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0.0: PLAY TARZAN BOY! Smith backstops the Oilers with 30 saves, Draisaitl tallies twice and McDavid nets two helpers as the Oilers beat the Predators 4-2!
48.2: DOUBLE DRAI! The winger gets the insurance empty-netter to seal this one for the Oilers. He has 27 goals on the year now! | EDM 4, NSH 2
1:43: Nashville gets nailed with a delay of game penalty as Rinne tried to get off the ice for the extra attacker while Nugent-Hopkins encroached.
2:58: A rebound finds its way on Ryan Johansen’s tape and he whips it on net but Smith thwarts the attempt.
5:15: The Oilers get a power play but can’t convert as they look to close this one out.
11:34: Yamamoto is whistled for interference. Big kill upcoming for the Oilers.
12:01: Draisaitl goes up top for a clapper from Bear but Rinne gets the stop and covers it up.
16:11: Yakov Trenin hammers a one-timer but Smith sticks out his chest for the big save.
16:57: Draisaitl busts in on a breakaway and tries to go blocker side on Rinne but the ‘tender gets a piece with his shoulder.
20:00: The third period has begun!
0.0: Archibald’s fifth of the campaign gives the Oilers a 3-2 advantage after 40 minutes. Shots are 24-23 NSH.
1:47: James Neal gets two minutes for slashing to nullify Edmonton’s power play.
2:08: Mikael Granlund clips Gaëtan Haas, warranting a high-sticking penalty. Edmonton goes to the power play.
3:07: Forsberg tries to get cute on Smith once again, going between his legs for a shot on goal but the Oilers goaltender swallows the puck.
8:50: Archibald nearly deposits his second of the period but misses the cage while Rinne is down and out.
10:51: ARCHIE! The winger – replacing Zack Kassian on the top line – puts back McDavid’s feed off the rush to give the Oilers the lead! McDavid picks up his second point of the evening and Archibald tallies his fifth of the year. Klefbom grabs the secondary helper. | EDM 3, NSH 2
11:57: McDavid ALMOST beats Rinne with a wraparound but the keeper stretches for the save.
13:24: Viktor Arvidsson barrels in and unloads a heavy slap shot at Smith, who makes the save with his mask causing it to pop off his noggin. The whistle goes and Smith gets a round of applause from Oil Country!
14:00: Ethan Bear throws the puck through traffic but Rinne is there for the stop.
15:48: Sam Gagner’s slapper is blocked but Alex Chiasson scoops up the loose puck and zings it high and wide from point-blank.
17:52: Josh Archibald tries to go across for McDavid on a 2-on-1 but the pass gets disrupted.
20:00: The second period has begun!
0.0: The Oilers and Preds trade leads in the first, concluding the opening 20 deadlocked at 2-2. Shots are 13-12 EDM.
17.6: DRAISAITL ON THE DOORSTEP! Draisaitl nabs his second point of the night by cleaning up the garbage to the side of Rinne on the power play, scoring his 26th of the year. He now has 72 points on the season, while McDavid does too with an assist on the goal. | EDM 2, NSH 2
1:09: Yamamoto draws a hooking minor against Weber. The Oilers go to the man advantage.
4:19: The Oilers kill Nurse’s minor but the preds pounce after the penalty expires, with Colin Blackwell completing the play off the rush. | NSH 2, EDM 1
6:59: Nurse is called for tripping. Nashville gets the game’s first power play.
9:18: Filip Forsberg goes for the lacrosse goal, banking the puck in off Smith. | EDM 1, NSH 1
10:59: NUUUGE ‘NIPEEEE! Draisaitl wins the faceoff to Nugent-Hopkins and he goes bar down for his 13th of the season! Draisaitl extends his point streak to seven games and RNH’s extends to four. | EDM 1, NSH 0
12:54: The Oilers second line of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Leon Draisaitl and Kailer Yamamoto get in the O-zone and start buzzing, getting some low board movement. It leads to a Darnell Nurse slap shot from the point and Pekka Rinne holds the puck for the whistle.
19:25: Yannick Weber walks down to the right circle and snaps one on net for Mike Smith’s first save of the night.
20:00: Tonight’s game has begun!
Neal – McDavid – Archibald
Nugent-Hopkins – Draisaitl – Yamamoto
Nygard – Sheahan – P. Russell
Gagner – Haas – Chiasson
Nurse – Bear
Klefbom – Larsson
K. Russell – Jones
OUT: Khaira, Lagesson, Kassian (suspension), Benning (concussion)
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