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Oilers top Lightning 5-3

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Jen Sharpe - edmontonoilers.com

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Oilers top Lightning 5-3
Tampa Bay Lightning 3, Edmonton Oilers 5

by Jen Sharpe | edmontonoilers.com

By tallying 45 shots and five goals, the Edmonton Oilers posted their second-best shot total of the season and snapped a three-game losing skid by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 Tuesday night. Sheldon Souray scored two goals, Andrew Cogliano earned the game-winner and an assist, and Dwayne Roloson stopped 26 shots for his 21st win of the year.

FIRST PERIOD

The Oilers wasted no time taking advantage of home-ice advantage. Only 2:20 into the game, Erik Cole swept up the right wing and snapped the puck under Karri Ramo's blocker to give the Oil a 1-0 lead on the game's first shot. WATCH GOAL

27 seconds later, Steve MacIntyre stole the spotlight by taking on David Koci near center ice. MacIntyre used his sizeable reach to land the majority of his punches, drawing praise from the crowd as he skated to the penalty box to serve his fighting major.

Three minutes after that, Jason Strudwick got in on the action. With a mass of players swarming around the slot, the Oilers blueliner slapped the puck through traffic and into the bottom left corner of the net to put the home team up two goals on two shots. WATCH GOAL

Two Lightning infractions -- including a period-ending tripping minor to Vaclav Prospal -- helped the Oilers carry their 2-0 lead and 11-3 shot advantage into the second period.

630 CHED's Dan Tencer talks to Jason Strudwick after the first period

SECOND PERIOD

Edmonton was unable to beat Ramo on either of their man-advantages, but Tampa Bay refused to suffer the same fate. With Robert Nilsson serving a goalie inteference penalty, Dwayne Roloson was drawn out of his crease and Cory Murphy capitalized by firing the puck into the open net to cut the Oilers lead in half. WATCH GOAL

An additional powerplay for each team kept special teams on the ice in the first half of the second, and by the midway point of the game, the Oilers led the shot count 19-8.

Unfortunately for the home team, the next three shots -- and the next goal -- belonged to the visitors. With 7:37 left on the clock, Ryan Malone snagged the puck and fed it to Steve Stamkos, who broke in on Roloson and beat the goalie with a dead-on snapshot to tie the game at two. WATCH GOAL

But less than one minute later, Sheldon Souray renewed the Oilers lead. Following an offensive-zone face-off, Andrew Cogliano got the puck to the point, where Souray promptly slapped it into the net to put the Oilers up 3-2. WATCH GOAL

A pair of big saves from Roloson and a late hooking minor to Marek Malik helped the Oilers hit the 25-shot mark and carry their one-goal lead and one-man advantage into the final frame.

Tencer interviews Sheldon Souray in the second intermission

THIRD PERIOD

Although Oilers were unable to connect on that fourth powerplay, Cogliano got the job done shortly thereafter. While Ramo was sprawled on the ice struggling to smother the puck, the eagle-eyed Oilers forward spotted the disc, reigned it in, and tapped it across the line to make it 4-2. WATCH GOAL

A shoving match near Roloson's net netted coincidental roughing minors to Souray and Koci with 12 minutes left in regulation, and the opened-up ice helped the Oilers attain 38 shots vs the Bolts' 24.

Edmonton hit 40 shots with six minutes left, but the next goal would belong to Tampa Bay. At 13:46, Murphy beat Roloson for the second time to get his club back within one.  WATCH GOAL

The Lightning pulled Ramo for the final two minutes, and though the six visiting skaters came close to tallying an equalizer, an empty-netter by Souray with less than two seconds left in the game secured a 5-3 win for the Oilers Tuesday night.

scoring summary
1st Period
02:20
EDM
Erik Cole (15) ASST: NONE
1 - 0 EDM
05:40
EDM
Jason Strudwick (2) ASST: Sam Gagner (14)
2 - 0 EDM
2nd Period
02:30
TBL
PPG - Cory Murphy (2) ASST: Martin St. Louis (37), Mark Recchi (26)
2 - 1 EDM
12:23
TBL
Steven Stamkos (11) ASST: Ryan Malone (13)
2 - 2 Tie
13:15
EDM
Sheldon Souray (16) ASST: Andrew Cogliano (17)
3 - 2 EDM
3rd Period
02:20
EDM
Andrew Cogliano (14) ASST: Zack Stortini (4), Ethan Moreau (10)
4 - 2 EDM
13:46
TBL
Cory Murphy (3) ASST: Vincent Lecavalier (30), Martin St. Louis (38)
4 - 3 EDM
19:58
EDM
EN - Sheldon Souray (17) ASST: Kyle Brodziak (11), Ethan Moreau (11)
5 - 3 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
02:47
TBL
David Koci  Fighting (maj) against  Steve MacIntyre
02:47
EDM
Steve MacIntyre  Fighting (maj) against  David Koci
13:09
TBL
Josef Melichar  Interference against  Liam Reddox
19:45
TBL
Vinny Prospal  Tripping against  Robert Nilsson
2nd Period
01:49
EDM
Robert Nilsson  Interference on goalkeeper against  Karri Ramo
03:25
TBL
Gary Roberts  Interference on goalkeeper against  Dwayne Roloson
07:16
EDM
Sam Gagner  Hi-sticking against  Jeff Halpern
18:53
TBL
Marek Malik  Hooking against  Andrew Cogliano
3rd Period
08:09
TBL
David Koci  Roughing against  Sheldon Souray
08:09
EDM
Sheldon Souray  Roughing against  David Koci
11:09
TBL
Jeff Halpern  Hooking against  Tom Gilbert
11:39
EDM
Sam Gagner  Hi-sticking against  Karri Ramo
14:48
TBL
Josef Melichar  Holding against  Ethan Moreau
18:15
EDM
Theo Peckham  Roughing against  Mark Recchi
18:15
TBL
Mark Recchi  Holding against  Theo Peckham
goalie stats
Karri Ramo
Karri Ramo
2-4-1
SA: 44TOI: 58:39
Saves: 40EV: 26 - 30
PIM: 0PP: 13 - 13
SV%: .909SH: 1 - 1
Dwayne Roloson
SA: 29TOI: 59:55
Saves: 26EV: 23 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .897SH: 0 - 0