IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Ducks
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Anaheim Ducks
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
Out: Joensuu (high ankle sprain), Yakupov (ankle), Fraser (healthy), Philip Larsen (healthy), Viktor Fasth (neck)
20:00: Tonight's game is now underway.
19:25: The first shot of the game goes in for the visitors as Nick Bonino scores off a give-and-go passing play in the Oilers defensive zone. Getzlaf and Vatanen with the helpers. | ANA 1, EDM 0
18:56: Matt Hendricks and Daniel Winnik drop the gloves! Hendricks lands a good punch before he's wrestled to the ice. Hendricks gets an extra 2 minutes for roughing, served by Eberle.
A lot of clutching and grabbing as @MattHendy26 and Winnik drop the gloves just 64 seconds in. Hendy got the left free at the end.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) March 29, 2014
16:56: Eberle is out of the box and we're even strength.
15:17: Sam Gagner banks his 100th career NHL goal and it's a beauty. David Perron and Gagner had a 2-on-1 rush, Perron feeds Gagner and 89 goes forehand, backhand and finishes on goalie Jonas Hiller to tie things up. | EDM 1, ANA 1
09:08: The Ducks lead the Oilers in shots, 7-3 but the game remains tied 1-1.
08:45: Big toe save by Ben Scrivens on Corey Perry!
04:36: The wagon line getting physical out there but now Hendricks heads to the sin bin for tripping.
Robidas roughs up Hall in the corner so Perron roughs him up right back. Both guys headed off for a pair, teams to play 4-on-4.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) March 29, 2014
02:36: Penalty killed. The Ducks lead in shots 11-5, but the score remains tied 1-1 as we return to even strength.
01:02: The wagon (Matt Hendricks) almost scores on a wraparound but just misfires.
00:00: The first 20 minutes are history as Sam Gagner snagged his 100th career NHL goal and the Oilers and Ducks are all tied up. | EDM 1, ANA 1
20:00: The 2nd period is underway at Rexall Place with the game tied at one.
17:43: Scrivens covers up a shot by Teemu Selanne.
16:19: The puck just slips by Ben Scrivens and flirts with the goal line but Taylor Hall saves the day, batting the puck out of danger.
What. A. Play. @hallsy04 dives through the crease to swat the puck out of harm's way as it rolled over the goal line!— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) March 29, 2014
14:48: Hall is out in front of Hiller waiting for a rebound that doesn't come as the goalie covers the puck.
13:23: Silfverberg is ROBBED by Ben Scrivens. What a save by the Oilers netminder.
09:38: The Oilers take the lead! Ryan Nugent-Hopkins finds Jordan Eberle backdoor on a delayed penalty and the home team goes ahead. | EDM 2, ANA 1
04:37: Scrivens almost makes a couple of miraculous saves again but it yielded one rebound too many as Patrick Maroon scores to even things up. | EDM 2, ANA 2
00:00: Another Hendricks scrap, this time with Belesky, will close out the second period as time will run out with the score tied, 2-2.
20:00: Third period is now underway.
19:17: Stephane Robidas gets sent off for holding, putting the Oilers on the power play early in the third.
14:38: Oilers announce that Tyler Pitlick has left the game with a leg injury and will not return.
11:34: Oscar Klefbom whips a wrist shot from the slot that beats Jonas Hiller along the ice for his first career NHL goal. | EDM 3, ANA 2
#Oilers Achievements Unlocked Tonight: Sam Gagner's 100th career NHL goal and Oscar Klefbom's first.— Chris Wescott (@TheChrisWescott) March 29, 2014
5:58: Shots are 38-16 Anaheim as the period winds down.
4:30: Mathieu Perreault picks up the puck in the slot and fires it past Scrivens to get the Ducks back on even terms. | EDM 3, ANA 3
31.2: Shots are 44-20 Anaheim.
0.0: Regulation time comes to an end.
5:00: Fourth period is now underway.
4:39: Andrew Ference gets a penalty for hooking, giving Anaheim a chance to end it in OT on a four-on-three.
3:00: Petry swats the puck out of harm's way in the crease but it goes over the glass, resulting in a rare five-on-three overtime power play.
2:21: Ference gets out of the box and very shortly after, Perreault runs interference on Gordon in the slot. The teams are now playing three on three.
1:09: Ference tees up a blast from the high slot past Hiller to give the Oilers the win. | EDM 4, ANA 3