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Oliers Close Gap with 2-1 Win Over 'Canes

Sunday, 06.11.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Oliers Close Gap with 2-1 Win Over \'Canes

EDMONTON -- With the ice crumbling under their skates after two losses in Raleigh, the Edmonton Oilers moved back on to safer ground Saturday night at a frenzied Rexall Place, earning a 2-1 win that closed the Carolina Hurricanes' lead in the Stanley Cup Final to 2-1.

Ryan Smyth and Jussi Markkanen were the heroes for the Oilers, with Smyth's goal at 17:45 of the third period breaking a 1-1 tie and Markkanen stopping 24 of 25 shots to nail down his first victory of the 2006 postseason.

"I felt fine in Carolina and just tried to carry on that feeling to this game," Markkanen said. "I felt really good out there and obviously you can see that we came to play right away from the first minute. It helps a lot for our goaltending, too, when we play good.

"I felt fine and saw the puck really well," Markkanen continued. "The 'D' blocked a lot of shots, especially in the end and that helps. But I got to give a lot of credit to our forwards for coming back and help(ing) because Carolina's forwards are really skillful and if they get a lot of room, they can capitalize on their chances."

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 49 14 32 3 92 174 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 46 16 13 -1 29
A. Ekblad 46 7 21 6 28
J. Huberdeau 43 9 17 1 26
J. Jokinen 45 4 21 -3 25
B. Boyes 44 10 12 2 22
J. Hayes 38 13 7 1 20
S. Bergenheim 35 8 9 2 17
A. Barkov 35 5 10 -5 15
B. Campbell 46 3 11 -1 14
D. Kulikov 41 1 13 -3 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 18 11 8 .920 2.42
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .891 2.96
 
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