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Under the Scope: Oilers vs. Ducks

by Kristi Hennessy / Edmonton Oilers

At about the 11 minute mark in the third period, tempers really began to flare and it all started with former Duck Ryan Whitney slashing Troy Bodie and getting two minutes. Taylor Chorney then took a slashing minor 1:13 seonds later putting the Ducks on a five-on-three which resulted in a Corey Perry goal 17 seconds in. Perry scored again to widen the gap to 3-1 just 1:35 seconds later while still on the powerplay.

600 Teemu Selanne hit the 600 goal mark on Sunday placing him in 18th in NHL all-time goals. One behind Jari Kurri.
139 Ducks total man games lost to injury this season.
31 Bobby Ryan is ranked 2nd in the NHL in goals this year by a US born player with 31 goals.
21 Teemu Selanne has 21 hat tricks in his career, 12 of them were in a Ducks uniform.
1st Star
Corey Perry
G A P +/- Shots
2 0 2 E 5
2nd Star
Teemu Selanne
G A P +/- Shots
0 2 2 E 7
3rd Star
Jeff Deslauriers
40 37 3 58:08 .925

Curtis McElhinney
36 34 2 59:56 .944

Jeff Deslauriers
40 37 3 58:08 .925

Brule's 16th goal of the season and 36th point came at 5:52 into the second frame. He raced down the ice where he took a nice feed from Tom Gilbert. He positioned himself at the top of the circle and fired a hard slap shot right over the shoulder of Curtis McElhinney to tie the game 1-1.

Gilbert Brule was one of the most impressive forwards on the ice tonight. He came out with energy, speed and an intense desire to score a goal for his team. Brule picked up the first goal for the Oilers that tied the game at one a piece. Brule fired a hard slap shot from the top of the circle that flew right over the shoulder of Ducks netminder. He had five shots on net tonight and improved his record to 16 goals and 36 points and was a +1 on the game.

The Ducks extended their win streak at Rexcall Place to six straight with the win tonight. The club has not lost in Edmonton since November 30, 2007. (5-1 Oilers)

"I have a lot of good friends over there [in Anaheim] so it would've been nice to have bragging rights but we didn't play good enough to win. We had a better third but we gave up two goals to lose."
-Ryan Whitney comments on losing to his former team.
"That was definitely disappointing because we've played some pretty good hockey at home and that was definitely a winnable game in our minds."
-Patrick O'Sullivan on the upsetting loss to the Ducks.

Sunday, March 28 vs Anaheim
  4:00 PM MT (SNET-W) (630 CHED)

The Oilers head back on the road for a four-game road trip kicking off in St. Louis on Sunday, March 28 vs. the Blues. The game starts at 4:00pm MDT and will be broadcast on Sportsnet West.

Author: Kristi Hennessy |

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