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2009-04-08 00:34:29

The Los Angeles Kings got goals from Alexander Frolov and Wayne Simmonds Tuesday in a 2-1 win over Edmonton that eliminated the Oilers from playoff contention. The Oilers missed the playoffs for the third consecutive season as they lost for the fourth time in their last five games while St. Louis beat Phoenix 5-1. Fernando Pisani scored the lone Edmonton goal, while Dwayne Roloson made 27 saves. Jonathan Quick made 38 saves for Los Angeles after being staked to a 2-0 lead early in the first...

2009-04-05 00:50:00

Sam Gagner had a goal and two assists anad the Edmonton Oilers survived a wild six-goal third period Saturday to get a 5-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Both clubs scored three times in the third after Edmonton held a 2-0 advantage through 40 minutes. Sheldon Souray had a goal and an assist for Edmonton and his power-play goal at 14:49 of the third was the eventual game-winner. Dwayne Roloson made 43 saves on 46 shots for the Oilers, who have won five of their last six games, but are...

2009-03-22 17:24:45

Minnesota's Niklas Backstrom racked up his seventh shutout of the season Sunday, turning back 31 Edmonton shots in a 3-0 Wild victory over the Oilers. The win moved Minnesota to within a point of idle Nashville for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with 10 games to play. Owen Nolan scored two goals and Stephane Veilleux got the third in the Wild's second win in three games following a four-game losing streak. Dwayne Roloson stopped 36 shots for Edmonton, which had...

2009-03-20 23:06:33

Patrick O'Sullivan and Ales Kotalik scored the only goals of the shootout Friday, giving the Edmonton Oilers a 5-4 victory over Chicago. The Blackhawks are mired in a season-long, five-game losing streak and have dropped seven of their last eight. Dwayne Roloson made 39 saves during regulation and overtime and was perfect in the shootout to earn his 24th win of the season. He has been victorious in two straight games after losing three in a row -- all in overtime. Chicago never led in the...

2009-03-19 23:06:00

Sam Gagner put together a hat trick as part of an offensive display Thursday that carried the Edmonton Oilers to an 8-1 blasting of Colorado. In a bizarre game, the Oilers scored on half their shots. Colorado's Peter Budaj was left in the contest the entire way despite giving up the eight goals on just 16 shots. Edmonton already had a 3-1 lead when Gagner scored his first goal with 4:21 to go in the second period. He came through on the power play with 7:29 to go in the third and then...

2009-03-18 00:42:46

Dwayne Roloson made 30 saves and Ales Kotalik secured Edmonton's 2-1 win over St. Louis Tuesday by scoring the only goal in an overtime shootout. Sheldon Souray had put the Oilers up 1-0 with a power-play goal midway through the first period and David Backes tallied with the man-advantage in the second period for the Blues. Neither side could break through in the third period or overtime session that led to the shootout. Chris Mason made 33 saves in the loss. Vancouver broke a three-game...

2009-03-15 01:03:36

John-Michael Liles's goal 42 seconds into overtime Saturday night boosted the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 win over Edmonton. Liles also had two assists -- both on power-play goals by Darcy Tucker and Paul Stastny -- and Peter Budaj stopped 18 shots for Colorado, which has won three of its last four games following a six-game losing streak. Robert Nilsson and Sheldon Souray scored for the Oilers, who lost their third straight overtime decision. Dwayne Roloson let in three goals on 30 shots for...

2009-03-13 00:06:54

Marty Reasoner's goal, coming with 49.3 seconds left in overtime Thursday night, gave the Atlanta Thrashers a 4-3 victory over Edmonton. The Thrashers won their fourth straight game, with Zach Bogosian, Bryan Little and Jim Slater also scoring. Johan Hedberg made 29 saves to get the win. Bogosian lifted Atlanta into a 3-3 tie in the second period by putting a one-timer past Dwayne Roloson. Bogosian's shot came off a feed from Tobias Enstrom. The overtime goal came on a partial breakaway and...

2009-03-10 22:33:12

Saku Koivu got his second goal of the game 1:40 into overtime Tuesday to give the Montreal Canadians a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers. Mathieu Schneider took a shot from the point and Koivu tipped it in from the slot for the game-winner. Alex Tanguay and Glen Metropolit also scored for the Canadiens, who were coached by General Manager Bob Gainey after Guy Carbonneau was fired Monday. Carey Price stopped 29 shots for the win. Andrew Cogliano, Sheldon Souray and Sam Gagner scored for the...

2009-03-07 21:43:38

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 Oilers got second-period goals by Ales Hemsky (unassisted) and Fernando Pisani. The win gave the Oilers a split of their last four outings and allowed them to snap a three-game losing streak to the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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