NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Nashville|
(Monday, October 12th)
Final Score: Edmonton 6, Nashville 1
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Jeff Deslauriers stopped 40 shots and Zack
Stortini scored a pair of goals to help the Edmonton Oilers snap a seven-game
losing streak in Nashville with a 6-1 victory over the Predators at Sommet
Edmonton lost three of four to the Predators last year, including both tests
at the Sommet Center, and hadn't won in Nashville since October 29, 2005.
"Our coaching staff is very demanding," said Stortini. "It's great to get the
win in here. It's a big two points for us tonight."
Andrew Cogliano and Gilbert Brule each had a goal and an assist for the
Oilers, who have lost 11 of their last 13 games to the Preds overall. Denis
Grebeshkov and Shawn Horcoff also lit the lamp in the win.
Jason Arnott scored for the Predators, who dropped their second straight game
after opening the season with consecutive wins. Pekka Rinne started between
the pipes but was victimized for four goals on nine shots and was replaced by
Dan Ellis in the second period. Ellis finished with nine stops on 11 shots.
"We didn't play well that's the bottom line, and I think it is that way for
everybody," said Rinne. "No one is really happy."
Edmonton was up 4-0 after the first period.
During a two-on-one, Ales Hemsky was skating down the left side of the ice and
slid a cross-ice pass to Horcoff, who slapped it into the net at the 7:11 mark
of the first.
Brule had a tip-in on Dustin Penner's assist just under four minutes later to
make it 2-0. Then, on a power play, Stortini's wrister found the back of the
net at the 13:58 mark to give the visitors a three-goal advantage.
Stortini then had a backhander with 29 ticks left, assisted by Cogliano and
Jason Strudwick, in the opening stanza to account for the fourth tally of the
Cogliano had a backhanded goal 2:07 into the second to make it a five-goal
affair and Grebeshkov added a backhanded tally with 2:03 remaining in the
frame to make it 6-0.
However, Arnott's tip-in with 49 ticks left in the second closed it to 6-1.
Ellis stopped four shots in the third and Deslauriers turned away 15 in the
final frame to keep it a five-goal game.
Deslauriers saw his first action of the season...Stortini had not recorded a
multi-goal game in his previous 151 NHL games prior to Monday...Nashville
plays at Dallas on Wednesday, while Edmonton plays at Chicago on Wednesday.
10/13 00:00:52 ET