NHL Game Summary - Boston at Edmonton|
(Sunday, February 27th)
Final Score: Boston 3, Edmonton 2
Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Rich Peverley notched the game-winning score
late in the second period as Boston extended its winning streak over
Edmonton to nine straight games with a 3-2 decision at Rexall Place.
Michael Ryder and Nathan Horton also tallied for the Bruins, who have reeled
off wins in each of the first five outings of a six-game road trip that ends
in Ottawa on Tuesday.
Tuukka Rask got the win despite making just 15 saves.
"When we play good defensively, that's when we play our best hockey," Ryder
said. "We take away the other team's speed, and we knew the Oilers tonight
have a lot of speed up front. If we limit that we'll stop their chances."
Ales Hemsky and Gilbert Brule scored for the Oilers, who have dropped three of
four. Devan Dubnyk allowed three goals on 40 shots in defeat.
"They're a pretty good team, but we competed and we didn't let numbers bother
us in terms of shots on goal or chances against or anything like that," said
Oilers head coach Tom Renney.
Peverley, acquired from Atlanta nine days ago in a multi-player deal, gave the
Bruins a 3-1 advantage with 52 seconds to play in the second period when he
worked a give-and-go with Ryder and beat Dubnyk from in tight on the forehand.
Brule made it a one-goal contest at 3:14 of the third period, but it was only
one of five Oilers shots in the final 20 minutes. Edmonton went with an extra
skater for the final 90 seconds to no avail.
Hemsky gave the Oilers the lead just 65 seconds after the opening face-off,
but the Bruins struck twice before the end of the period.
Ryder scored with a shot to the short side and under the crossbar with 4 1/2
minutes remaining, then David Krejci found Horton alone on the right side for
a 2-1 game with 1:21 left.
The Bruins last suffered a defeat to Edmonton on October 17, 2000, a 6-1
decision...Since then, Boston has won four in a row in Alberta's
capital...Oilers defenseman Theo Peckham left the game with facial injuries
and did not return after a first-period bout against Horton.
02/28 00:50:42 ET