|ANA||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||2|
|EDM||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||1|
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -Doug Weight scored a tiebreaking goal with 3:39 left to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.
|Doug Weight celebrates after scoring the go-ahead goal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Ulan)|
The Ducks (19-15-5) are 4-0-1 since Scott Niedermayer returned. The playoff MVP had been contemplating retirement.
The Oilers (16-19-3) suffered their fourth straight loss.
The best chance in a scoreless first period came just four minutes in when Fernando Pisani rang a short-handed shot off the crossbar behind Ducks starter Jean-Sebastien Giguere. Anaheim had eight shots on Garon to four from the Oilers in the opening period.
Reasoner made it 1-0 at 4:32 of the second period when he tipped a point shot from defenseman Tom Gilbert past Giguere.
Anaheim evened it about eight minutes later as Todd Bertuzzi took the puck behind the goal-line and made a great feed to Perry in the crease. It was Perry's 20th goal of the season.
The Ducks led 15-11 on the shot clock after the second period.
Both teams return to the ice on Saturday as the Oilers visit Minnesota and the Ducks journey to Calgary.
Notes: Oilers forward Ales Hemsky missed the game with a knee injury. An MRI was taken on Hemsky's left knee on Thursday and he is day-to-day. ... Oilers captain Ethan Moreau (bruised foot) skated with the team Thursday and says he will be ready to go on Saturday. The forward has suffered a string of injuries that have kept him out of the lineup since Oct. 2006. ... Ducks center Samuel Pahlsson did not make the three-game post-break trip with the team, suffering from an abdominal strain. ... Edmonton took three of four meetings from the Ducks this year.
|Marty Reasoner (4) ASST: Tom Gilbert (7), Joni Pitkanen (5)|
1 - 0 EDM
|Corey Perry (20) ASST: Todd Bertuzzi (7), Ryan Getzlaf (25)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Doug Weight (5) ASST: Bobby Ryan (1), Kent Huskins (8)|
2 - 1 ANA
|Sam Gagner Tripping against Chris Kunitz|
|Ryan Carter Roughing against Steve Staios|
|Ryan Carter Elbowing against Steve Staios|
|Steve Staios Roughing against Ryan Carter|
|Mathieu Schneider Interference against Patrick Thoresen|
|Ryan Getzlaf Cross checking against Sam Gagner|
|Shawn Horcoff Cross checking against Rob Niedermayer|
|Ladislav Smid Hooking against Todd Marchant|
|SA: 16||TOI: 59:49|
|Saves: 15||EV: 13 - 14|
|PIM: 0||PP: 1 - 1|
|SV%: .938||SH: 1 - 1|
|SA: 23||TOI: 59:08|
|Saves: 21||EV: 14 - 16|
|PIM: 0||PP: 4 - 4|
|SV%: .913||SH: 3 - 3|
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