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Dubnyk shuts the door, Oilers win 3-0

Ryan Dittrick  - edmontonoilers.com | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:49 AM

Second period goals by Shawn Horcoff, Linus Omark and Jordan Eberle put the Oilers ahead, but 30 saves by Devan Dubnyk helped propel the Edmonton Oilers to a 3-0 shutout victory over the rival Calgary Flames Sunday night at Scotiabank Saddledome.


Calgary was awarded the game's first power-play when the Oilers were assessed a bench minor for too many men at 4:00. Strong 'tending by starter Devan Dubnyk, combined with three blocked shots by his teammates kept the game scoreless early on.

When the period's midway point passed, Calgary held a 6-1 shot advantage. Flames netminder Henrik Karlsson made a sensational glove snatch, denying Gilbert Brule on the visitors' only attempt.

With 4:41 on the clock, the Flames' push continued, causing Oilers rearguard Corey Potter to take a hooking penalty. Calgary's 0-1 man-advantage went back to work.

But only 19 seconds into the power-play, a penalty on David Moss brought the teams back on even terms.

The opening period came to a close with the team's locked in a 0-0 score, but the Flames controlled the shot count with an 8-6 edge.


Dubnyk stopped his ninth and 10th pucks in emphatic fashion, turning away Jay Bouwmeester and Curtis Glencross with two dazzling denials only a minute into the period.

At 4:08, Linus Omark helped choreograph the icebreaker. Following a dump-in, the 24-year-old winger kicked the puck between his legs toward the net, allowing the Oilers' captain to pounce and slide the puck past Karlsson for the 1-0 tally.

Moments later, Edmonton back went on the penalty kill when Theo Peckham was charged for holding the stick. That opportunity passed without incident, and the Oilers continued to lead 1-0 near the second's seven-minute mark.

Calgary got another opportunity to equal the score when Ladislav Smid was penalized for hooking at 9:13. With 53 seconds remaining in the chance, during a stoppage in play, Miikka Kiprusoff replaced Karlsson in Calgary's net; at the other end, Dubnyk stayed in, preserving his club's 1-0 lead.

With 7:00 on the clock, the power-play tables turned. Calgary's Matt Stajan was called for holding, putting the Oilers on their second man-advantage opportunity. 55 seconds into the chance, Edmonton went up 2-0 on a well-orchestrated set-up. Taylor Fedun dished to Jordan Eberle, who passed to Omark at the goal-mouth, snapping a quick wrister into the wide-open cage.

A bevvy of late-period penalties put the Oilers back on an abbreviated power-play, and the visitors made good once more. Fedun slid a well-timed pass to Eberle in the slot, who scored bar-in with a rapidly released snapshot at 18:48.


The Oilers were presented with two power-plays in the opening 10 minutes, but no further damage was done on the scoreboard; but they did, however, close to within four attempts on the shot clock, in a 26-22 Flames edge.

At 13:17, Brule was sent to the box, providing Calgary with another power-play opportunity. Due to some acrobatic heroics by Dubnyk, Jay Bouwmeester, Paul Byron and Tom Kostopoulos were all denied by the sophomore netminder.

Dubnyk put a stamp on his shutout bid, turning aside several Flames shooters in the remaining minutes. No. 40 concluded the evening with 30 saves as Edmonton won 3-0 at the Saddledome.

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Scoring Summary
1st Period
2nd Period
04:08EDM Shawn Horcoff (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Linus Omark (1), Magnus Paajarvi (1) 1 - 0 EDM
13:55EDM PPG - Linus Omark (1) Snap shot - ASST: Jordan Eberle (1), Taylor Fedun (1) 2 - 0 EDM
18:48EDM PPG - Jordan Eberle (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Taylor Fedun (2), Corey Potter (1) 3 - 0 EDM
3rd Period
Penalty Summary
1st Period
04:00EDM Darcy Hordichuk  Too many men/ice - bench  - 2 min
15:19EDM Corey Potter  Hooking  - 2 min against  Lance Bouma
15:39CGY David Moss  Interference on goalkeeper  - 2 min against  Devan Dubnyk
2nd Period
04:36EDM Theo Peckham  Holding the stick  - 2 min against  Tom Kostopoulos
09:13EDM Ladislav Smid  Hooking  - 2 min against  Alex Tanguay
13:00CGY Matt Stajan  Holding  - 2 min against  Darcy Hordichuk
15:41CGY Sven Baertschi  Hooking  - 2 min against  Ladislav Smid
16:13EDM Shawn Horcoff  Interference on goalkeeper  - 2 min against  Miikka Kiprusoff
17:34CGY Olli Jokinen  Tripping  - 2 min against  Corey Potter
3rd Period
00:40CGY Curtis Glencross  Hooking  - 2 min against  Corey Potter
09:08CGY Chris Butler  Tripping  - 2 min against  Jordan Eberle
10:33EDM Gilbert Brule  Holding  - 2 min against  Jordan Henry
13:17EDM Gilbert Brule  Interference  - 2 min against  Carter Bancks
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays2/60/6
Faceoff Wins2028
Blocked Shots1312
Penalty Minutes1412
5L. SmidD0000221:11
10S. HorcoffC1012217:49
13C. BarkerD0010017:54
14J. EberleR1103016:08
16D. HordichukL000108:49
23L. OmarkL1112013:38
24T. PeckhamD0001216:49
37L. PetrellL0000011:42
42R. O'MarraC0001015:08
44C. PotterD0102224:19
48A. PlanteD0000018:49
51P. CornetL0001012:07
54C. VandeVeldeC0001014:42
56T. HartikainenC0002014:50
67G. BruleC0001413:15
70C. HamiltonL0001014:58
81T. FedunD0214020:41
91M. PaajarviL0112013:13
30O. Roy00.0000:00
40D. Dubnyk30301.00059:58
4J. BouwmeesterD00-13027:23
7T. BrodieD0000014:57
13O. JokinenC00-14218:49
16T. KostopoulosR00-11015:45
18M. StajanC0002210:57
20C. GlencrossL00-12216:30
25D. MossR0000214:00
26G. DesbiensR0002010:24
27D. SmithD0001017:32
32P. ByronL0002014:26
33A. BabchukD0003019:02
40A. TanguayL0000018:40
42J. HenryD0000015:28
44C. ButlerD00-12221:55
46C. BancksL000309:16
47S. BaertschiL0002215:31
51R. HorakC0002016:11
57L. BoumaC0001013:05
34M. Kiprusoff1012.83329:39
35H. Karlsson1112.91730:21