ANA
34-36-12
EDM
32-40-10
OT
17 SOG
26 SOG

Oilers' home schedule ends in 3-2 OT loss to Ducks

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

Jordan Eberle tied it up with only 6:12 to play, but Ryan Getzlaf ended the Oilers' overtime hopes 1:12 into the extra period, potting the winner on a breakaway and sending the hometown crowd home with an OT loss to conclude the 2011-12 campaign at Rexall Place.

FIRST PERIOD

The Oilers got off to a quick start, peppering ex-Oiler Jeff Deslauriers with a pair of shots from the crease in the opening 16 seconds; Teemu Hartikainen and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each got a whack, but the puck stayed out.

Near the period's four-minute mark and with the Ducks still not having recorded a shot, Bobby Ryan was sprung on a breakaway when Teemu Selanne caught Nick Schultz napping at the offensive blueline. As Ryan crossed the Oilers line and looked to be in free, Devan Dubnyk came out to challenge the attempt -- smothering the escaping puck as the Duck's reach wasn't enough. Within seconds, Ryan Whitney came to his goalie's defence, clearing the biscuit out of harm's way.

As the 10-minute mark approached, The Kid Line connected once more for a quality scoring chance. Jordan Eberle fed Nugent-Hopkins with a heads-up, no-look and behind-the-back pass at the blue that sent No. 93 in goal. Deslauriers made the save, but the Oilers extended to a 7-1 shot advantage in the process.

With 8:58 on the clock, the Oilers were granted a partial 3-on-1 opportunity. Sam Gagner delivered a perfect pass to Eric Belanger on his natural side for the one-timer, but his one-touch shot missed the mark on the opposite side.

Teemu Hartikainen was charged with slashing Corey Perry with 6:49 to play, putting the Ducks' 16.6-percent power-play to work. The Oilers were able to kill it off without surrendering a single shot, however.

Before long, another odd-man rush came the Oilers' way. This time it was Ales Hemsky playing the role of distributor as Gagner awaited a pass. No. 83 held onto it, though, but his toe-drag was broken up by the sliding effort of Toni Lydman in the high slot.

The chances kept coming. On the ensuing faceoff, Eric Belanger delivered a pass to Shawn Horcoff at the doorstep. All alone, the captain wasted no time in releasing a shot, but Deslauriers stood tall in preserving the 0-0 score on the Oilers' 11th shot.

With 20 minutes in the books, the score remained in a 0-0 tie as the home side held a commanding 11-2 advantage in shots.

SECOND PERIOD

3:45 into the period, Darcy Hordichuk pelted ex-Oiler Lubomir Visnovsky with a vicious (but clean) check along the boards in the Oilers end. George Parros stepped in to defend, but it cost him a roughing minor as the orange and blue were put on the power-play.

The Oilers were only able to generate two shots -- and only one was of the dangerous variety.

With 11:52 to play, the game got the spark it needed. It wasn't a goal, but it was good enough. Darcy Hordichuk and George Parros dropped the mitts in a quick, but spirited heavyweight tilt. No. 16 landed a glancing blow to Parros' right eye (and another square on the chin), earning him the decision as the sold-out Rexall Place crowd rose to its feet.

And it worked. At 10:21, the Oilers notched the icebreaker. Off the rush, Ryan Jones centered a beautiful backhand pass to Jeff Petry in the slot; his connection caught iron, but Sam Gagner raced in to deposit the rebound past a sprawling Deslauriers to make it 1-0.

The ending was the ideal outcome, too, as Gagner started it all with a 90-foot lob pass to spring Jones in the first place.

The Ducks weren't generating much in the middle period, but they made one count with 2:55 to play. On their eighth shot with 2:55 on the clock, ex-Oiler (there's a lot of them) darted down his off-wing and snapped a wrister past Dubnyk to square the score at one.

36 seconds and two shots later, it became a 2-1 Ducks lead. Off a faceoff, Devante Smith-Pelly bulled his way to the net, beating his man and putting a shot on goal. Dubnyk made the initial stop, but the home side's casual defence allowed Bobby Ryan to sneak in and pot the rebound.

Through 40 minutes, the Oilers trailed 2-1 despite holding an 18-13 edge in shots.

