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Under the Scope: Ducks vs. Oilers

An in-depth look at the Oilers' 3-0 shutout loss to the Ducks

Tuesday, 23.04.2013 / 12:45 AM / Cenovus Game Story
By Ryan Frankson  - edmontonoilers.com
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Under the Scope: Ducks vs. Oilers


Viktor Fasth made 24 saves while Corey Perry had a two-point night as the Oilers were shut out 3-0 by the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night at Rexall Place. Nikolai Khabibulin turned aside 25 shots between the Edmonton pipes but it wasn't enough as the Oil dropped their second straight game and fell to 1-8-0 in their last nine outings.

Take a closer look at the game as we go Under The Scope:


The Ducks dominated the game from start to finish, opening the scoring 6:13 into the first period as Ryan Getzlaf corralled a loose puck and beat Khabibulin on the power play for his team-leading 47th point of the season.


119 Consecutive minutes of shutout hockey for the Ducks during back-to-back games in Edmonton, with the lone Oilers goal by Taylor Hall coming 60 seconds into last night's affair
8 Blocked shots by Anaheim blueliner Toni Lydman
3 Goals in two games against the Oilers this season for Radek Dvorak, as he scored again versus his former team
60 Percent success rate for Eric Belanger in his return to the Oilers lineup
4 Hits delivered by Mike Brown


Viktor Fasth
SA SV GA TOI SV%
24 24 0 59:48 1.000


Corey Perry
G A PTS PIM +/-
0 2 2 0 +1



Ryan Getzlaf
G A PTS PIM +/-
1 0 1 0 +1


 
DUCKS
Viktor Fasth
SA SV GA TOI SV%
24 24 0 59:48 1.000

 

OILERS
Nikolai Khabibulin
SA SV GA TOI SV%
25 28 3 60:00 0.893



 
DUCKS
Francois Beauchemin - D

22:35 - 1 PTS, E rating

OILERS
Taylor Hall - F

22:06 - 0 PTS, -1 rating

Sami Vatanen gave the Ducks their third goal of the night 3:55 into the third period as he wound up and scorched a slap shot from the point through traffic, finding the top shelf on Khabibulin's glove side for his second of the year.

Viktor Fasth stopped every Oilers shot that came at him on Monday, making 24 saves to record his fourth shutout of the season.


Sam Gagner was debatably the Oilers best player during Monday's game, finishing second on the team in ice time at 21:47, winning 12 of his 21 faceoffs and registering three shots on goal.


The Ducks have now won 11 consecutive games at Rexall Place with Edmonton's last home win over Anaheim coming on November 30, 2007, when the So-Cal squad was the defending Stanley Cup champion.


"We saw an 'A' game from Anaheim and we couldn't match it. We couldn't rise up to their level tonight."

– Oilers Head Coach Ralph Krueger




Wednesday, April 24 vs Chicago 
7:30pm MT
(TSN / 630 CHED)

The Oilers play their second-last home game of the season when the Chicago Blackhawks come to town on Wednesday. Edmonton is 1-0-1 against Chicago this season and 4-0-1 in their last five meetings with the team from the Windy City. The Oilers are then off to Minnesota for a date with the Wild on Friday before returning home to finish the season on Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks.