Edmonton
Oilers
36-29-12-5
Nashville
Predators
38-29-11-4
OT
29 SOG
32 SOG
1st2nd3rdOTT
EDM
NSH
game recap

Edmonton Oilers 2, Nashville Predators 2 FINAL OT

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 11:49 PM

Associated Press

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Edmonton Oilers 2, Nashville Predators 2 FINAL OT
Edmonton Oilers 2, Nashville Predators 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ The Nashville Predators led after two periods. They just couldn't make the advantage hold up for the full 60 minutes.

Ethan Moreau scored midway through the third period to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 2-2 tie with the Predators on Sunday.

``Nashville is a good team at home,'' Edmonton defenseman Steve Staios said. ``We matched their intensity. We matched their speed. This game was pretty even throughout.''

Edmonton got even at 2 with 9:52 left in regulation when Moreau skated in from the left wing, crossed in front of the net, and beat Tomas Vokoun with a backhander for the only goal scored at even strength.

``All we had to do was be 0-0 in the third and we win that hockey game,'' Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. ``It wasn't anything team-wise. It was that they were dominating us in our own zone. We had some chances in the third and we didn't bury them.''

Andreas Johansson sparked the Predators with his first power-play goal of the season. He also assisted on Nashville's other man-advantage score.

``Goals are tough to come by at this point in the season,'' Johansson said. ``It's too bad we lost one point. We have to learn how to finish teams off.''

Nashville took a 1-0 lead just 1:33 in when Scott Walker, while face down on the ice, stuck the puck past goaltender Tommy Salo from just to the left side of the net.

Edmonton tied it on the power play in the second period when Radek Dvorak fired a one-timer from the center of the ice just inside the blue line that scraped the right inside post and went in at 2:03.

Johansson put the Predators ahead again with seven minutes left in the period with a one-timed shot from the top of the slot.

``I thought it was a pretty good effort from two teams that are pretty desperate right now,'' Edmonton coach Craig MacTavish said. ``We needed at least the point especially in light of the fact that we came back in the third period to get the tie.''

Both teams lost players during the game. Dvorak left with a groin injury, and Brad Isbister went out with an ankle injury.

The Predators lost Jeremy Stevenson in the second period after he was ejected following his third fight of the game.

``We both had short benches and were having to play everyone,'' Trotz said.

scoring summary
1st Period
01:33
NSH
PPG - Scott Walker (17) Backhand shot - ASST: Scott Hartnell (11), Andreas Johansson (9)
1 - 0 NSH
2nd Period
02:03
EDM
PPG - Radek Dvorak (12) Slapshot - ASST: Jarret Stoll (5), Igor Ulanov (9)
1 - 1 Tie
13:00
NSH
PPG - Andreas Johansson (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Kimmo Timonen (25), Scott Hartnell (12)
2 - 1 NSH
3rd Period
10:08
EDM
Ethan Moreau (14) Backhand shot - ASST: Igor Ulanov (10), Jason Smith (11)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
01:14
EDM
Cory Cross  Cross checking against  Vladimir Orszagh
04:12
EDM
Brad Isbister  Holding against  Denis Arkhipov
07:23
EDM
Steve Staios  Fighting (maj) against  Jeremy Stevenson
07:23
NSH
Jeremy Stevenson  Fighting (maj) against  Steve Staios
09:57
NSH
Marek Zidlicky  Holding against  Ethan Moreau
12:43
NSH
Scott Walker  Fighting (maj) against  Alexei Semenov
12:43
EDM
Alexei Semenov  Fighting (maj) against  Scott Walker
14:27
EDM
Ales Hemsky  Hooking against  Dan Hamhuis
14:48
EDM
Ethan Moreau  Fighting (maj) against  Jeremy Stevenson
14:48
NSH
Jeremy Stevenson  Fighting (maj) against  Ethan Moreau
17:27
NSH
Jamie Allison  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Georges Laraque
17:27
EDM
Georges Laraque  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Jamie Allison
2nd Period
01:04
NSH
Denis Arkhipov  Tripping
06:42
EDM
Fernando Pisani  Hooking against  Greg Johnson
09:35
EDM
Georges Laraque  Fighting (maj) against  Jeremy Stevenson
09:35
NSH
Jeremy Stevenson  Fighting (maj) against  Jason Chimera
09:35
NSH
Jeremy Stevenson  Game misconduct
09:59
NSH
Mark Eaton  Interference - Obstruction
11:33
EDM
Fernando Pisani  Hi-sticking against  Dan Hamhuis
15:34
NSH
Kimmo Timonen  Holding the stick
3rd Period
00:19
NSH
Martin Erat  Slashing
01:23
EDM
Fernando Pisani  Hooking against  Greg Johnson
12:53
NSH
Jordin Tootoo  Hi-sticking against  Ryan Smyth
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Tommy Salo
SA: 32TOI: 65:00
Saves: 30EV: 25 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 6
SV%: .938SH: 1 - 1
Tomas Vokoun
Tomas Vokoun
SA: 29TOI: 65:00
Saves: 27EV: 18 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 8
SV%: .931SH: 2 - 2