EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) _ Jarret Stoll got the break he needed to give the
Edmonton Oilers an extra point.
Stoll scored 36 seconds into overtime in the Oilers' 2-1 victory over the
Anaheim Mighty Ducks on Monday night.
Martin Gerber stopped Igor Ulanov's point shot, but Stoll converted the
rebound for his seventh goal of the season.
``I just whacked at it and got a little lucky,'' Stoll said. ``I knew Ullie
had the puck and he usually gets it through the defense. I know I'm not going
to score many fancy goals. I just crashed the net and was happy to get it.''
Ethan Moreau added a first-period goal for the Oilers, 1-4-1-0 in their last
six games. Edmonton is 3-0 against Anaheim this season, and has won 10 straight
at home against the Mighty Ducks.
``It was a sharp game for both teams and it took a break for us in overtime
to get the win. But we're still a number of wins from feeling any good about
Joffrey Lupul scored for Anaheim, which has gone to overtime in four of its
last six contests.
``We played pretty well defensively,'' Gerber said, ``but we didn't get the
bounces, the chances. In overtime, it's a question of a team getting an
Moreau opened the scoring early in the first period, and Lupul, an Edmonton
native, tied it with 5:07 left in the period.
Ty Conklin stopped 19 shots for the Oilers, and Gerber made 26 saves.
Gerber slid across the crease and got his chest in front of Stoll's
point-blank shot late in the first, then stopped Adam Oates and Ales Hemsky
from short range on a power play in the second.
Conklin stopped Petr Sykora's slap shot from the slot on an Anaheim power
play early in the second, then blocked a pair of backhand attempts by Andy
McDonald on another power play.
``He really had a great sequence of saves in the second period when they
were on the power play,'' Oilers coach Craig MacTavish said about Conklin. ``He
kept the game 1-1 and we capitalized on that.''