IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers vs. Kings
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Los Angeles Kings
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers:
Out: Joensuu (high ankle sprain), Jones (Knee), Yakupov (ankle), Ference (chest), Gazdic (shoulder), Gordon (shoulder)
20:00: Tonight's game is underway.
19:33: Justin Williams makes a nice move settling the puck down in the corner before throwing it in front to Anze Kopitar. Kopitar taps it in for the quick and early goal. | LA 1, EDM 0
14:50: Shots on goal early on are 4-0 Kings.
11:00: A fortunate bounce sees the puck fall on the stick of Marian Gaborik. He makes no mistake, rifling it past Fasth. | LA 2, EDM 0
7:00: Shots are 9-3 Kings.
4:09: Sam Gagner heads to the box, resulting in the Kings' first power play of the game.
3:04: LA's Jarret Stoll wires a shot off the post in what was their best scoring chance on the PP.
0.0: After one period, shots on goal were 11-4 for the Kings.
20:00: Second period is underway.
19:03: With Martin Jones down and out, David Perron threw the puck out front to Taylor Hall. Hall, however, couldn't find the trigger as Jones came up with a massive save.
16:00: A flurry of shots in the opening four minutes has the Oilers up 5-0 in the middle frame on the shot clock.
Martin Jones with an absolute ROBBERY on Hall as Perron circled the net and set up #4 in front but the LA goalie sprawled for the save.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) April 11, 2014
15:02: Fasth makes a very nice pad stop on Dwight King in front of the net.
14:49: Oilers get two minutes for having too many men on the ice.
6:05: Gaborik's shot from the left circle finds a way past Fasth to extend the Kings lead to 3-0. | LA 3, EDM 0
0.0: Shots after 40 minutes are 25-14 for L.A.
20:00: Period three has started.
16:16: Oilers announce Sam Gagner has an injured ankle and won't return.
13:05: David Perron goes to the box, setting up another Kings power play.
6:46: Taylor Hall goes off for high sticking.
5:51: Gaborik looks to have gotten the hat trick goal but it's ruled no goal due to incidental contact with the goaltender.