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Oil covered by Jackets, 3-2 in shootout

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Marc Ciampa - edmontonoilers.com

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Oil covered by Jackets, 3-2 in shootout
Edmonton Oilers 2, Columbus Blue Jackets 3

by Marc Ciampa | edmontonoilers.com

Jakub Voracek's shootout winner was the difference as the Edmonton Oilers were edged 3-2 by the Columbus Blue Jackets, finishing a five-game road trip with a record of 1-2-2. 

FIRST PERIOD

With Sam Gagner unable to dress, Dean Arsene got the start on D for the Oilers. Tonight marks the first NHL game in Arsene's nine-year professional career.

Mike Blunden dropped the gloves with Zack Stortini, with Stortini completely hammering Blunden with some big rights off the faceoff a couple minutes into the game.

At the next faceoff, Tom Sestito and Jason Strudwick got into it. This fight was much longer and more even with both combatants getting some big punches in. Neither fell to the ice in what could be termed a draw.

Columbus took the game's first penalty when Ladislav Smid was upended by Rick Nash deep in the Oilers zone. Smid was shaken up on the play.

Edmonton was unable to capitalize on the man advantage and Nash had a great chance for the Blue Jackets after he came out of the box, breaking in alone on Khabibulin. However, his shot went wide of the net.

Jackets starting netminder Mathieu Garon had to be sharp midway through the first, making a pair of close-in stops on Andrew Cogliano keeping the game scoreless.

Edmonton had another man advantage late in the period and had some great chances on several goalmouth scrambles but were unable to take advantage of a bouncing puck to punch it in.

Just as the penalty expired, Nash broke in on a rush with Jason Chimera. Khabibulin made the initial stop on Nash but just as Chimera went to get the rebound he was held up by Stortini, sending the Oilers forward off for two minutes and giving Columbus their first power play of the night.

Edmonton allowed a pair of shots during the two-minute setback but Columbus was unable to score.

Shots on goal were 9-9 following the first period of play.

SECOND PERIOD

Columbus came out flying to start the second, outshooting the Oilers 6-0 through the opening three-and-a-half minutes of the middle frame.

Khabibulin's nicest save came off the stick of Kristian Huselius from in front of the net by extending his right pad along the ice.

Penalties to Steve Staios and Ethan Moreau put the Oilers down two men for 1:16 six minutes into the period.

40 seconds into the five-on-three, Columbus scored to take a 1-0 lead. Anton Stralman blasted a one timer after taking a nice cross-ice pass by Huselius. The puck just snuck in along the right post for the goal.

Liam Reddox used his speed to break in behind the Blue Jackets defence and get a shot on goal. Though he didn't score, he did draw a penalty on the play.

On the ensuing power play, the Oilers poured on a lot of pressure and ultimately converted when Hemsky "passed" the puck into the net, slipping between the legs of both Dustin Penner in front and Garon to tie the game at 1-1.

Columbus went on the attack with five minutes to play in the second. Khabibulin withstood a flurry of shots from several feet out as the Oilers were running around in their own end.

Shots in the second period were 14-4 for Columbus and 23-13 overall but each team managed to score a goal leaving it tied 1-1 after two.

THIRD PERIOD

Edmonton took a 2-1 lead 5:48 into the third period after scoring a power play goal. Sheldon Souray blasted a shot from the right circle that was kicked out by Garon but it went right to Visnovsky who one-timed it in for the goal.

Late on another power play, Ethan Moreau took a pass from Horcoff then rang the puck off the post, glove side behind Garon.

With 8:16 to play, the Oilers' Liam Reddox took a hooking penalty giving Columbus a chance to get back on even terms.

The Blue Jackets did just that as Antoine Vermette redirected a point shot from Fedor Tyutin past Khabibulin to tie things up at 2-2.

Nash broke in behind the Oilers defence but missed the net on his backhand deke attempt with just over a minute left in regulation.

OVERTIME

Edmonton carried the play territorially in the first half of the extra frame but could not generate a real dangerous scoring chance.

With 1:30 left, Huselius snuck in behind the Oilers defence and tried to go five-hole on a shot from the left faceoff circle. Khabibulin squeezed his pads together and made the save.

SHOOTOUT

Neither team was able to score in the first round of the shootout. First, Kristian Huselius was stopped by Khabibulin then O'Sullivan missed the net for the Oilers.

Penner also missed the net but Fedor Tyutin scored five-hole to give the Jackets the leg up. In round three, Rick Nash missed but Ales Hemsky scored on his former teammate to send it to sudden death.

In the next round, Jakub Voracek scored but Gilbert Brule's five-hole attempt went through Garon's legs but then slipped just past the left post to clinch the victory for the home side.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
07:08
CBJ
PPG - Anton Stralman (2) ASST: Kristian Huselius (6), Fedor Tyutin (7)
1 - 0 CBJ
13:13
EDM
PPG - Ales Hemsky (5) ASST: Sheldon Souray (1), Lubomir Visnovsky (8)
1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
05:48
EDM
PPG - Lubomir Visnovsky (5) ASST: Sheldon Souray (2), Shawn Horcoff (4)
2 - 1 EDM
12:26
CBJ
PPG - Antoine Vermette (4) ASST: Fedor Tyutin (8), Anton Stralman (9)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDCBJEDM
1K. HuseliusP. O'Sullivan
2F. TyutinD. Penner
3R. NashA. Hemsky
4J. VoracekG. Brule
penalty summary
1st Period
02:41
CBJ
Mike Blunden  Fighting (maj) against  Zack Stortini
02:41
EDM
Zack Stortini  Fighting (maj) against  Mike Blunden
02:43
EDM
Jason Strudwick  Fighting (maj) against  Tom Sestito
02:43
CBJ
Tom Sestito  Fighting (maj) against  Jason Strudwick
06:10
CBJ
Rick Nash  Roughing against  Ladislav Smid
13:01
CBJ
Jakub Voracek  Roughing against  Liam Reddox
13:01
EDM
Sheldon Souray  Roughing against  R.J. Umberger
13:01
CBJ
R.J. Umberger  Roughing against  Sheldon Souray
13:01
EDM
Liam Reddox  Roughing against  Jakub Voracek
15:19
CBJ
Mike Blunden  Hooking against  Shawn Horcoff
17:19
EDM
Zack Stortini  Hooking against  Jason Chimera
2nd Period
05:45
EDM
Steve Staios  Hooking against  Mike Blunden
06:27
EDM
Ethan Moreau  Tripping against  Anton Stralman
11:26
CBJ
Kris Russell  Hooking against  Liam Reddox
3rd Period
04:31
CBJ
Rostislav Klesla  Tripping against  Gilbert Brule
09:15
CBJ
Jakub Voracek  Hi-sticking against  Sheldon Souray
11:44
EDM
Liam Reddox  Hooking against  Kristian Huselius
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Nikolai Khabibulin
SA: 32TOI: 65:00
Saves: 30EV: 26 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 3
SV%: .938SH: 3 - 3
Mathieu Garon
SA: 25TOI: 64:56
Saves: 23EV: 16 - 16
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 9
SV%: .920SH: 0 - 0