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Oilers edge Maple Leafs in overtime thriller

Sep 19, 2007 - 4:46 AM EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) -- The Edmonton Oilers won for their second time in as many nights, posting a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in overtime on Tuesday night.

After Andrew Cogliano drove hard to the Maple Leafs' net and was denied by goalie Justin Pogge, Shawn Horcoff picked up the rebound and found Denis Grebeshkov alone in the slot. Grebeshkov made no mistake, netting his first goal to give the Oilers the win.

Edmonton beat the Florida Panthers, 5-4, on Monday before hosting Toronto, which took the ice for the first time this preseason.

It was a slow start to this game with players on both teams getting used to a quicker tempo then what they faced in training camp. The Oilers eventually started the scoring late in the first period when rookie Viacheslav Trukhno buried a rebound at the side of the net while on a 5-on-3 power-play.

However, the Leafs responded two minutes later with a power-play goal. Alexei Ponikarovsky split the Oiler defense and went in all alone on goalie Mathieu Garon. Ponikarovsky went upstairs on Garon, evening the game at one.

Anson Carter, who was released by Edmonton following the 2002-2003 campaign before being invited back to camp this season, left the game after the first period with a concussion.

Although there was no scoring in the second period, it wasn't due to a lack of chances. Both Garon and Pogge made numerous saves to keep the score knotted at one heading into the third period.

Both teams came out flying in the third period. Toronto's Bryan McCabe gave the Leafs the lead when he walked in on a 2-on-1 and fired a shot that eluded Edmonton's goalie, Devan Dubynk.

The Oilers quickly responded when Horcoff netted his first of the preseason to even things up at two before Grebeshkov scored the game-winning goal in overtime.

The Maple Leafs will look to rebound against the Phoenix Coyotes in a neutral site game in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Oilers, on the other hand, will take their winning ways out west to tango with the Vancouver Canucks.








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    FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    TORONTO 1 0 1 0 2
    EDMONTON 1 0 1 1 3 FINAL IN OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: EDM - (PP) VYACHESLAV TRUKHNO 1 (SHAWN HORCOFF, RAFFI
    TORRES) 15:22
    TOR - (PP) ALEXEI PONIKAROVSKY 1 (DARCY TUCKER, TOMAS
    KABERLE) 17:02
    2ND PRD: NONE
    3RD PRD: TOR - (PP)

    Sep 18 11:36 PM


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    TORONTO 2
    EDMONTON 3
    OT: EDM - DENIS GREBESHKOV 1 (SHAWN HORCOFF, ANDREW COGLIANO)
    3:25

    Maple Leafs vs. OilersSep 18 11:34 PM


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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 1 0 1 2
    EDMONTON 1 0 1 2 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: EDM - (PP) VYACHESLAV TRUKHNO 1 (SHAWN HORCOFF, RAFFI
    TORRES) 15:22
    TOR - (PP) ALEXEI PONIKAROVSKY 1 (DARCY TUCKER, TOMAS
    KABERLE) 17:02
    2ND PRD: NONE
    3RD PRD: TOR - (PP) BRYAN MCCABE 1 (JIRI TLUSTY)

    Sep 18 11:27 PM
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    Maple Leafs vs. OilersSep 18 11:16 PM


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    TORONTO 2
    EDMONTON 2
    3RD PRD: EDM - SHAWN HORCOFF 2 (ZACHERY STORTINI, VYACHESLAV TRUKHNO)
    9:50

    Maple Leafs vs. OilersSep 18 11:04 PM


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    TORONTO 2
    EDMONTON 1 17:05 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Maple Leafs vs. OilersSep 18 10:59 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 1 0 1
    EDMONTON 1 0 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: EDM - (PP) VYACHESLAV TRUKHNO 1 (SHAWN HORCOFF, RAFFI
    TORRES) 15:22
    TOR - (PP) ALEXEI PONIKAROVSKY 1 (DARCY TUCKER, TOMAS
    KABERLE) 17:02
    2ND PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- ---

    Sep 18 10:36 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    TORONTO 1 1
    EDMONTON 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: EDM - (PP) VYACHESLAV TRUKHNO 1 (SHAWN HORCOFF, RAFFI
    TORRES) 15:22
    TOR - (PP) ALEXEI PONIKAROVSKY 1 (DARCY TUCKER, TOMAS
    KABERLE) 17:02
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
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    Sep 18 9:48 PM


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    TORONTO 1
    EDMONTON 1 2:58 LEFT, 1ST PRD

    Maple Leafs vs. OilersSep 18 9:42 PM


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    TORONTO 0
    EDMONTON 1
    1ST PRD: EDM - (PP) VYACHESLAV TRUKHNO 1 (SHAWN HORCOFF, RAFFI TORRES)
    15:22

    Maple Leafs vs. OilersSep 18 9:38 PM