NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Phoenix|
(Friday, April 4th)
Final Score: Edmonton 3, Phoenix 2 (SO)
Glendale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Sam Gagner netted the tying goal late in
regulation and the lone goal in the shootout, lifting Edmonton to a 3-2 win
over Phoenix on Friday.
Ben Scrivens was called to the bench for an extra skater with 1:29 on the
clock, and Gagner popped home a loose puck after Jordan Eberle stripped Thomas
Greiss behind the net with 40.4 showing.
"I thought we played well on this trip and it's nice to get rewarded there,"
Greiss was again helpless on the final chance in the fourth round of the
game's final segment, lured to the left post by Gagner's several quick stick
fakes before watching the puck slide past him at the right post.
Justin Schultz added an early score and Scrivens made 24 stops in regulation
for the Oilers, who put an end to a three-game losing skid.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson picked up a goal and one assist and Kyle Chipchura also
tallied for the Coyotes, while Greiss also made 24 saves. Despite the twist
ending, Phoenix picked up a valuable point to move one ahead of idle Dallas to
claim the final wild-card berth in the West.
"We let a point slip away," said Chipchura. "I thought we came out a little
Schultz gave the Oilers a lead heading to the first intermission with a marker
coming only 45 seconds before the end of the period.
Ekman-Larsson hit the high far side from the right circle on a power play to
tie the contest with 5:28 remaining in the second period.
Chipchura followed up an Ekman-Larsson miss and converted the rebound from the
left side to give the hosts s 2-1 advantage with 7:18 left in regulation.
The Oilers host Anaheim on Sunday ... Phoenix endured a scoreless string of
139 minutes, 13 seconds before Ekman-Larsson's marker ... Coyotes forward
Martin Hanzal suffered a lower-body injury early in the third period and did
not return to the contest.
04/05 02:59:05 ET