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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Ducks

Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Anaheim Ducks

Thursday, 03.04.2014 / 12:09 AM / Cenovus Game Story
By Chris Wescott  - edmontonoilers.com
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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Ducks
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PRE-GAME NOTES

Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:

Hall-RNH-Eberle
Lander-Gagner-Perron
Smyth-Gordon-Pinizzotto
Hendricks-Acton-Larsen

Defence pairings:

Klefbom-Schultz
Marincin-Petry
Fraser-Belov

Scrivens

Out: Joensuu (high ankle sprain), Jones (Knee), Yakupov (ankle), Ference (chest), Gazdic (shoulder), Pitlick (knee)


FIRST PERIOD

20:00:
Tonight's game is underway.

16:34: Andersen covers up the first shot of the game.

15:07: Nugent-Hopkins looks for Eberle backdoor but it's stopped at the post by Andersen.

11:52: Nugent-Hopkins with a shot from the slot. The Oilers are trying to bring the pressure to the Ducks early in the first, they lead in shots 5-1. Game remains scoreless.

09:33: Fasth with a baseball-like catch over the top of the net to stop play. Oilers lead in shots 7-1.

07:05: Beleskey and Acton drop the gloves. Acton gets the extra two for a holding call, served by Pinizzotto.

04:13: Fasth covers up a shot off a scary rush for the Ducks.

03:14: Glove save by Fasth. The shots are evening up as the Ducks start to push back.

2:30: Gagner to the sin bin for hooking. Oilers on the PK.

00:30: The penalty is over and the Oilers turn the puck the otherway but Andersen covers.

00:00: After 20 minutes, it's scoreless in the Honda Center. The Oilers lead in shots 11-9. | EDM 0, ANA 0

SECOND PERIOD

20:00:
The second period is underway.

15:09: Gagner's shot grazes Andersen and flies high into the netting.

14:46: Taylor Hall's breakaway is denied by Andersen.

12:02: Fasth gloves a point shot to keep the game scoreless. Shots are 16-12, Oilers.

10:28: The Oilers go on the power play trying to score the go-ahead goal as Palmeieri heads to the box.

07:23: Anaheim's Fraser and Edmonton's Hendricks head to the box for two minutes each for roughing. 4-on-4 hockey coming up.

05:51: Perreault heads to the box for tripping and it's 4-on-3 power play time for the Oilers.

03:56: Philip Larsen zings a goal from the face-off dot! It may have hit a defenceman, but it goes in and the Oilers take the lead on the power play. | EDM 1, ANA 0

00:46: Hall's shot from the slot is gloved down.

00:00: After two periods of play, the Oilers lead in shots 24-15 and lead by one. | EDM 1, ANA 0

THIRD PERIOD

20:00:
The third period is underway!

17:09: Hall finds Eberle backdoor for the two-goal lead! | EDM 2, ANA 0


16:32: Corey Perry answers back for the Ducks with a shot from the slot. | EDM 2, ANA 1

08:35: Perry tips a point shot in and the Ducks have tied things up. | EDM 2, ANA 2

06:38: Smyth to the box for boarding and the Oilers are on the PK.

04:38: Penalty killed. We're at even strength.

04:08: The Oilers get a power play of their own now courtesy of a high stick.

01:21: Beauchemin scores. Ducks take their first lead. | ANA 3, EDM 2

00:00: The Ducks score three goals in the third period to beat the Oilers. | ANA 3, EDM 2








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