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Oilers 2, Sharks 1, SO

Tuesday, 08.16.2011 / 5:48 AM

Associated Press

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Oilers 2, Sharks 1, SO
San Jose Sharks 1, Edmonton Oilers 2

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Ryan Smyth made the most of his one shot.

Smyth and Ales Hemsky scored shootout goals Monday night, lifting the Edmonton Oilers to a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks.

"You never critique a win, but there is no question we can get better," said Smyth, who didn't register a shot in 22 minutes, 20 seconds of real play. "It was a scrambling game."

Oilers rookie Mike Morrison stopped 21 shots and then turned aside Niko Dimitrakos, who shot wide of the net, and Jonathan Cheechoo in the shootout. Only Marco Sturm got a shot past him in the tiebreaker as the Sharks lost their sixth straight game, two in a row by shootout.

Morrison, 2-0 this season in four games, also looked solid in making a post-to-post save off defenseman Jim Fahey's second-period one-timer. The Oilers improved to 2-0 in games decided by shootout.

"They are kind of a grinding, fast in-the-corners, throw-it-to-the-net type of team," Morrison said. "That's two games, and I hope I get another opportunity."

To hear Oilers coach Craig MacTavish talk, he just might.

"He's making it easy to play him again," MacTavish said. "We'll just see how far he can take us."

Patrick Marleau scored on a second-period power play for San Jose with Oilers center Mike Peca off for holding.

San Jose (8-8-4) is on its longest losing streak since a seven-game skid from Dec. 26, 1995-Jan. 10, 1996. Three of the losses in this run were by shootout.

"We have outplayed a lot of teams, just not buried chances," Sharks forward Scott Thornton said. "It's got to be just a matter of time."

Marty Reasoner tied it for the Oilers late in the second period. Edmonton outshot the Sharks 10-3 in a scoreless first.

"It was not a game you're going to put a frame around," MacTavish said. "But it's nice to come out of it with two points."

Evgeni Nabokov made 20 saves for the Sharks but dropped to 0-4 since returning from a shoulder injury.

"There wasn't much flow, but I was happy with our play defensively," San Jose coach Ron Wilson said.

Notes: All of Edmonton's 22 division, conference and Stanley Cup championship banners were replaced in a pregame ceremony. ... Peca, who hasn't scored in 18 games, had an open shot in the second period but defenseman Rob Davison got his stick in the way to prevent what appeared to be a certain goal. ... Edmonton's run of eight consecutive sellouts ended.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
06:07
SJS
PPG - Patrick Marleau (9) Slapshot - ASST: Brad Stuart (9), Marco Sturm (8)
1 - 0 SJS
19:22
EDM
Marty Reasoner (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Fernando Pisani (3), Marc-Andre Bergeron (7)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDSJSEDMTOTAL
1N. Dimitrakos
R. Torres
0 - 0
2J. Cheechoo
A. Hemsky
0 - 1
3M. Sturm
R. Smyth
1 - 2
penalty summary
1st Period
02:44
EDM
Jarret Stoll  Hooking
06:10
SJS
Tom Preissing  Holding against  Fernando Pisani
08:49
SJS
Milan Michalek  Holding the stick against  Ethan Moreau
17:43
SJS
Scott Hannan  Hooking
2nd Period
05:39
EDM
Michael Peca  Hooking against  Marco Sturm
07:16
EDM
Todd Harvey  Slashing against  Alyn McCauley
09:46
EDM
Michael Morrison  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
11:43
EDM
Shawn Horcoff  Hooking against  Wayne Primeau
14:41
SJS
Scott Parker  Interference on goalkeeper against  Michael Morrison
17:16
SJS
Alyn McCauley  Hooking
3rd Period
01:10
EDM
Chris Pronger  Interference against  Patrick Marleau
OT Period
05:00
EDM
Ryan Smyth  Holding
goalie stats
Evgeni Nabokov
SA: 21TOI: 64:45
Saves: 20EV: 14 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .952SH: 0 - 0
Michael Morrison
SA: 22TOI: 64:55
Saves: 21EV: 17 - 17
PIM: 2PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .955SH: 0 - 0