NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Monday, February 2nd
(All times eastern)
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (16-23-8-6) at Edmonton Oilers (20-24-8-1), 9 p.m.
(Sports Network) - A pair of last-place teams take to the ice tonight, as the
Edmonton Oilers try for just their second win in six games when they welcome
the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim to Rexall Place.
The Oilers have 49 points and are in last place in the Northwest, while
Anaheim's 46 points place it in the basement of the Pacific Division.
Edmonton is coming off Saturday's home loss to the Los Angeles Kings. Joe
Corvo and Jason Holland each scored in the final 1:10 of the contest, as the
Kings rallied for the 4-3 win.
Brad Isbister, Georges Laraque and Fernando Pisani scored for Edmonton, which
took the lead at 3-2 despite falling behind by two goals early on. The Oilers,
however, were unable to hold the lead in the final minutes.
Salo made just 13 saves in the game for Edmonton, which has dropped four out
of five and is 1-1 in its current five-game homestand.
Laraque has now scored in consecutive games after not tallying in almost a
Edmonton will wrap up its homestand with tilts against St. Louis and Atlanta.
The Ducks were handed a 6-4 loss in Calgary on Sunday evening. Chris Clark
scored twice and Dean McAmmond and Shean Donovan each contributed a goal and
two assists to catapult the Flames to victory.
Sergei Fedorov tallied a goal and three assists for Anaheim, which fell to
3-8-4-1 in its last 16 contests. Petr Sykora, Vitaly Vishnevski and Vaclav
Prospal also scored goals for the Mighty Ducks.
Martin Gerber allowed three goals on just eight shots for Anaheim and was
lifted midway through the first period. Jean-Sebastien Giguere replaced Gerber
and also surrendered three goals on 14 shots.
The Oilers have won both meetings with the Mighty Ducks this season and have
taken six straight in the series. The Ducks have not fared well in Alberta,
dropping nine straight and 11 of their last 12 in Edmonton.
02/02 10:36:58 ET