NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Phoenix|
(Tuesday, January 25th)
Final Score: Edmonton 4, Phoenix 3
Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Dustin Penner scored the game-winning goal
with 21.3 seconds remaining in regulation, and the Edmonton Oilers clipped the
Phoenix Coyotes, 4-3.
The victory came in dramatic fashion, as Penner lit the lamp on a one-timer
from the high slot. Edmonton defenseman Theo Peckham was called for slashing
11 seconds later, giving Phoenix a chance to force overtime. The Coyotes
pulled goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov to create a 6-on-4 advantage, but they
weren't able to muster a quality scoring opportunity.
Taylor Hall, who set up Penner, and Linus Omark tallied 72 seconds apart
earlier in the third period for the Oilers, who snapped a five-game winless
streak. Devan Dubnyk made 24 saves in the win.
"In the past we might have given up too much ice to our opponent," said
Edmonton head coach Tom Renney. "Tonight, I thought we kept pressing."
Scottie Upshall scored two goals for Phoenix, which has dropped four of five.
Bryzgalov was beaten four times on 35 shots.
"It's a disappointing loss, that's for sure. Very disappointing," said Coyotes
head coach Dave Tippett. "There's some games when you feel like you're
committed, you play hard, you do things that allow you to win. Tonight, we
didn't do enough of that."
Upshall's power-play tally opened the scoring 5:27 into the contest, then Kyle
Turris gave the Coyotes a 2-0 lead at the 1:54 mark of the second period.
Jean-Francois Jacques put Edmonton on the board at 7:11 of the middle stanza.
Hall pulled the Oilers even on the power play when his centering pass
deflected in off the skate of Phoenix defenseman Sami Lepisto. The visitors
went up 3-2 on Omark's goal at 4:08.
Upshall's second marker tied the score at 8:29.
Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle collected two assists. He was named to the
All-Star Game on Tuesday as an injury replacement...Phoenix suffered its first
regulation loss this season when leading after two periods (19-1-2).
01/26 00:33:27 ET