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O'Sullivan, Kotalik help Oilers edge Blackhawks

Mar 21, 2009 - 4:36 AM
CHICAGO (AP) -- The tired Edmonton Oilers had more than energy to beat the speedy Chicago Blackhawks.

Patrick O'Sullivan and Ales Kotalik scored in a shootout to give the Oilers their third straight victory, 5-4 over slumping Chicago on Friday night.

Edmonton, 4-0-3 in its last seven games, strengthened its hold on seventh place in the Western Conference and closed within a point of sixth-place Columbus.

Dustin Penner had a goal and an assist in regulation, and Andrew Cogliano, Ethan Moreau and Sam Gagner also scored.

The Oilers arrived at their hotel in Chicago at 3 a.m. following an 8-1 win at Colorado on Thursday night. Still, they managed to skate to a 4-4 tie through overtime with the Blackhawks in the uptempo game.

Then O'Sullivan and Kotalik converted Edmonton's first two shootout attempts against Nikolai Khabibulin to win it.

"It was tough," O'Sullivan said. "Every team has to go through it, but points are critical right now. Seventy games in, you're going to be a little bit tired."

"We got their best and we responded really well, especially in a back-to-back game," Moreau said. "This is pretty good tempo, what we have to deal with the rest of the year."

Dwayne Roloson made 39 saves, including one on Jonathan Toews' penalty shot with 7:07 left in regulation and the game tied at 4. In the shootout, Toews lost control of the puck on Chicago's first attempt, then Roloson stopped Patrick Kane.

Roloson extended a team record by making his 27th straight start.

"He's an absolute warrior," Oilers coach Craig MacTavish said. "Great save on the penalty shot. It was one of the keys in a game where it seemed there were many keys."

Chicago's Martin Havlat and Dave Bolland each had a goal and an assist. Adam Burish and Cam Barker also scored for the Blackhawks, 0-3-2 in their last five.

Havlat's goal at 7:23 of the third period tied it at 4 and set up overtime.

The Blackhawks' winless streak is their longest this season. They're 3-7-3 in their last 13. With a point, Chicago moved into a fourth-place tie with Vancouver in the Western Conference.

"We're having a hard time keeping the puck out of our net and getting momentum in games," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. "We've gotten the effort the last few games. It's a matter of confidence. A win is what we're looking for."

Khabibulin stopped 27 shots. He hasn't won since Feb. 11 in Atlanta, when he sustained a groin injury that sidelined him for a month.

Chicago had won its three previous games against Edmonton this season, outscoring the Oilers 15-3.

Penner opened the scoring with a power-play goal 3:12 in. From the left edge of the crease, he tipped in Denis Grebeshkov's crisp feed from the point.

Bolland tied it at 1 at 7:41, tipping in Brent Seabrook's low drive from right point.

Cogliano restored Edmonton's lead, 2-1, midway through the first when he took Liam Reddox's long pass, slipped past Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith and broke in alone.

Burish tied it at 2 with 1:28 left in the first by converting a rebound of Brian Campbell's shot from the right point.

Moreau was credited with a goal at 6:03 of the second that withstood a video review and gave Edmonton a 3-2 lead. Khabibulin stopped Moreau's low shot, but the puck continued into the net as Penner crashed into the crease.

Roloson made several close-in saves to preserve the lead, including a diving stop on Campbell's rebound attempt at 7:27.

Barker eventually tied it at 3 during a 4-on-4 with 2:29 left in the period. After Roloson stopped Havlat's point-blank attempt, Barker pinched in and converted the rebound.

Gagner scored on a breakaway exactly as a Chicago penalty expired 48 seconds later. Gagner skated in alone after waiting at the Chicago blue line and taking a long pass from Robert Nilsson.

Havlat tied it at 4 at 7:23 of the third by lofting in a rebound of Seabrook's shot.

Toews was awarded his penalty shot with 7:07 left after being hooked from behind on a breakaway by Sheldon Souray. Roloson made a right pad save on Toews.

Edmonton failed to score on a power play that began with 21 seconds left in regulation and spilled into overtime.








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    EDMONTON 2 2 0 0 (2) 5
    CHICAGO 2 1 1 0 (0) 4 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: EDM - (PP) DUSTIN PENNER 15 (DENIS GREBESHKOV, ALES HEMSKY)
    3:12
    CHI - DAVE BOLLAND 17 (BRENT SEABROOK, DUNCAN KEITH) 7:41
    EDM - ANDREW COGLIANO 17 (LIAM REDDOX, FERNANDO

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    EDMONTON 2 2 0 0 4
    CHICAGO 2 1 1 0 4 END OF OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: EDM - (PP) DUSTIN PENNER 15 (DENIS GREBESHKOV, ALES HEMSKY)
    3:12
    CHI - DAVE BOLLAND 17 (BRENT SEABROOK, DUNCAN KEITH) 7:41
    EDM - ANDREW COGLIANO 17 (LIAM REDDOX, FERNANDO PISANI

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    CHICAGO 2 1 1 4 GOING INTO OT
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    1ST PRD: EDM - (PP) DUSTIN PENNER 15 (DENIS GREBESHKOV, ALES HEMSKY)
    3:12
    CHI - DAVE BOLLAND 17 (BRENT SEABROOK, DUNCAN KEITH) 7:41
    EDM - ANDREW COGLIANO 17 (LIAM REDDOX, FERNANDO PISANI)
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    CHICAGO 2 1 3 END OF THE 2ND
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    1ST PRD: EDM - (PP) DUSTIN PENNER 15 (DENIS GREBESHKOV, ALES HEMSKY)
    3:12
    CHI - DAVE BOLLAND 17 (BRENT SEABROOK, DUNCAN KEITH) 7:41
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    10:07
    CHI - ADAM BURISH

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    EDMONTON 3
    CHICAGO 3
    2ND PRD: CHI - (PP) CAM BARKER 6 (DAVE BOLLAND, MARTIN HAVLAT) 17:31

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    3:12
    CHI - BRENT SEABROOK 7 (DUNCAN KEITH, MARTIN HAVLAT) 7:41
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    EDMONTON 2
    CHICAGO 1
    1ST PRD: EDM - ANDREW COGLIANO 17 (LIAM REDDOX, FERNANDO PISANI) 10:07

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    EDMONTON 1
    CHICAGO 1
    1ST PRD: CHI - BRENT SEABROOK 7 (DUNCAN KEITH, ANDREW LADD) 7:41

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    1ST PRD: EDM - (PP) DUSTIN PENNER 15 (DENIS GREBESHKOV, ALES HEMSKY)
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