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Roloson shuts out Stars

Friday, 08.12.2006 / 9:10 PM / Edmonton Oilers
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Roloson shuts out Stars
Dallas threatened to score early in the game. After the Oilers managed to kill off a Stars power play, they continued to cycle the puck in the Edmonton zone.

Roloson kept the puck out on a scramble in front of the net but then lost his stick in the action. Play continued but Roloson was eventually able to smother the puck and keep the game tied 0-0.

Following that sequence of events, Edmonton went on a five-on-three power play. The second penalty was called when Darryl Sydor cleared the puck into the crowd from his own end.

Just as the first penalty was about to expire, Marc-Andre Bergeron took a pass from Petr Sykora and blasted it past Marty Turco to put his team ahead 1-0. Jarret Stoll got the other assist, though Horcoff initially set up the play from behind the Stars net.

Dallas had a power play late in the period with plenty of chances but time expired in the period just as the Stars were mounting pressure on Edmonton.

After one, shots on goal were 10-6 for the Oilers.

Early in the second, Raffi Torres scored to double the Edmonton lead to 2-0. Tjarnqvist corraled the puck at the left point before finding Torres in the high slot. The winger turned and wristed it five-hole past Turco.

Daniel's brother, Mathias had a great scoring chance midway through the second but was knocked down by Matt Greene just as he was cutting towards the net. The puck went into the corner and then was thrown back in front to Matthew Barnaby. Roloson dove in desperation to make the stop while Bergeron knocked the net off to ensure Dallas didn't score.

As a result of Bergeron's actions, he was also assessed a penalty and Dallas received a two minute five-on-three.

On the ensuing power play, the Stars controlled most of the play. The Oilers started scrambling after Jason Smith broke his stick, leaving Edmonton with two defenders with sticks. Smith was able to smother the puck in the slot and draw a whistle, however.

Despite all the pressure generated by Dallas over the two minutes, they did not generate a shot on goal during the five-on-three.

Back-to-back penalties to Jussi Jokinen and Trevor Daley put Edmonton up a man for four minutes straight late in the second but they were unable to get a shot on net.

After two, shots were 14-12 Dallas as the Stars outshot the Oilers 8-2 in the middle frame.

Nine minutes into the third, Pisani took a hooking penalty and gave the Stars another chance to chip into that two-goal Oilers lead but the league's top penalty-killing unit came up big again, denying Dallas even one shot on goal.

After the penalty expired, Trevor Daley rifled a shot from the left circle that was gloved by Roloson but that was as close as the Stars would come to scoring on this night.

NOTES: Bergeron's goal in the first period ended Turco's shutout streak at 154:19. It also ended the Stars' penalty kill streak at 17 straight... Dwayne Roloson's shutout streak is now 126:19. His career high is 148:33, set from March 7-18, 2002.
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