Oilers edge Coyotes on late goalJan 26, 2011 - 5:31 AM
The victory came in dramatic fashion, as Penner lit the lamp on a one-timer from the high slot. Edmonton defenseman Theo Peckham was called for slashing 11 seconds later, giving Phoenix a chance to force overtime. The Coyotes pulled goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov to create a 6-on-4 advantage, but they weren't able to muster a quality scoring opportunity.
Taylor Hall, who set up Penner, and Linus Omark tallied 72 seconds apart earlier in the third period for the Oilers, who snapped a five-game winless streak. Devan Dubnyk made 24 saves in the win.
"In the past we might have given up too much ice to our opponent," said Edmonton head coach Tom Renney. "Tonight, I thought we kept pressing."
Scottie Upshall scored two goals for Phoenix, which has dropped four of five. Bryzgalov was beaten four times on 35 shots.
"It's a disappointing loss, that's for sure. Very disappointing," said Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett. "There's some games when you feel like you're committed, you play hard, you do things that allow you to win. Tonight, we didn't do enough of that."
Upshall's power-play tally opened the scoring 5:27 into the contest, then Kyle Turris gave the Coyotes a 2-0 lead at the 1:54 mark of the second period. Jean-Francois Jacques put Edmonton on the board at 7:11 of the middle stanza.
Hall pulled the Oilers even on the power play when his centering pass deflected in off the skate of Phoenix defenseman Sami Lepisto. The visitors went up 3-2 on Omark's goal at 4:08.
Upshall's second marker tied the score at 8:29.
Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle collected two assists. He was named to the All-Star Game on Tuesday as an injury replacement...Phoenix suffered its first regulation loss this season when leading after two periods (19-1-2).
- EDMONTON: 4
Jan 25 11:25 PM
- Edmonton Goal - Dustin Penner (15), from Taylor Hall and Shawn Horcoff at 19:38.
Oilers 4, Coyotes 3 3rd - 0:22Jan 25 11:21 PM
- Phoenix Goal - Scottie Upshall (14), from Shane Doan and Kyle Turris at 8:29.
Oilers 3, Coyotes 3 3rd - 11:31Jan 25 11:01 PM
- Edmonton Goal - Linus Omark (3), from Sam Gagner and Magnus Paajarvi at 4:08.
Oilers 3, Coyotes 2 3rd - 15:52Jan 25 10:53 PM
- Edmonton Power-Play Goal - Taylor Hall (16), at 2:56.
Oilers 2, Coyotes 2 3rd - 17:04Jan 25 10:50 PM
- EDMONTON: 1
End of 2nd
Jan 25 10:29 PM
- Edmonton Goal - Kurtis Foster (4), at 7:11.
Oilers 1, Coyotes 2 2nd - 12:49Jan 25 10:08 PM
- Phoenix Goal - Kyle Turris (8), from Ray Whitney and Keith Yandle at 1:53.
Oilers 0, Coyotes 2 2nd - 18:07Jan 25 10:00 PM
- EDMONTON: 0
End of 1st
Jan 25 9:40 PM
- Phoenix Power-Play Goal - Scottie Upshall (13), from Keith Yandle at 5:27.
Oilers 0, Coyotes 1 1st - 14:33Jan 25 9:16 PM
- EDMONTON: 0
1st Period - 20:00
Jan 25 9:08 PM
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