IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Coyotes
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Phoenix Coyotes
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
Out: Joensuu (high ankle sprain), Jones (Knee), Yakupov (ankle), Ference (chest), Gazdic (shoulder), Pitlick (knee)
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.
Scrivens going from post to post to make a few big saves! Still scoreless.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) April 5, 2014
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
12th point in the last 10 games for #Oilers Taylor Hall with that nice pass. Edmonton leads 1-0 after 1st.— Chris Wescott (@TheChrisWescott) April 5, 2014
00:00: A late goal gives the Oilers the one-goal lead to close out the first period. | EDM 1, PHX 0
Also, #Oilers Eberle now has 11points in his last 8 and it's still early in this game for those two guys.— Chris Wescott (@TheChrisWescott) April 5, 2014
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
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
05:00: Overtime is underway!
00:00: Overtime is not enough and we head to a 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