IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Avalanche
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Colorado Avalanche
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.
15:44: Colorado strikes first as Paul Stastny puts a rebound in from the side of the net. The puck just inches past Scrivens after the Oilers goaltender made two prior stops. | COL 1, EDM 0
8:59: Taylor Hall gets two minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct to give the Avalanche the game's first power play.
4:14: Erik Johnson gets sent off for two, giving the Oilers their first crack at the man advantage.
3:02: David Perron banks the puck in off Nick Holden as the Oilers tie the game. | EDM 1, COL 1
2:50: Only 12 seconds later, Erik Johnson barrels to the net after getting around the Oilers defence and scores to regain the Avalanche goal. | COL 2, EDM 1
0.0: Shots after one period were 14-9 for Colorado.
20:00: Second period starts now.
15:12: Shots are 16-10 Avs.
5:53: Oilers have six shots through the first 14 minutes of period two while Colorado has seven but neither team has had much of a scoring chance in the middle frame.
3:18: Maxim Talbot gets a hooking penalty, sending the Oilers on the power play.
2:26: Scrivens blindly sticks out his right leg to deny Stastny of a shorthanded goal.
0.0: Shots after 40 minutes were 23-19 for Colorado.
20:00: Third period starts now.
13:10: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins gets the gate for slashing.
12:26: Tyson Barrie wired a wrist shot from the high slot that beat Scrivens glove side and increased the Avalanche lead to two goals. | COL 3, EDM 1
11:42: Gabriel Landeskog received two minutes for interference, giving the Oilers a power play chance to get back in it.
9:20: With Giguere out of position, Matt Hendricks just narrowly missed backhanding the puck into the wide open net.
7:35: Marincin falls awkwardly and then skates gingerly to the bench.
3:41: Jamie McGinn swats at the puck in front of the net with a backhander and it finds its way past Scrivens to make it a three-goal lead for the visitors. | COL 4, EDM 1