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Roloson, Oilers aim to extend winning streak

Nov 24, 2006 - 4:07 PM Chicago (7-11-2) at Edmonton (12-8-1) 9:00 pm EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) -- Dwayne Roloson is proving that his stellar play in the 2006 postseason was not a fluke.

Roloson aims for another outstanding performance Friday when the Edmonton Oilers host the Chicago Blackhawks in search of their fifth straight win.

A journeyman goaltender, Roloson was dealt to the Oilers at last season's trade deadline after struggling throughout the campaign with the Minnesota Wild. The change of scenery seemed to rejuvenate the 37-year-old netminder, who spearheaded Edmonton's improbable charge to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Roloson has picked up right where he left off this season, going 11-6-1 with a .924 save percentage. He has been brilliant in winning his last five starts, posting a 1.58 goals-against average and a .948 save percentage.

Roloson made 23 saves Tuesday in Edmonton's 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames.

Petr Sykora scored both goals for the Oilers, who have yielded a total of just seven goals during their season-high four-game winning streak.

Chicago hopes to rebound from Wednesday's 4-1 loss at Calgary.

Tuomo Ruutu scored the lone goal for the Blackhawks, who have dropped three of their last four.

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