NHL Game Summary - Phoenix at Edmonton |
(Sunday, March 28th)
Final Score: Edmonton 4, Phoenix 2
Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Petr Nedved tallied a goal and two assists
to lead Edmonton over Phoenix, 4-2, at Rexall Place.
Igor Ulanov added a goal and an assist for the Oilers, who have earned a point
in 16 straight games (10-0-2-4). With 87 points, Edmonton and St. Louis are
tied for seventh place in the West.
Shane Doan lit the lamp twice for the Coyotes, who are winless in their last
13 home games (0-8-3-2) and have just one win in their last 19 overall
Doan tied the game at 2-2 with his 27th goal of the season, 6:47 into the
But in the next 57 seconds, the Oilers would find the back of the net twice to
take the lead and secure the victory.
At 7:15, Ulanov registered his fourth of the season to break the tie and then
at 7:44, Nedved added insurance.
Each team opened the scoring with a goal in the first. On their second power
play of the game, Fernando Pisani got the Oilers on the board with a wrist
shot from the left circle that beat Brent Johnson glove side at 9:21.
Then just 37 seconds later, Doan posted his 26th goal of the season to tie it
at 1-1 for the Coyotes. Doan received a pass from Daymond Langkow in the left
circle and beat Jussi Markkanen low to the stick side with a one-time slapper.
Mike York posted the sole goal of the second stanza with a sweeping wrist shot
at 17:18 to give the Oilers a 2-1 edge.
"York got a huge goal for us tonight," said Edmonton coach Craig MacTavish. "I
think it really buoyed his confidence. You could just see him elevate his play
as the game went on. He needs a game like that to help him put the injury
Johnson made 21 saves for Phoenix, while Markkanen stopped 25 saves for the
Phoenix was 0-of-4 on the power play, while Edmonton was 1-of-4...The Oilers
are unbeaten in the last five meetings with Phoenix (4-0-1) and are 8-3-1 in
the preceding 12 games of the series. The Coyotes also have just one win in
their previous 10 trips to Edmonton (1-7-2).
03/28 23:33:20 ET