THIRD PERIOD

The Oilers could only generate two shots -- the Ducks didn't get any, mind you -- before the period's first TV timeout, but they were buzzing and holding a decided territorial advantage as they searched for the equalizer.

It took a while, but the Oilers made good. Nugent-Hopkins beat Cam Fowler to a loose puck along the side boards, chipping the puck into the slot where Eberle made the rendezvous. All alone on a breakaway, No. 14 made a series of dekes before going to his patended backhand, sliding the puck past an outstretched Deslauriers to make it a 2-2 game on the club's 24th shot.

When the buzzer sounded, nothing was decided. The Oilers held a 25-16 lead in shots, but OT was necessary.

OVERTIME

1:12 into overtime, the Ducks sealed the win. On an odd-man rush, Sam Gagner rifled a shot wide that rimmed around the boards and sent Ryan Getzlaf in alone on a breakaway. Anaheim's No. 15 made no mistake, sliding the puck through Dubnyk to wrap up a 3-2 win. 

-- Ryan Dittrick, edmontonoilers.com - Follow me on Twitter | @ryandittrick


1st2nd3rdOTT
ANA
EDM
Scoring Summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
10:21EDM Sam Gagner (18) ASST: Jeff Petry (23), Ryan Jones (16) 1 - 0 EDM
17:05ANA Andrew Cogliano (13) ASST: Luca Sbisa (19) 1 - 1 Tie
17:41ANA Bobby Ryan (29) ASST: Devante Smith-Pelly (6), Nick Bonino (13) 2 - 1 ANA
3rd Period
13:48EDM Jordan Eberle (34) ASST: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (34), Ales Hemsky (26) 2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
01:12ANA Ryan Getzlaf (11) ASST: NONE 3 - 2 ANA
Three Stars of the Game
Jordan Eberle
1st
Jordan Eberle
RW
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 19:26
Teemu Selanne
2nd
Teemu Selanne
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 15:15
Nick Schultz
3rd
Nick Schultz
D
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: -2TOI: 22:31
Penalty Summary
1st Period
13:11EDM Teemu Hartikainen  Slashing against  Corey Perry
2nd Period
03:45ANA George Parros  Roughing against  Darcy Hordichuk
08:08EDM Darcy Hordichuk  Fighting (maj) against  George Parros
08:08ANA George Parros  Fighting (maj) against  Darcy Hordichuk
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
shots by period
PeriodANAEDM
1st211
2nd117
3rd37
OT11
Total1726
Team Stats
CategoryANAEDM
Power Plays0/10/1
Hits1117
Faceoff Wins3723
Giveaways2313
Takeaways89
Blocked Shots1722
Penalty Minutes77
  • ANAHEIM
  • EDMONTON
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4C. FowlerD00-10024:16
5L. SbisaD0122022:32
7A. CoglianoC1011014:05
8T. SelanneR00-11015:15
9B. RyanR1012015:23
10C. PerryR0003020:20
11S. KoivuC00-10015:05
12N. HagmanL00-12013:49
14R. PelleyC0010012:15
15R. GetzlafC1002020:54
16G. ParrosR0010710:24
17L. VisnovskyD000007:54
21S. BrookbankD0001024:23
23F. BeaucheminD0010022:08
32T. LydmanD0000019:47
33J. BlakeL00-12015:49
63N. BoninoC0110013:31
77D. Smith-PellyR0111014:58
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
43J. Deslauriers2426.92361:12
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
6R. WhitneyD00-12023:44
10S. HorcoffC00-11015:39
13C. BarkerD0012017:48
14J. EberleR1012019:26
15N. SchultzD00-21022:31
16D. HordichukL000155:57
20E. BelangerC00-12016:40
25A. SuttonD00-11018:57
28R. JonesL0110017:59
33C. TeubertD00-12013:50
37L. PetrellL00-10010:44
54C. VandeVeldeC000009:53
56T. HartikainenC00-15213:45
58J. PetryD0120024:04
83A. HemskyR0110019:34
89S. GagnerC1002017:13
93Nugent-HopkinsC0103019:30
94R. SmythL00-12015:34
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
40D. Dubnyk1417.82461:12