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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 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYI 63 41 20 2 202 174 84
3 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 61 30 22 9 161 160 69
9 FLA 62 27 22 13 150 175 67
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 62 25 27 10 139 164 60
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 60 23 30 7 137 159 53
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 62 22 15 -8 37
J. Huberdeau 59 9 24 2 33
A. Ekblad 62 9 23 8 32
J. Jokinen 61 6 28 -1 34
B. Boyes 60 10 21 8 31
J. Hayes 53 17 10 -5 27
A. Barkov 51 9 12 -6 21
T. Fleischmann 52 7 14 12 21
B. Campbell 62 3 19 3 22
D. Bolland 37 3 13 2 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 22 16 11 .921 2.38
A. Montoya 4 6 2 .893 2.98
 
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