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THIRD PERIOD

0.0: It’s all over! The Oilers win their first New Year’s Eve game since 1985 with a 7-5 victory over NYR. 

1:07: YAMO! The Bakersfield recall dumps in an empty netter to regain some insurance. That’s Yamamoto’s second career goal. | EDM 7, NYR 5

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3:45: Make it five in a row for the Blueshirts thanks to Zibanejad’s wrister from the right circle, which Koskinen caught in his glove hand but behind the goal-line. | EDM 6, NYR 5

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7:53: Panarin tallies another for New York as the visitors have scored four unanswered. | EDM 6, NYR 4

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8:31: Marc Staal tips Strome’s shot for another Rangers goal. | EDM 6, NYR 3

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12:52: Yamamoto and Draisaitl work a give-and-go then Yamamoto shovels a shot on net that Lundqvist steers aside. The 2017 22nd-overall selection has played 7:29 tonight and has two shots on goal.

15:22: Strome puts one back against his old club. The Rangers still chase by four. | EDM 6, NYR 2

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20:00: The third period has begun.

SECOND PERIOD

0.0: The Oilers UNLOAD in the second period with three goals in less than three minutes, giving up just the solo to Kreider. Nugent-Hopkins (1G, 3A) and Neal (3G, 1A) have four points apiece. Shots are 25-21 Oil.

25.0: Kreider deposits Panarin’s wall-to-wall feed in transition as the Rangers break Koskinen’s goose egg. | EDM 6, NYR 1

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2:45: Kailer Yamamoto – recalled on Sunday and appearing in his first NHL game of the season – is robbed by the glove hand of Lundqvist. Filip Chytil hauls down Joakim Nygard right after as the Oilers go back to the PP.

4:56: A SIX SPOT! Josh Archibald corrals Riley Sheahan’s feed in front and slips it under Georgiev. The NY keeper slams his stick against the post in fury after the marker. Archibald now has three goals on the year and five points. Henrik Lundqvist takes over the Rangers’ crease now. | EDM 6, NYR 0

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6:37: THE. REAL. DEAL! Neal captures the hat trick goal – his second of the season – by whipping McDavid’s perfect pass through Georgiev on the power play. Klefbom picks up assist number three on the night with Neal’s tuck! | EDM 5, NYR 0

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6:49: DR. DRAI! Draisaitl dumps in the garbage in front to give the Oilers a four-goal advantage. That’s goal 23 for the German. Chris Kreider enters the box after the tally, sending EDM to the power play again. | EDM 4, NYR 0

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7:47: Khaira and Ryan Lindgren tussle after a whistle. Lindgren gets two for cross-checking and two for slashing, while Khaira gets just two minutes for cross-checking, giving the Oilers another man advantage.

8:31: Neal gets close to securing his third of the night but the puck trickles just past him on the doorstep. The Oilers fail to convert on the PP.

11:29: NY kills Strome’s penalty but heads right back to the kill after taking a too many men bench minor.

14:40: Nugent-Hopkins takes a hooking penalty but it’s neutralized because Strome took a high-sticking double minor after catching a piece of Bear in the face. The Oilers get a 5-on-4 for two minutes.

15:24: Jesper Fast goes to former Oiler Ryan Strome on the doorstep but Koskinen keeps his chip out.

18:13: Panarin goes cross-ice to Adam Fox and he whistles the puck high, wide and out of play.

20:00: The second period is under way!

FIRST PERIOD

0.0: Darnell Nurse dings the post after a great setup from Connor McDavid. The Oilers close the first period up by a trio of markers, two that came from Neal plus a single from RNH. Shots are 11-9 EDM after 20.

3:57: Shots are 9-8 in favour of the Oilers as the first period nears a close.

8:47: THE NUUUUUGE! Ethan Bear sends the puck on net and RNH deflects it in for his eighth goal of the year! The Blueshirts take a timeout after the triage of goals against. Bear and Khaira are awarded the assists. | EDM 3, NYR 0

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11:14: STEAL OF A DEAL! Neal gets a piece of Klefbom’s wrister for his second of the game and 18th goal of the year! Klefbom collects his second apple and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins grabs the secondary assist as EDM goes up by a pair. | EDM 2, NYR 0

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11:22: Howden is guilty of tripping Kris Russell. The Oilers get their first power play of the evening.

14:20: Mika Zibanejad hits the post on a shot from outside.

15:24: Mikko Koskinen makes a superb sliding save on Brett Howden after the penalty expires as the Oilers go 1-for-1 on the PK.

18:33: Sam Gagner is called for tripping after a great Jujhar Khaira scoring attempt. The Oilers go to the penalty kill.

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19:49: BRING IN THE NEW YEAR! Zack Kassian makes a spin-o-rama pass to James Neal out front and he pots it past Alexandar Georgiev for his 17th of the season! Kassian and Oscar Klefbom pick up the helpers. | EDM 1, NYR 0

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20:00: The last Oilers game of the decade has begun!

TONIGHT’S LINEUP

Neal – McDavid – Kassian
Nygard – Draisaitl – Yamamoto
Khaira – Nugent-Hopkins – Gagner
Sheahan – Haas – Archibald

Klefbom – Bear
Nurse – K. Russell
Lagesson – Larsson

Koskinen
Smith

OUT: Chiasson, P. Russell, Jones, Benning (concussion)

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