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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Coyotes

Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Phoenix Coyotes

Saturday, 05.04.2014 / 12:16 AM / Cenovus Game Story
By Chris Wescott  - edmontonoilers.com
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IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Coyotes
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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.

16:50: A great cross-ice pass by Hall finds Eberle and he has some room but a defenceman gets in the way and Greiss covers up.

13:33: Ben Scrivens makes a heck of a post-to-post save and he covers up again after a scramble.

05:32: The puck goes into the netting to stop play. Oilers and Coyotes are all tied at 0-0 and tied in shots at five each.

00:45: Justin Schultz puts the Oilers up 1-0 as he jumps up in the play and recieves a pass from Hall, his shot deflected off a diving defenceman, took an odd angle and wobbled past the goalie. | EDM 1, PHX 0

00:00: A late goal gives the Oilers the one-goal lead to close out the first period. | EDM 1, PHX 0


SECOND PERIOD

20:00:
The second period is underway!

14:49: SO CLOSE. The puck looks like it was headed in but Greiss holds the line for the 'Yotes.

13:13: The Oilers are on the power play for the first time this game.

10:21: Penalty expires and David Perron whips a no-look spinorama on net but it's stopped by Greiss.

05:28: Oliver Ekman-Larsson scores to tie things up, on the power play. | EDM 1, PHX 1

01:03: The Coyotes almost pounce on an empty net as Scrivens went behind it to play a loose puck but can't capitalize.

00:00: All tied up after two periods. | EDM 1, PHX 1


THIRD PERIOD

20:00:
The third period is underway!

17:20: Pinizzotto and Schultz come down the ice on a 2-on-1 but can't finish.

15:27: The Oilers have opened up the period with some solid chances.

09:36: Smyth on the doorstep but the puck is covered up. We remain tied, 1-1

08:03: Shots are just about dead even at 22-21, Phoenix. We remain tied heading into the final eight minutes.

07:18: Ekman-Larsson's point shot is saved by Scrivens but Chipchura buries the rebound. | PHX 2, EDM 1

01:22: Empty net for the Oilers as they attempt to tie it up.

00:41: Eberle strips the puck from the goalie behind the net and banks a shot off of Michalek and Gagner taps it in to tie! | EDM 2, PHX 2

00:00: "We're going to ovvvveeerrrrrrtiiiiiiimmmmeeee." -Jack Michaels. | EDM 2, PHX 2

OVERTIME

05:00:
Overtime is underway!

00:00: Overtime is not enough and we head to a shootout

SHOOTOUT

00:00:
First two shooters denied by the goalies.

00:00: Vermette denied by Scrivens, Hendricks is up next.

00:00: Hendricks denied.

00:00: Ekman-Larsson hits the post. No goals yet in this shootout.

00:00: Gagner scores! Oilers win! | EDM 3, PHX 2 SO   




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