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Rookies lead Oilers over Panthers

Sep 18, 2007 - 3:52 AM By Robb Hunter PA Sportsticker Contributing Writer

EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) -- Rookies Kyle Brodziak and Sam Gagner combined for three goals and the Edmonton Oilers hung on to defeat the Florida Panthers, 5-4, in a preseason matchup Monday.

Oilers first-round draft pick, Gagner, made his preseason debut in front of a boisterous crowd at Rexall Place. The London, Ontario native is looking to lock up a spot on the roster after an impressive performance in the Summit Series between Canada and Russia.

Gagner was joined by nine rookies as the Oilers iced a rookie-laden squad in the preseason home opener. The Oilers jumped out to an early lead, just 43 seconds into the first period as Marty Reasoner found Ethan Moreau all alone in the slot to make it 1-0. Just four minutes later, Brodziak put the Oilers up, 2-0, after banking in a rebound off Panthers goalie Thomas Vokoun while on the power-play.

Less than three minutes later, Brodziak added his second goal as he roofed a shot over Vokoun's blocker side.

The Panthers responded before the end of the second as Michael Frolik tipped Jay Bouwmeester's point shot past Duane Roloson with under a minute to go in the first.

The Panthers came out flying in the second period. Only 10 seconds in, Brett McLean and Nathan Horton broke in on a 2-on-1 and Mclean fired it passed Oilers goaltender Roloson to make the score 3-2.

But with only 35 seconds remaining in the second frame, Gagner fired a shot on net that Vokoun got a piece of, but it trickled over his shoulder and the Oilers regained their two-goal cushion.

Edmonton sealed the victory just over two minutes into the third as Tim Sestito took a feed from Kyle Brodziak in the slot and fired it low stick side on Vokoun. It was Brodziak's third point of the night.

Florida added two third period goals, but the margin was too large to overcome.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    FLORIDA 1 1 2 4
    EDMONTON 3 0 2 5 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: EDM - ETHAN MOREAU 1 (MARTY REASONER) 0:42
    EDM - (PP) KYLE BRODZIAK 1 (MARTY REASONER, ETHAN MOREAU)
    4:42
    EDM - KYLE BRODZIAK 2 (MARTY REASONER) 7:24
    FLA - GREGORY CAMPBELL 1 (ROB GLOBKE, BRANISLAV MEZEI) 19:36
    2ND P

    Sep 17 11:30 PM
  • 17
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 17 roots (Close Finish)

    Panthers vs. OilersSep 17 11:25 PM


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    FLORIDA 4
    EDMONTON 5
    3RD PRD: FLA - ROB GLOBKE 2 (GREGORY CAMPBELL, BRANISLAV MEZEI) 11:08

    Panthers vs. OilersSep 17 11:14 PM


  • NHL
    FLORIDA 3
    EDMONTON 5
    3RD PRD: FLA - ROB GLOBKE 1 (GREGORY CAMPBELL, JAY BOUWMEESTER) 7:54

    Panthers vs. OilersSep 17 11:07 PM


  • NHL
    FLORIDA 2
    EDMONTON 5
    3RD PRD: EDM - (SH) TIM SESTITO 1 (KYLE BRODZIAK) 2:06

    Panthers vs. OilersSep 17 10:58 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    FLORIDA 1 1 2
    EDMONTON 3 1 4 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: EDM - ETHAN MOREAU 1 (MARTY REASONER) 0:42
    EDM - (PP) KYLE BRODZIAK 1 (MARTY REASONER, ETHAN MOREAU)
    4:42
    EDM - KYLE BRODZIAK 2 (MARTY REASONER) 7:24
    FLA - MICHAEL FROLIK 1 (JAY BOUWMEESTER) 19:36
    2ND PR

    Sep 17 10:42 PM


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    FLORIDA 2
    EDMONTON 4
    3RD PRD: EDM - SAM GAGNER 1 (DUSTIN PENNER) 19:25

    Panthers vs. OilersSep 17 10:39 PM


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    FLORIDA 2
    EDMONTON 3
    2ND PRD: FLA - BRETT MCLEAN 1 (NATHAN HORTON) 0:10

    Panthers vs. OilersSep 17 10:03 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    FLORIDA 1 1
    EDMONTON 3 3 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: EDM - ETHAN MOREAU 1 (MARTY REASONER) 0:42
    EDM - (PP) KYLE BRODZIAK 1 (MARTY REASONER, ETHAN MOREAU)
    4:42
    EDM - KYLE BRODZIAK 2 (MARTY REASONER) 7:24
    FLA - MICHAEL FROLIK 1 (JAY BOUWMEESTER) 19:36
    SHOTS

    Sep 17 9:47 PM


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    FLORIDA 1
    EDMONTON 3 0:24 LEFT, 1ST PRD

    Panthers vs. OilersSep 17 9:47 PM


  • CORRECTION
    NHL FLORIDA 2
    EDMONTON 3
    1ST PRD: FLA - MICHAEL FROLIK 1 (JAY BOUWMEESTER) 19:36

    Panthers vs. OilersSep 17 9:46 PM


  • NHL
    FLORIDA 1
    EDMONTON 3
    2ND PRD: FLA - MICHAEL FROLIK 1 (JAY BOUWMEESTER) 19:36

    Panthers vs. OilersSep 17 9:46 PM


  • NHL
    FLORIDA 0
    EDMONTON 3
    1ST PRD: EDM - KYLE BRODZIAK 2 (MARTY REASONER) 7:24

    Panthers vs. OilersSep 17 9:23 PM


  • NHL
    FLORIDA 0
    EDMONTON 2
    1ST PRD: EDM - (PP) KYLE BRODZIAK 1 (MARTY REASONER, ETHAN MOREAU)
    4:42

    Panthers vs. OilersSep 17 9:16 PM


  • NHL
    FLORIDA 0
    EDMONTON 1
    1ST PRD: EDM - ETHAN MOREAU 1 (MARTY REASONER) 0:42

    Panthers vs. OilersSep 17 9:09 PM