Edmonton
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36-29-12-5
Phoenix
Coyotes
22-36-18-6

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Edmonton Oilers 7, Phoenix Coyotes 2 FINAL

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:15 AM

Associated Press

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Edmonton Oilers 7, Phoenix Coyotes 2 FINAL
Edmonton Oilers 7, Phoenix Coyotes 2

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) _ Ethan Moreau and the Edmonton Oilers got a much needed break Friday night.

Moreau scored twice to cap Edmonton's franchise-record five goals in a span of 5:38 and the Oilers routed the reeling Phoenix Coyotes 7-2.

Edmonton's seven goals and the five-goal margin of victory were season highs.

``Mentally it's such a relief because of the grind we've been going through,'' said Moreau, who later added an assist. ``Those one-goal games, on the bench mentally it's hard. You need a game like that to have fun. There's not so much stress on you.''

Ryan Smyth, Shawn Horcoff, Adam Oates and Fernando Pisani had a goal and an assist apiece for the Oilers, who moved within seven points of idle Los Angeles for the Western Conference's final playoff spot. Marc-Andre Bergeron added a goal and Ales Hemsky had a pair of assists for Edmonton.

``It was nice looking up a the clock at a 6-1 lead with four minutes left (in the second),'' Horcoff said. ``We're so used to fighting for a win in the third period, it was a good feeling to get that.''

Jeff Taffe and Jan Hrdina scored for the Coyotes, winless in two games under interim coach Rick Bowness. Phoenix, 2-10-2-2 in its last 14 outings and a Western Conference-worst 10-14-5-3 at home, has allowed 20 goals in its last four games.

``After their third goal it really killed us,'' Taffe said. ``It got a bad bounce, kinda flattened and went through Booshy's five-hole. It's kind of the bounces we've been getting lately.''

Taffe tied the game 1-all with a power-play goal at 7:07 of the second period, but then the onslaught began. Pisani and Oates scored 52 seconds apart to give the Oilers a 3-1 lead. Horcoff made it 4-1 at 13:39 of the period, ending goalie Brian Boucher's night with a one-timer from the left faceoff circle off a long lead pass from Pisani.

Moreau finished the Oilers' record run by beating Jean-Marc Pelletier twice within a span of 1:32 _ his first goal coming on the first shot Pelletier faced _ as Edmonton opened a 6-1 lead.

``It was a real feel-good game,'' Edmonton coach Craig MacTavish said. ``It seems we've worked hard enough that we deserved a game like that. We probably have deserved more of them.''

The Oilers finished the period with the five goals on just nine shots. Boucher, pulled for the second time in four starts, allowed four goals on 18 shots.

``We've got to control that,'' Taffe said. ``We can't let it slide like that. They score one, you've got to come back with a couple of great shifts to get the momentum back. We weren't able to do that.''

Edmonton's previous mark was set Oct. 24, 1996, when the Oilers scored five goals over a span of 6:44 in an 8-2 win against St. Louis.

Smyth opened the scoring at 8:02 of the first period, redirecting a shot by Radek Dvorak past Boucher. Bergeron made it 7-1 with at 4:44 of the third period.

Hrdina cut Edmonton's lead to 7-2 on a wrist shot from the top of the left faceoff circle.

scoring summary
1st Period
08:02
EDM
Ryan Smyth (17) Tip-in - ASST: Radek Dvorak (27), Shawn Horcoff (18)
1 - 0 EDM
2nd Period
07:07
PHX
PPG - Jeff Taffe (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Krystofer Kolanos (3), Shane Doan (40)
1 - 1 Tie
09:50
EDM
PPG - Fernando Pisani (9) Wrist shot - ASST: Ryan Smyth (27), Steve Staios (18)
2 - 1 EDM
10:42
EDM
Adam Oates (2) Tip-in - ASST: Jason Smith (12), Ethan Moreau (8)
3 - 1 EDM
13:39
EDM
Shawn Horcoff (13) Slapshot - ASST: Fernando Pisani (10), Eric Brewer (12)
4 - 1 EDM
13:59
EDM
Ethan Moreau (15) Tip-in - ASST: Ales Hemsky (19), Steve Staios (19)
5 - 1 EDM
15:28
EDM
Ethan Moreau (16) Wrist shot - ASST: Adam Oates (9), Ales Hemsky (20)
6 - 1 EDM
3rd Period
04:44
EDM
Marc-Andre Bergeron (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Radek Dvorak (28), Jason Chimera (7)
7 - 1 EDM
12:33
PHX
Radoslav Suchy (7) Slapshot - ASST: Jeff Taffe (9), Daymond Langkow (27)
7 - 2 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
11:33
PHX
Jeff Taffe  Interference on goalkeeper against  Tommy Salo
13:04
EDM
Raffi Torres  Too many men/ice - bench
17:06
EDM
Marc-Andre Bergeron  Cross checking against  Mike Comrie
19:27
EDM
Jarret Stoll  Holding against  Fredrik Sjostrom
2nd Period
02:19
PHX
Todd Reirden  Slashing against  Ryan Smyth
04:26
EDM
Adam Oates  Interference against  Daymond Langkow
06:38
EDM
Shawn Horcoff  Hi-sticking against  Jeff Taffe
07:53
PHX
Mike Sillinger  Hi-sticking against  Mike Bishai
3rd Period
01:39
EDM
Georges Laraque  Holding - Obstruction
07:42
PHX
Jeff Taffe  Hi-sticking against  Mike Bishai
10:18
EDM
Eric Brewer  Cross checking against  Todd Reirden
14:28
PHX
Cale Hulse  Holding against  Georges Laraque
goalie stats
Tommy Salo
SA: 32TOI: 60:00
Saves: 30EV: 18 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 10
SV%: .938SH: 3 - 3
Jean-Marc Pelletier
Jean-Marc Pelletier
SA: 9TOI: 26:21
Saves: 6EV: 3 - 6
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .667SH: 1 - 1
Brian Boucher
Brian Boucher
SA: 18TOI: 33:39
Saves: 14EV: 11 - 14
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 3
SV%: .778SH: 1 - 1