Latest 2005–06 Edmonton Oilers season Stories
Dwayne Roloson stopped 39-of-40 shots Saturday night, helping the Edmonton Oilers record a 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. After a 1-0 first period deficit, Edmonton got two goals from Kyle Brodziak, one unassisted in the second period and the other (empty net) at 19:32 of the third.
The weekly NHL Three Stars honors went to LA Kings wing Dustin Brown, Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward and Edmonton Oilers wing Ales Hemsky Monday. In the week ending Sunday, Brown scored game-winning goals in consecutive road wins over Minnesota and Colorado, helping push Los Angeles within six points of the Western Conference's final playoff seed.
Andrew Cogliano had the game-winning goal and the Edmonton Oilers erased a 2-0 lead with three unanswered goals Monday night to beat the New York Islanders 3-2. The Islanders got first-period goals from Kyle Okposo (unassisted) and Blake Comeau (power-play), but the Oilers scored twice in the second period to tie it up.
Craig Anderson earned his third shutout of the season with a 41-save performance Thursday, giving the Florida Panthers a 2-0 win over Edmonton. It was Florida's first victory over the Oilers in seven seasons and the Panthers' first triumph in Edmonton in almost 13 years. Stephen Weiss scored a power-play goal with 5:04 to play in the second period and it remained a 1-0 game until Radek Dvorak produced an empty-netter with .07 of a second to play.
Mike Modano's goal on a power play with 2:21 to play Sunday lifted the Dallas Stars to a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers. Modano got assists from Brad Richards and Loui Eriksson on his game-winner and also recorded an assist of his own.
By Scott Pattison EDMONTON, Alberta (Reuters) - The Edmonton Oilers traded blue chip defenceman Chris Pronger to the Anaheim Ducks Monday, for rising offensive star Joffrey Lupul, prospect defenseman Ladislav Smid and a stockpile of draft picks.
EDMONTON, Alberta (Reuters) - Backup netminder Jussi Markkanen made 12 saves for the shutout as the Edmonton Oilers silenced the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 on Saturday, sending the Stanley Cup final to a winner-take-all seventh game.
By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - A Stanley Cup final between the Edmonton Oilers and Carolina Hurricanes may not be the matchup the NHL hoped for to cap off the league's season.
By Joseph D'Hippolito ANAHEIM, California (Reuters) - The Edmonton Oilers will play for the Stanley Cup for the first time in 16 years after a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Mighty Ducks sealed the Western Conference title.
ANAHEIM, California (Reuters) - The Edmonton Oilers will make their first appearance in the Stanley Cup finals since 1990 after defeating the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 2-1 on Saturday to win the Western Conference final.
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