NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Anaheim
(Sunday, December 14th)
Final Score: Edmonton 3, Anaheim 2
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Raffi Torres scored to snap a third-period tie and the Edmonton Oilers held on for a 3-2 victory over the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.
Cory Cross and Jason Chimera also scored for the Oilers, who improved to 2-1-2 in their last five games.
Ty Conklin made 28 saves for Edmonton, which has won five straight against Anaheim and is 10-1-1 in the last 12 meetings.
Andy McDonald and Petr Sykora scored for the Ducks, who have lost five of their last seven games (2-5). Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 26 saves in a losing effort.
Torres used his skate to control a pass from Radek Dvorak in the high slot, then beat two defenders down the middle of the ice before beating Giguere to the stick side at 14:31 to give Edmonton a 3-2 edge.
Sykora had tied the game at 2-2 with a power-play goal 34 seconds into the final stanza. Giguere picked up an assist on the tally, leaving the puck for Sergei Fedorov behind the Anaheim net. Fedorov moved the disc to Sykora, who beat Conklin with a 25-foot slap shot.
Chimera put the Oilers in front, 2-1, late in the second period. He raced into the Ducks' zone on the left wing and beat Giguere just inside the far post with a blast from the circle at 14:58 of the middle stanza.
Dvorak set up Cross for a goal that tied the game at 1-1 midway through the first period. After charging down the left wing to the back of the net, Dvorak slammed on the brakes and slid the puck to Cross low in the left circle. The blistering wrist shot beat Giguere short side.
McDonald retrieved a loose puck in front and beat Conklin at 3:16 of the opening period to give Anaheim an early 1-0 lead.
Edmonton's Shawn Horcoff apparently tied the game at 16:44 of the first period, but officials reviewed the play and ruled that Horcoff kicked the puck in off the skate of Anaheim's Ruslan Salei.
The Ducks recalled defenseman Mark Popovic from Cincinnati of the American Hockey League before the game...The Ducks scored on their only opportunity on the power play...The Oilers, who went 0-for-4 with the extra skater, have allowed a power-play goal in their last 11 games. Edmonton has just three power-play goals in its last 44 chances stretching the last 11 games.
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