NHL Game Summary - Anaheim at Edmonton
(Friday, December 19th)
Final Score: Anaheim 3, Edmonton 2 (SO)
Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Jonas Hiller tied an Anaheim record with 51 saves and denied all three Oilers in the shootout as the Ducks pulled out a 3-2 victory over Edmonton.
Corey Perry scored in regulation and was the only successful skater in the shootout, as the Ducks won for the second time in three games. Rob Niedermayer also recorded a goal in the win.
Erik Cole and Kyle Brodziak each tallied a third-period goal for Edmonton, which has lost four of five. Dwayne Roloson stopped 34-of-36 shots for the Oilers, who converted just 1-of-10 power-play chances.
After near misses from each team in the extra session, Perry was the first to go in the shootout. He skated in on Roloson from the right side and waited for the goaltender to commit before sliding the disc in for the goal.
Hiller denied Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Ales Hemsky and Sam Gagner in succession to pull out the additional point for the Ducks.
After 19-plus scoreless minutes, Niedermayer tapped in a short-handed goal with just 21 ticks remaining in the opening period.
The Ducks padded the 1-0 lead on the power play midway through the second, as Bobby Ryan wheeled at the left circle and hit Perry with a pass in front for a redirection into the back of the net.
The Oilers caught a break when Zachery Stortini deflected Lubomir Visnovsky's shot from the point to Brodziak, who blew the disc past an unsuspecting Hiller at the 6:32 mark of the third.
After failing to capitalize on a 5-on-3 advantage, Edmonton was granted its ninth power play of the game and Cole made that one count by knocking in a rebound out of the air with 6:03 remaining in the game.
Anaheim forward Teemu Selanne left the game after suffering a laceration on his right thigh...Ducks regular netminder Jean-Sebastien Giguere was absent from the bench as he returned to his home in Montreal for personal reasons...The Ducks were 1-for-8 on the power play...The Ducks had lost 14 of their previous 16 in Edmonton.
12/20 00:21:07 ET