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Oilers aim for fourth straight victory

Dec 10, 2006 - 3:49 PM
Edmonton (16-10-2) at Chicago (10-12-5) 7:00 pm EST

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The Edmonton Oilers go for their fourth straight victory when they travel to Chicago for a battle with the Blackhawks on Sunday.

The Oilers, who have outscored their opponents, 9-1, during their streak, come of a 2-0 win over the Dallas Stars on Friday.

It was a great defensive effort by the Oilers, who held Dallas to only 22 shots while Dwayne Roloson recorded his 21st career shutout. It was the second straight shutout for Roloson, who turned aside 36 Vancouver shots in a 4-0 defeat of the Canucks on Monday.

In between Roloson's shutouts, backup netminder Jussi Markkanen stopped 24 shots in a 3-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday in a Stanley Cup Finals rematch. Marc-Andre Bergeron scored a power-play goal in the first while Raffi Torres scored early in the second period to provide all the offense Edmonton would need.

The Blackhawks lost their third straight game, all in overtime, when they dropped a 5-4 contest to the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.

The loss spoiled a great effort from Martin Havlat, who had two goals and an assists. Trailing 4-2, the Blackhawks tied the game, 4-4, on goals from Jeff Hamilton and Brent Seabrook just 25 seconds apart.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 0 1 0 1
    CHICAGO 2 0 2 4 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CHI - TUOMO RUUTU 7 (LASSE KUKKONEN, BRYAN SMOLINSKI) 8:26
    CHI - BRYAN SMOLINSKI 6 (MARTIN HAVLAT, JIM VANDERMEER)
    13:11
    2ND PRD: EDM - (PS) JARRET STOLL 7 4:34
    3RD PRD: CHI - MARTIN HAVLAT 10 (UNASSISTED) 4:23
    CHI -

    Dec 10 9:36 PM


  • NHL
    EDMONTON 1
    CHICAGO 4
    3RD PRD: CHI - (EN) DENIS ARKHIPOV 2 (UNASSISTED) 19:55

    Oilers vs. BlackhawksDec 10 9:35 PM


  • NHL
    EDMONTON 1
    CHICAGO 3
    3RD PRD: CHI - MARTIN HAVLAT 10 (UNASSISTED) 4:23

    Oilers vs. BlackhawksDec 10 9:07 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 0 1 1
    CHICAGO 2 0 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CHI - TUOMO RUUTU 7 (LASSE KUKKONEN, BRYAN SMOLINSKI) 8:26
    CHI - BRYAN SMOLINSKI 6 (MARTIN HAVLAT, JIM VANDERMEER)
    13:11
    2ND PRD: EDM - (PS) JARRET STOLL 7 4:34
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL

    Dec 10 8:44 PM


  • NHL
    EDMONTON 1
    CHICAGO 2
    2ND PRD: EDM - (PS) JARRET STOLL 7 4:34

    Oilers vs. BlackhawksDec 10 8:13 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 0 0
    CHICAGO 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CHI - TUOMO RUUTU 7 (LASSE KUKKONEN, BRYAN SMOLINSKI) 8:26
    CHI - BRYAN SMOLINSKI 6 (MARTIN HAVLAT, JIM VANDERMEER)
    13:11
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDM 5

    Dec 10 7:47 PM


  • NHL
    EDMONTON 0
    CHICAGO 2
    1ST PRD: CHI - BRYAN SMOLINSKI 6 (MARTIN HAVLAT) 13:11

    Oilers vs. BlackhawksDec 10 7:35 PM


  • NHL
    EDMONTON 0
    CHICAGO 1
    1ST PRD: CHI - TUOMO RUUTU 7 (LASSE KUKKONEN, BRYAN SMOLINSKI) 8:26

    Oilers vs. BlackhawksDec 10 7:22 PM