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Weight propels Ducks past Oilers

Dec 28, 2007 - 5:29 AM
EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) -- Doug Weight scored with 3:39 remaining in the third period to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday.

With the score tied at 1-1, rookie Bobby Ryan lofted a nifty pass to Weight in the left faceoff circle. The veteran made no mistake, blasting the puck past goaltender Mathieu Garon for his first goal of the season.

"It's a big play for a veteran guy," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. "Again, that's what we're asking of our people is to define their roles - and if he can provide secondary offense for us, it' will be a huge boost to our group."

Weight's goal - his 260th of his career - lifted Anaheim to its fourth consecutive victory.

"We haven't had him all that long, but he's made an immediate impact and that's all you can ask for," Carlyle said.

Conversely, Edmonton suffered its fourth straight loss, managing just five goals in that span. The Oilers have not won a game in regulation since December 2, a 4-0 triumph over the Ducks.

"It's a fine line in today's NHL that determines winners and losers," Edmonton coach Craig MacTavish said. "It was a game that we didn't get outplayed, but it's that same sting in the end.

"Three or four minutes can decide a game, and you can pick out a few games lately where a crucial mistake at the wrong time has cost us a game. Tonight was a further example of that."

Edmonton's Marty Reasoner opened the scoring 4:32 into the second period.

Defenseman Tom Gilbert blasted a shot which Reasoner deflected from just inside the right faceoff circle past Jean-Sebastien Giguere for his fourth goal of the season.

Corey Perry leveled the contest nearly eight minutes later with his second goal in as many games.

Skating into the corner, Todd Bertuzzi wristed the puck toward the goal which Perry redirected past Garon to tie the game at 1-1.

"Bertuzzi's the guy that really made the play," Carlyle said. "He went down the wall and found a way to get the puck past whoever was on the check and he found Corey Perry in front of the net. Those are big league plays by big league skilled players."

The goal was Perry's 20th of the season and 50th of his three-year career.

"I have no idea how he found me," Perry said of Bertuzzi. "I think it went through three sets of legs. It was a great pass from him and I couldn't ask for anything more."

"We haven't won in this building for a while," Carlyle said. "We have some former Oilers that have come back here and there was some more incentive because their money was on the board tonight."








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ANAHEIM 0 1 1 2
    EDMONTON 0 1 0 1 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: EDM - MARTY REASONER 4 (TOM GILBERT, JONI PITKANEN) 4:32
    ANA - COREY PERRY 20 (TODD BERTUZZI, RYAN GETZLAF) 12:38
    3RD PRD: ANA - DOUG WEIGHT 5 (BOBBY RYAN, KENT HUSKINS) 16:21
    POWER-PLAY CONVERSIONS: ANA

    Dec 27 11:26 PM


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    ANAHEIM 2
    EDMONTON 1
    3RD PRD: ANA - DOUG WEIGHT 5 (BOBBY RYAN, KENT HUSKINS) 16:21

    Ducks vs. OilersDec 27 11:20 PM
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    RUWTbot Took away 44 roots (Close Finish)

    Ducks vs. OilersDec 27 11:20 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 55 roots (Close Finish)

    Ducks vs. OilersDec 27 11:15 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ANAHEIM 0 1 1
    EDMONTON 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: EDM - MARTY REASONER 4 (TOM GILBERT, JONI PITKANEN) 4:32
    ANA - COREY PERRY 20 (TODD BERTUZZI, RYAN GETZLAF) 12:38
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ANA 8

    Dec 27 10:33 PM


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    ANAHEIM 1
    EDMONTON 1
    2ND PRD: ANA - COREY PERRY 20 (TODD BERTUZZI, RYAN GETZLAF) 12:38

    Ducks vs. OilersDec 27 10:22 PM


  • NHL
    ANAHEIM 0
    EDMONTON 1
    2ND PRD: EDM - MARTY REASONER 4 (TOM GILBERT, JONI PITKANEN) 4:32

    Ducks vs. OilersDec 27 10:08 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ANAHEIM 0 0
    EDMONTON 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ANA 8 8
    EDM 4 4
    GOALIES: ANA - JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE
    EDM - MATHIEU GARON

    Dec 27 9:41 PM