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Oilers clipped by Coyotes 5-4 in OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Jen Sharpe - edmontonoilers.com

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Oilers clipped by Coyotes 5-4 in OT
Phoenix Coyotes 5, Edmonton Oilers 4

by Jen Sharpe | edmontonoilers.com

The Oilers found themselves down two goals twice, but quick comebacks paid off on both occasions and eventually resulted in overtime. But a penalty to recent returnee Fernando Pisani put the home team on the penalty kill early in sudden death and the visitors capitalized, with Shane Doan firing home the game-winner.

Gilbert Brule, Patrick O'Sullivan, Denis Grebeshkov & Dustin Penner scored for Edmonton, while goalie Jeff Deslauriers stopped 25 shots in the overtime loss.

FIRST PERIOD

Phoenix dominated the first half of the first, firing nine shots on Jeff Deslauriers while Edmonton managed only five on Ilya Bryzgalov at the opposite end of the ice.

At 12:14, coincidental roughing minors to Ryan Stone and James Vandermeer initiated two minutes of four-on-four, and less than 20 seconds in, the Coyotes capitalized on the open ice. On a neutral-zone face-off, Radim Vrbata got the puck and broke in on Deslauriers. His five-hole shot slipped past the goalie, giving the visitors a 1-0 lead.

Three minutes after the goal, a hooking minor to Denis Grebeshkov gave the Coyotes the opportunity to double their lead on the powerplay, but the Oil killed the man-advantage to stay within one.

The Coyotes closed out 20 minutes with a one-goal, two-shot lead.

SECOND PERIOD

14 seconds into the middle frame, the Oilers got a taste of powerplay when Zbynek Michalek hooked Dustin Penner. Although the home team couldn't beat Bryzgalov, they added five attempts to take the shot lead.

While Edmonton couldn't capitalize on the five-on-four, Phoenix lit the lamp a second time with both clubs at even strength. At 7:38, Deslauriers stopped Vernon Fiddler's initial shot but Shane Doan pounced on the rebound to put the 'Yotes up 2-0.

The Oilers persevered and topped 20 shots after the goal, but it would take 23 and a third Coyotes infraction for the club to get a goal. From the left dot, Gilbert Brule slapped home his 11th of the season to get his club back within one on the powerplay.

Two minutes later, Patrick O'Sullivan closed the gap by capping a partial breakaway with a top-shelf backhander. But in the following four minutes, Phoenix cracked their lead back open with goals by Martin Hanzal and Petr Prucha.

Despite tallying twice as many shots as their opponents in the second period, the Oilers were down two goals heading into the final frame.

THIRD PERIOD

The Oilers hit 30 shots and the Coyotes 20 in the first two minutes of the third. At the five-minute mark, Stortini took his second consecutive boarding penalty and the Coyotes managed to sink the puck for a fifth time, but due to goaltender interference the goal was disallowed.

Finding themselves down by two for the second time, the Oilers clawed their way back to a tie -- for the second time. At 8:10, Grebeshkov cut in and scored on a snapshot, then 49 seconds later, Penner established himself in front of Bryzgalov and plugged home his 20th of the season to make it 4-4.

With seven minutes left in regulation, Edmonton's expert shot-blocker Steve Staios was nailed with the puck behind the knee. The defenceman immediately collapsed and required help from trainer Chris Davie to leave the ice.

Edmonton topped 40 shots but couldn't find a fifth goal before the end of regulation, and the game headed to overtime.

OVERTIME

Early in sudden death, Fernando PIsani sat himself out for two minutes by taking a tripping minor. Less than a minute into the powerplay, Doan found a hole in Deslauriers' armour and picked it, sealing a 5-4 OT win for the Coyotes Tuesday night.

scoring summary
1st Period
12:32
PHX
Radim Vrbata (13) ASST: NONE
1 - 0 PHX
2nd Period
07:38
PHX
Shane Doan (11) ASST: Vernon Fiddler (10), Paul Bissonnette (1)
2 - 0 PHX
11:37
EDM
PPG - Gilbert Brule (11) ASST: Denis Grebeshkov (9), Patrick O'Sullivan (13)
2 - 1 PHX
13:45
EDM
Patrick O'Sullivan (9) ASST: Ryan Potulny (6)
2 - 2 Tie
14:47
PHX
Martin Hanzal (6) ASST: Paul Bissonnette (2), Anders Eriksson (3)
3 - 2 PHX
17:54
PHX
Petr Prucha (9) ASST: Radim Vrbata (12)
4 - 2 PHX
3rd Period
08:10
EDM
Denis Grebeshkov (4) ASST: Sam Gagner (16)
4 - 3 PHX
08:59
EDM
Dustin Penner (20) ASST: Shawn Horcoff (10), Sheldon Souray (9)
4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
01:37
PHX
PPG - Shane Doan (12) ASST: Matthew Lombardi (19), Keith Yandle (15)
5 - 4 PHX
penalty summary
1st Period
12:14
PHX
Jim Vandermeer  Roughing against  Ryan Stone
12:14
EDM
Ryan Stone  Roughing against  Jim Vandermeer
15:35
EDM
Denis Grebeshkov  Hooking against  Taylor Pyatt
2nd Period
00:14
PHX
Zbynek Michalek  Hooking against  Dustin Penner
04:54
EDM
Zack Stortini  Boarding against  Jeff Hoggan
09:39
PHX
Ilya Bryzgalov  Slashing against  Zack Stortini
3rd Period
04:55
EDM
Zack Stortini  Boarding against  Vernon Fiddler
OT Period
00:49
EDM
Fernando Pisani  Tripping against  Anders Eriksson
goalie stats
Ilya Bryzgalov
SA: 42TOI: 61:37
Saves: 38EV: 32 - 35
PIM: 2PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .905SH: 0 - 0
Jeff Deslauriers
SA: 30TOI: 61:37
Saves: 25EV: 22 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .833SH: 0 - 0