2:55: Milano on the PP. Ducks win. The Oilers comeback to force overtime but Anaheim takes it in extra time.

3:51: Power play to the Ducks coming up as McDavid takes Manson down. 4-on-3 for the next two minutes for Anaheim.

5:00: Leon, Connor and Ethan start us out at 3-on-3.


0.0: It’s a comeback point for the Oilers as we head to overtime in a 3-3 game.

1:33: GAME SAVING STOP! Mike Smith slams the pads shut after Michael Del Zotto got to the back door for a clean look on the cross-ice pass.

15:37: ATHANASIOU LATER!!! It’s another debut goal, this time AA banging home the loose puck behind Gibson after Ennis charged on net from the right side! That’s why you go to the net, folks. Two points each for Ennis and Athananasiou in their first games as Oilers and McDavid has his 300th career assist and third helper of the game. EDM 3, ANA 3

7:27: Henrique capitalizes in front and the Ducks re-take the lead. ANA 3, EDM 2

8:00: This line is something. Athanasiou, Ennis and McDavid buzzing in the Ducks zone but just lacked the final shot that shift. Green joined them on the ice and that’s all three of the new acquisitions fighting for the winner.

12:45: Jujhar Khaira and Nugent-Hopkins go in on a shorthanded 2-on-1 but Jujhar can’t get all of it!

14:00: Give and take. Caleb Jones off for holding and Anaheim heads to the PP. Oilers PK is 1-for-1 tonight.

15:37: 99 POINTS FOR 29!!! On the PP, Nugent-Hopkins goes across to Draisaitl to level things up and the German inches closer to the 100-point mark on the year! McDavid notches his second assist of the game and the Oilers captain is one shy of 300 for his career. EDM 2, ANA 2

16:30: ANOTHER man advantage coming after Danton Deinen high-sticks Riley Sheahan.

18:36: A couple of quality looks on the man advantage but we’re 0-for-2.

20:00: Third period starts the fightback continues on the PP.


0.0: Oilers get one back and we trail 2-1 heading into the second intermission. 1:24 of power-play time and 20 minutes still to come!

36.4: Late man advantage for the Oilers – their second opportunity of the game. Getzlaf tries to slow down Connor with the hook but can’t.

1:48: Just under two minutes left in this middle frame and the Oilers have some bit after Ennis’ debut goal brought them back within one.

6:08: Rakell gets an open look in front of Smith and Larsson’s forced to take the hooking call.

10:51: HOMETOWN HERO!!! Tyler Ennis finishes off a beautiful tic-tac-toe passing play with McDavid and Andreas Athanasiou on the 3-on-2. It’s the Edmonton boy’s first goal in an Oilers uniform and Athanasiou’s first assist as the newly-acquired pair of forwards have points in their debuts. Could be the start of something here. ANA 2, EDM 1


12:03: Hampus Lindholm goes hard into the boards after breaking up a Draisaitl chance. Tough fall but the Ducks defenceman but he’s able to get to his feet and exit the ice with support.

14:58: What a pass by newly-minted Oilers d-man Mike Green, picking out McDavid for a partial breakaway that’s broken up.

16:11: Bear WIRES a slap shot that’s swallowed by Gibson.

20:00: Second period underway!


0.0: That’ll do it for the opening period. Milano and Deslauriers stake the Ducks to a 2-0 lead.

3:59: John Gibson stops a 2-on-1 between Draisaitl and Nugent-Hopkins to keep it a two-goal game.

6:48: Quick strike from the Ducks. ANA 2, EDM 0

11:51: Leon Draisaitl’s shot deflects just over the net, then cracks the post with his wrist shot later in the PP. So close to the equalizer.

13:04: Jones gets to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ rebound and nearly levels things. Nuge draws the slashing penalty and the Oilers go to the PP.

14:14: Milano opens the scoring for Anaheim by poking the puck past Mike Smith in front. ANA 1, EDM 0

15:38: Ennis puts it just wide of the top corner after sustained pressure from the Oilers.

19:10: First shift for this new-look first line of Athanasiou, McDavid and Ennis as they go up the ice on a three-on-two rush but had the play broken up.

20:00: We are underway! Andreas Athanasiou, Tyler Ennis and Mike Green make their Oilers debut at the Staples Center.


Ennis – McDavid – Athanasiou
Nugent-Hopkins – Draisaitl – Archibald
Granlund – Sheahan – Chiasson
Khaira – Haas – P. Russell

Nurse – Bear
Jones – Larsson
Lagesson – Green


OUT: Zack Kassian (suspension), Benning