IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Sharks
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the San Jose Sharks
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
Out: Joensuu (high ankle sprain), Jones (Knee), Yakupov (ankle), Ference (chest), Gazdic (shoulder)
20:00: Tonight's game is now underway.
18:48: The net comes off to stop play under two minutes into the game. It looks like the in-net camera is broken after Justin Schultz crashed into it.
18:11: Anttii Niemi covers up a deflected puck.
16:49: Tyler Kennedy's shot is saved by Scrivens but he kicks out a juicy rebound to Desjardins who buries it in the wide-open net. Sharks take the lead. | SJ 1, EDM 0
16:22: Demers heads to the box for tripping and it's an Oilers power play.
12:01: David Perron heads to the box for tripping. Oilers on the PK.
11:41: Ben Scrivens covers up the puck in close to prevent a Sharks PPG.
Lander with a heck of a shorthanded effort to hold off Demers and get a backhand shot off, unfortunately denied by Niemi.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) April 2, 2014
09:01: The penalty boxes are empty and the Oilers lead the Sharks in shots, 8-3 with nine minutes remaining in the first.
08:23: The Oilers will look for the equalizer on the power play. Dan Boyle to the sin bin for roughing.
07:26: Oilers tie it up! Nugent-Hopkins skates over the line, backhands a pass to Hall and # 4 snipes it glove-side of Niemi. | EDM 1, SJ 1
05:10: Just over five minutes remaining in the first and the Oilers and Sharks are tied with the visiting Oil leading in shots, 9-3.
04:06: 4-on-4 hockey and the Sharks take back the lead. San Jose wins the draw in their offensive zone and Dan Boyle goes top shelf from the slot. | SJ 2, EDM 1
00:00: The first period has come to a close, the Oilers lead in shots 9-3 but trail 2-1. | SJ 2, EDM 1
20:00: The second period is underway.
19:16: Fraser to the box for hooking. Oilers on the PK.
17:15: Two-goal lead for the home team now as the Sharks win the draw again, a rebound off of Scrivens' shoulder is an easy goal for Wingels. | SJ 3, EDM 1
16:18: Pushing and shoving between Fraser and Burns. Fraser gets four for roughing and Burns gets two.
08:24: The Sharks have taken back the shot lead, 16-15.
06:55: NUGE! RNH scores from top of the cicle to draw Oilers within one. | SJ 3, EDM 2
06:18: Here come the Oilers! Eberle down the wing, centres a pass out in front but it goes off of Nugent-Hopkins' skate and in! All tied up. | EDM 3, SJ 3 *** UPDATE: The goal has been changed to Eberle.***
00:00: The second period has come to a close and the game is all tied up. | EDM 3, SJ 3
20:00: The third period is underway!
16:09: The Sharks take a long delayed penalty as the Oilers cycle the puck but can't quite get the shot they want. Oilers on the power play.
13:44: The Oilers take the lead! Nugent-Hopkins whacks at the puck just inside the circle and scores his second of the night. | EDM 4, SJ 3
09:23: Burns ties it up for the Sharks. | EDM 4, SJ 4
07:37: The Oilers will have a big penalty kill.
07:29: The Sharks score on the power play to take the lead. | SJ 5, EDM 4
03:54: Another penalty puts the Oilers down a man. Perron takes a hooking call.
00:00: Game over. Stay tuned for post-game coverage on edmontonoilers.com. | SJ 5, EDM 4