Final
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Roloson, Oilers begin playoff push

Feb 11, 2007 - 2:56 PM
Atlanta (30-19-9) at Edmonton (27-24-4) 8:30 pm EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) -- The Edmonton Oilers are in ninth place in the Western Conference, and must get better goaltending from Dwayne Roloson if they want to qualify for the postseason.

The Oilers, eight points out of the final playoff spot, host the Atlanta Thrashers on Sunday.

Roloson was sharp in making 32 saves in a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday. The netminder, who backboned Edmonton's surprising run to the Stanley Cup Finals last spring, is still just 2-4-0 in his last six starts with 16 goals allowed.

Shawn Horcoff led the Oilers with a goal and an assist and Raffi Torres scored the other Edmonton goal.

The Thrashers come off a 3-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday. Jon Sim and Ilya Kovalchuk scored for Atlanta, which is 1-3-1 in its last five games.

Kari Lehtonen, who recorded a season-high 45 saves in a 6-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, made 30 saves. Lehtonen is 1-3-1 in his last five starts and has allowed 17 goals in that span.

Atlanta star right wing Marian Hossa was held to one shot in 22:40 of icetime. Hossa has 33 goals and is tied with Washington's Alex Ovechkin for the second-highest total in the NHL.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ATLANTA 1 0 0 1
    EDMONTON 1 3 1 5 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: ATL - ERIC BELANGER 9 (UNASSISTED) 5:15
    EDM - (PP) RYAN SMYTH 28 (SHAWN HORCOFF, PETR SYKORA) 9:40
    2ND PRD: EDM - MARC-ANDRE BERGERON 8 (ALES HEMSKY, PETR SYKORA) 7:33
    EDM - MARC-ANTOINE POULIOT 3 (ALES HEMSKY, MARTY

    Feb 11 11:09 PM


  • NHL
    ATLANTA 1
    EDMONTON 5
    3RD PRD: EDM - (PP) RAFFI TORRES 12 (MARC-ANTOINE POULIOT, JOFFREY
    LUPUL) 15:38

    Thrashers vs. OilersFeb 11 10:59 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ATLANTA 1 0 1
    EDMONTON 1 3 4 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: ATL - ERIC BELANGER 9 (UNASSISTED) 5:15
    EDM - (PP) RYAN SMYTH 28 (SHAWN HORCOFF, PETR SYKORA) 9:40
    2ND PRD: EDM - MARC-ANDRE BERGERON 8 (ALES HEMSKY, PETR SYKORA) 7:33
    EDM - MARC-ANTOINE POULIOT 3 (ALES H

    Feb 11 10:11 PM


  • NHL
    ATLANTA 1
    EDMONTON 4
    2ND PRD: EDM - JOFFREY LUPUL 15 (PETR SYKORA, MATT GREENE) 12:24

    Thrashers vs. OilersFeb 11 9:57 PM


  • NHL
    ATLANTA 1
    EDMONTON 3
    2ND PRD: EDM - MARC-ANTOINE POULIOT 3 (ALES HEMSKY, MARTY REASONER)
    11:10

    Thrashers vs. OilersFeb 11 9:55 PM


  • NHL
    ATLANTA 1
    EDMONTON 2
    2ND PRD: EDM - MARC-ANDRE BERGERON 8 (ALES HEMSKY, PETR SYKORA) 7:33

    Thrashers vs. OilersFeb 11 9:45 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ATLANTA 1 1
    EDMONTON 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: ATL - ERIC BELANGER 9 (UNASSISTED) 5:15
    EDM - (PP) RYAN SMYTH 28 (SHAWN HORCOFF, PETR SYKORA) 9:40
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ATL 7 7
    EDM 12

    Feb 11 9:14 PM


  • NHL
    ATLANTA 1
    EDMONTON 1
    1ST PRD: EDM - (PP) RYAN SMYTH 28 (SHAWN HORCOFF, TOBY PETERSEN) 9:40

    Thrashers vs. OilersFeb 11 8:56 PM


  • NHL
    ATLANTA 1
    EDMONTON 0
    1ST PRD: ATL - ERIC BELANGER 9 (UNASSISTED) 5:15

    Thrashers vs. OilersFeb 11 8:48 PM