NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Nashville
(Sunday, February 15th)
Final Score: Edmonton 2, Nashville 2
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Ethan Moreau scored midway through the third period to allow Edmonton to salvage a 2-2 tie with Nashville at Gaylord Entertainment Center.
Radek Dvorak also scored for the Oilers, who are winless in their last two overall (0-1-1) after a three-game winning streak. Tommy Salo stopped 30 shots in the deadlock.
Scott Walker and Andreas Johansson both scored on the power play for the Predators, who are unbeaten in their last two (1-0-1) after losing three in a row. Tomas Vokoun made 27 saves, but remains winless in his last four starts (0-3-1).
"It's a lift any time our special teams contributes," Nashville head coach Barry Trotz said.
Early in the third period, with a Nashville a man short, Moreau worked behind the defense and received a pass from the right wing. But Moreau tipped the puck right into Vokoun's stomach.
A few minutes later, Moreau skated in alone through the left faceoff circle and had his backhand shot stopped. He then forced a 2-2 tie with a backhander with 9:52 left in the third while skating through the slot.
"I think it was the best goal I've ever seen Ethan score," Edmonton center Shawn Horcoff said. "We needed someone to find a way to score."
With less than four minutes to go in regulation, Nashville's Vladimir Orszagh hit the right post with a shot from the low slot.
With two minutes left in overtime, Predators forward David Legwand received a drop pass on the right wing and skated to the crease. But a prone Salo smothered the shot.
Salo stopped 11 shots in the third period and two in overtime.
Walker scored on the power play at 1:33 of the first period to put Nashville ahead 1-0. A cross-checking penalty on Oilers defenseman Cory Cross led to Walker's tip-in goal in the slot.
Edmonton forged a 1-1 tie on a power-play tally by Dvorak at 2:03 of the second period with a slap shot from the right faceoff circle. Nashville's Denis Arkhipov was whistled for tripping 59 seconds earlier.
Johansson's fifth goal of the season put the Predators ahead 2-1. With his team on a man advantage after an interference call against Oilers defenseman Mark Eaton, Johansson beat Salo with a wrist shot from between the circles at the 13-minute mark of the second.
Scott Hartnell had two assists for Nashville, while Igor Ulanov assisted on both Edmonton goals...The Oilers are 5-1-2 in their last eight games in Nashville...Edmonton went 1-for-6 on the power play, while the Predators were 2-for-6 with the man advantage...Kimmo Timonen earned his 25th assist for Nashville, which finished with a 32-29 shot advantage.
02/15 18:47:25 ET