NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Anaheim
(Monday, October 10th)
Final Score: Edmonton 4, Anaheim 2
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Raffi Torres scored two goals to rally the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-2 victory over the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim at Arrowhead Pond.
Radek Dvorak added a goal and Chris Pronger chipped in two assists, his first two points as an Oiler, for Edmonton, which has won its first three games to open the season.
Jussi Markkanen made 31 saves in the win.
Teemu Selanne and Corey Perry scored for Anaheim, which lost for the first time this season in regulation. Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 28-of-31 shots for the Ducks, who were playing their home opener and fell to 1-1-1 overall.
Down 2-0, Edmonton would rally to score four straight goals, the first three coming on the power play, en route to the win.
The Oilers would cut their deficit to one just 1:13 into the second period on Torres' power-play goal, a deflection off of Jarret Stoll's shot from the left circle. Stoll finished with two assists in the game.
Edmonton would then tie it on the power play at 13:22 after Marty Reasoner found the back of the net with a rebound goal.
The Oilers completed the comeback on their third power play goal in the game when Dvorak put a rebound shot into the top left corner of the net at the 8:20 mark in the third period.
Edmonton finished 3-of-8 with the man advantage while Anaheim failed to connect on seven tries.
Torres added an empty net goal with 33 seconds remaining to seal the win.
Anaheim took a 1-0 lead on Selanne's first period goal at the 6:36 mark. Selanne received a pass from Andy McDonald at the blue line and fired a shot that deflected off a skate and into the net.
Corey Perry's first career goal staked Anaheim to a 2-0 lead it would not hold. Markkanen stopped Jason Marshall's shot from the point and tried to steer the puck away. However, the puck went right to Perry, who flipped the puck into the open net.
Torres now has four goals on the season...Shawn Horcoff's assist on Reasoner's goal gave him five points (three goals, two assists) in Edmonton's first three games...Dvorak now has four points this year...Selanne has three points in Anaheim's first three games...The teams combined for 15 penalties.
10/11 07:43:49 ET