OVERTIME

04:22: McDavid scores! The Oilers open the road trip with a 2-1 overtime win!

05:00: Overtime is underway.

THIRD PERIOD

00:00: FREE HOCKEY. This one is going to oooooovvvvvveeerrrtiiiiiiiiimmmmmeeee.

01:01: Talbot with another glove save! The Oilers netminder has been HUGE tonight.

02:04: Talbot turns another Islanders drive away!

02:45: Pakarinen’s backhand in front just misses the mark!

09:03: Now the Lucic-RNH-Kassian line is generating some pressure for the Oil.

10:44: The Oilers don’t have a shot so far in this third as the Islanders are swarming.

12:46: Talbot kicks away another shot.

14:04: Kassian has taken Caggiula’s spot on the Nugent-Hopkins line. Caggiula hasn’t played this period.

18:41: Kassian gets in tight on Greiss but can’t complete the 2-on-1.

20:00: The third period is underway.

SECOND PERIOD

00:00: Through 40, these two teams are tied 1-1. | EDM 1, NYI 1

01:51: The Oilers get out of that penalty too. Back to even strength and still locked up at 1-1.

03:51: Gryba gets two minutes for boarding. Edmonton back on the PK.

04:52: The Oil trail in shots now 23-21.

06:41: Edmonton kills off the penalty. Still 1-1.

08:41: Nurse takes an interference penalty. Oilers head to a big PK.

08:53: McDavid centres for Lucic but the big man can’t connect.

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15:17: Former Oilers winger Jordan Eberle scores from the faceoff dot to even the game at 1-1. EDM 1, NYI 1

15:43: Nugent-Hopkins drives to the loose puck in front, but Greiss is there to keep it out.

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18:01: Leon Draisaitl scores! The big German forward got a breakaway and snapped a shot on net that flipped past Greiss. | EDM 1, NYI 0

20:00: The second is underway.

FIRST PERIOD

00:00: The first period has come to an end. Oilers and Islanders tied 0-0, and even in shots 13-13. EDM 0, NYI 0

01:16: The Oilers are back on the power play with less than two minutes to go in the first.

03:38: Big penalty kill by Edmonton keeps things scoreless.

05:38: CAM TALBOT! He robs Anders Lee.

06:19: It’s the Oilers turn to go on the penalty kill. Letestu called for tripping.

10:33: Nothing for the Oil on that PP. Back to even strength. Defensive pairs back to what they started as.

11:01: Letestu’s shot is saved by Greiss.

12:33: Oilers headed on the power play for the first time tonight.

12:50: Todd McLellan has shuffled up the d-pairings early. Russell with Larsson, Nurse with Gryba.

18:55: Talbot scoops up a rolling puck. Coming into the game, the Oilers goaltender has a 5-2-0 record against the Islanders in his career, with .908 save percentage and 2.93 goals-against average.

19:21: Cam Talbot with a glove save on Bailey early. Bailey has points in nine straight coming into tonight.

20:00: Puck dropped! The Oilers are looking to start off the road trip with a ‘W. Here we go. Anton Slepyshev is a late scratch. Brad Malone steps into the lineup for Edmonton.

TODAY’S LINEUP

Maroon – McDavid – Draisaitl
Lucic – RNH – Caggiula
Pakarinen – Strome – Jokinen
Letestu – Malone – Kassian

Nurse – Larsson
Klefbom – Benning
Russell – Gryba

Talbot

OUT: Sekera (knee-IR), Auvitu, Khaira, Slepyshev (undisclosed)

OILERS TODAY

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