Lander and Cammalleri are both in the box serving minor penalties.
15:10: Curtis Glencross sneaks a shot through the five-hole of Scrivens for the goal. | CGY 6, EDM 1
14:33: Calgary scores again, this time Kevin Westgarth. | CGY 7, EDM 1
8:18: Shots are even at 21-21.
6:14: Curtis Glencross completes the hat trick, making it an 8-1 game. | CGY 8, EDM 1