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game recap

Rookies, Khabibulin shine in 5-0 raking of Leafs

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Jen Sharpe - edmontonoilers.com

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Rookies, Khabibulin shine in 5-0 raking of Leafs
Edmonton Oilers 5, Toronto Maple Leafs 0

Led by some of their youngest players, the Oilers dominated Thursday's game in Toronto, out-scoring the Leafs 5-0 despite being outshot 33-19. Rookies Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall, and Magnus Paajarvi combined for six points, while Nikolai Khabibulin played a perfect game in net. His efforts secured Edmonton's first-ever shutout in 41 all-time games played in Toronto.

Under the Scope

FIRST PERIOD

The Oilers wasted no time lightning the lamp. 3:10 after opening puck drop, Eberle cut to the net and wristed the puck over Jonas Gustavsson's shoulder to give the visitors (in home jerseys) an early 1-0 lead.

The Leafs maintained a slim shot lead following the goal. Near the period's midway point, a short brawl between Steve MacIntyre and Colton Orr stalled the offensive pursuits and triggered the first infractions of the game.

Less than a minute into the fighting majors, blueliners Tom Gilbert and Ryan Whitney took turns beside MacIntyre in the penalty box. The Leafs were unsuccessful on the game's first power-plays, however, and despite owning a 12-4 shot lead after 20 minutes, carried their 1-0 deficit into the second period.

SECOND PERIOD

Toronto increased its shot lead in the middle frame, quickly attaining 16, but Edmonton's rookies continued to make their attempts count. At 6:24, Eberle fed Hall on the right wing, who swept in and backhanded the puck past Gustavsson to set the score 2-0 on only six shots.

The goal prompted a goaltending change for Toronto, and Jean-Sebastien Giguere settled in between the home pipes.

At 11:29, the Leafs benefited from their third power-play when Toronto-native Andrew Cogliano was called for tripping. Despite steady pressure from T.O., Edmonton survived another two minutes to maintain perfect penalty-killing.

The Oilers experienced the other side of the man-advantage when Cogliano returned to the ice. The visitors added three shots to their tally but couldn't get one past Giguere.

The 2-0 game seemed destined for the third period, but the young Oilers had other ideas. With only 2.3 seconds left on the clock, Gagner pounced on a Paajarvi rebound and slipped it under Giguere to give the Oil a three-goal cushion after 40 minutes.

THIRD PERIOD

The Maple Leafs approached 30 shots in early part of the third while the Oilers had yet to attain 15. Infractions on both sides kept penalty box doors swinging, but the man-advantages had no effect on the score.

In even strength, however, the Oilers proved they still had some scoring in them. With three minutes left in regulation, Hall chipped in a short feed from Horcoff to get his second of the game and set the score 4-0. 34 seconds later, Ryan Jones fired another one past Giguere to make it an even fiver.

The goal capped a powerful game and successful road trip for the Oilers, in which they went a perfect three-for-three and out-scored their opponents 13-4.

scoring summary
1st Period
03:10
EDM
Jordan Eberle (5) ASST: Ryan Whitney (19)
1 - 0 EDM
2nd Period
06:24
EDM
Taylor Hall (7) ASST: Jordan Eberle (12)
2 - 0 EDM
19:57
EDM
Sam Gagner (8) ASST: Magnus Paajarvi (6), Ryan Jones (3)
3 - 0 EDM
3rd Period
16:55
EDM
Taylor Hall (8) ASST: Shawn Horcoff (8), Jordan Eberle (13)
4 - 0 EDM
17:29
EDM
Ryan Jones (5) ASST: Ryan Whitney (20), Jim Vandermeer (4)
5 - 0 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
09:31
EDM
Steve MacIntyre  Fighting against  Colton Orr
09:31
TOR
Colton Orr  Fighting against  Steve MacIntyre
10:09
EDM
Tom Gilbert  Roughing against  Kris Versteeg
13:50
EDM
Ryan Whitney  Holding against  Mikhail Grabovski
2nd Period
11:29
EDM
Andrew Cogliano  Tripping against  Carl Gunnarsson
14:44
TOR
Luke Schenn  Holding against  Gilbert Brule
3rd Period
05:23
EDM
Theo Peckham  Tripping against  Tim Brent
07:39
TOR
Joey Crabb  Holding against  Ryan Whitney
10:07
EDM
Ryan Jones  Hi-sticking against  Carl Gunnarsson
11:41
TOR
Nazem Kadri  Hooking against  Shawn Horcoff
19:35
TOR
Mike Komisarek  Cross checking against  Taylor Hall
goalie stats
Nikolai Khabibulin
SA: 33TOI: 60:00
Saves: 33EV: 24 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 7
SV%: 1.000SH: 2 - 2
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
SA: 13TOI: 33:30
Saves: 10EV: 8 - 11
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: .769SH: 1 - 1
Jonas Gustavsson
Jonas Gustavsson
3-7-2
SA: 6TOI: 26:05
Saves: 4EV: 4 - 6
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: .667SH: 0 - 0