IN-GAME BLOG: Edmonton vs. Val d'Or
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oil Kings take on Val d'Or in the Memorial Cup
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oil Kings:
Curtis Lazar - Reid Petryk - Brett Pollock
Mitch Moroz - Henrik Samuelsson - Edgars Kulda
Mads Eller - Riley Kieser - Luke Bertolucci
Tyler Robertson - Cole Benson - Brandon Baddock
Griffin Reinhart - Ashton Sautner
Cody Corbett - Dysin Mayo
Aaron Irving - Blake Orban
20:00: Today's game is now underway.
13:38: Oil Kings take the lead after some hard work behind the Foreurs net by Curtis Lazar gets him the puck before he feeds it in front to Reid Petryk for the quick release and goal. | EDM 1, VDO 0
12:46: Maxime Gravel takes a penalty for Val d'Or, giving Edmonton the game's first power play.
11:00: A strong power play wraps up with Lazar driving to the net and tapping in a cross-feed pass from Ashton Sautner at the top of the crease. | EDM 2, VDO 0
11:51: Mads Eller takes a holding penalty to send the Foreurs on their first man advantage.
9:49: Edgars Kulda has a shorthanded breakaway thwarted when he's impeded from behind. The result is a penalty shot. On the penalty shot, Val d'Or goaltender Antoine Bibeau makes a nice stop.
8:11: Bibeau makes a nice save off a point-blank scoring opportunity from Oilers prospect Mitch Moroz.
6:54: Shots are 10-5 for Edmonton.
2:56: Val d'Or gets one back before the end of the first period. Ryan Graves takes a shot from the point that is deflected by Shawn Ouellette-St. Amant finds its way into the back of the net. | EDM 2, VDO 1
57.3: Cody Corbett gets a cross-checking penalty to send Val d'Or on their second power play of the game.
0.0: Final shot count in the period 14-9 for Edmonton.
20:00: Second period is now underway with 1:03 left in the Oil Kings PK.
14:46: Oil Kings come out of the gate strong, outshooting Val d'Or 7-1 through the first five minutes of the period.
11:48: Val d'Or's Jeremie Fraser takes a penalty, sending Edmonton on the power play.
10:22: Pierre-Maxime Poudrier gets a shorthanded breakaway and makes no mistake, firing a shot past Jarry to tie the game up at 2-2. | EDM 2, VDO 2
4:02: Shots are 27-13 for the Oil Kings.
Oil Kings have lacked killer instinct. Might cost them tonight. Up 2-0 had Val D'OR wobbling. Didn't put them away— Bob Stauffer (@Bob_Stauffer) May 21, 2014
0.0: Final shot count in the period is 29-14 for Edmonton.
20:00: Third period is now underway.
16:00: Oil Kings register the first five shots in the period, outshoot Val d'Or now 34-14.
14:14: At the end of his shift, Pollock spots Henrik Samuelsson streaking up the middle of the ice. Samuelsson scoops up the puck and breaks in alone, shooting glove side to give Edmonton the lead once again. | EDM 3, VDO 2
11:43: Mitch Moroz takes a shift wearing number 38 due to getting blood on his usual number 29.
9:57: Shots are 38-14 Oil Kings as Val d'Or is yet to register a shot in the third period.
9:14: Samuelsson and Mantha each get two for roughing, setting up a four-on-four situation with the period now past the halfway point.
4:11: Val d'Or ties the game on a quick turnover in the corner and quick feed to Samuel Henley in front. Henley makes no mistake, slipping the puck just inside the right post for the goal. | EDM 3, VDO 3
4.6: Lazar drives the net and nearly puts Edmonton back in the lead but Bibeau makes the save.
0.0: Shots on goal after three periods are 41-22.
20:00: The extra period has started.
19:44: Oil Kings ring a shot off the post early in the OT frame.
15:01: Mantha is denied on a wraparound chance. Shots are 45-23 Oil Kings.
11:44: Val d'Or's Nicolas Aube-Kubel takes a penalty for high sticking, giving Edmonton a power play opportunity to end the game.
9:44: The penalty is killed off by the Foreurs.
5:05: Pietroniro rings a shot off the post from the right circle in what was Val d'Or's best chance of the period.
4:51: After a couple of tough shifts in their own end, the Oil Kings call a timeout.
1:19: Val d'Or calls their 30-second timeout after icing the puck from their own zone and unable to change.
0.0: After one overtime, shots on goal are now 50-31 for Edmonton. Each team had nine shots in the period.
20:00: Second overtime is now underway.
18:45: Early in the second OT frame, Anthony Richard raced to the puck, all alone on a breakaway. He shot five hole for the goal. | VDO 4, EDM 3