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NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Ottawa



(Thursday, November 6th)

Final Score: Edmonton 3, Ottawa 3

Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - Fernando Pisani scored with less than two minutes remaining in the second period, as the Edmonton Oilers and Ottawa Senators skated to a 3-3 tie at the Corel Centre.

Pisani added an assist and Brad Isbister and Ethan Moreau both scored for the Oilers, who are unbeaten in their last four games (2-0-2). Tommy Salo made 31 saves for Edmonton.

"I thought we battled pretty hard," Pisani said. "We got down early but we got some pucks to the net and guys going to the net, so we did a lot of good things out there."

Marian Hossa scored twice and Petr Schastlivy lit the lamp for Ottawa, which blew a 3-1 lead and is 0-2-2 in its last four games. Martin Prusek turned aside 33 shots in the tie.

With the Senators clinging to a two-goal cushion, Edmonton posted a pair of goals to even the score.

Edmonton pulled within one on Moreau's fourth goal at 15:31 of the second period. Moreau skated through the right wing and dished the puck back to Pisani. Moreau then whacked the rebound into the net.

"I wish more games were like that -- that's a good product out there," Moreau said. "Obviously, I think both coaches would like the defense to tighten up a little bit, but it was entertaining."

With 1:59 to go in the second, Pisani found the back of the net to even the score. Marty Reasoner was in close and slipped the puck to Pisani, whose one- timer beat Prusek through the five hole. Pisani has three goals this season.

Hossa had a chance to post a hat trick and give Ottawa the lead but his shot late in the third period was stopped by Salo.

"We're not all on the same page," Hossa said. "It's still early in the season. There's no reason to panic. It's just 11 games."

In the extra session, Raffi Torres of the Oilers was denied on a breakaway to keep the game knotted at three. Wayne Redden of the Sens then had his wrist shot stopped with two minutes to go.

Isbister gave Edmonton a 1-0 lead 3:26 into the opening period. Isbister was behind the net and carried the puck to the left of Prusek. Isbister backhanded a shot that apparently caromed off Ottawa defenseman Redden's skate and past the netminder.

Ottawa later evened the score courtesy of Hossa's goal at the 16:21 mark of the first period. Salo tried clearing the puck by sending it against the left boards deep inside the Edmonton zone. Hossa was along the boards and wristed a shot on net that just beat a sliding Salo.

Hossa netted his second goal of the night midway through the second period to give the Sens a 2-1 lead. Schastlivy unloaded a slap shot that Salo turned aside but Hossa deposited the rebound into a wide-open cage.

The Senators then took a 3-1 edge on Peter Schaefer's shorthanded goal just two minutes later. Bryan Smolinski was at center ice and pushed the puck up to a streaking Schaefer, who snapped a shot past Salo low to the stick side.

"It was a great game," Senators forward Bryan Smolinski added. "It wasn't a great start that we had, but we battled back and I think that's a great sign. When you don't play your best game and you still have a chance to win, obviously things might not be going your way but you're battling."

Game Notes

Pisani is riding a four-game points streak...Edmonton is 10-2-4 in the last 16 meetings with Ottawa...The Oilers are 5-1-2 in their last seven at the Coral Centre...Todd White and Karel Rachunek of the Senators both left in the first period with injuries...Edmonton was 0-for-5 on the power play and Ottawa ended 0-for-2 with the extra skater...Hossa has seven goals this year.

11/06 23:27:18 ET


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