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game recap

Oilers beat by Bruins 3-2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Jen Sharpe - edmontonoilers.com

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Oilers beat by Bruins 3-2
Boston Bruins 3, Edmonton Oilers 2

Despite scoring the first and last goals of the game, Edmonton surrendered three in the middle, resulting in a 3-2 loss to Boston Sunday night. Ales Hemsky and Gilbert Brule lit the lamp for the Oilers, while Devan Dubnyk stopped 37 shots in the losing effort.

Under the Scope

FIRST PERIOD

Dubnyk made the first save of the game and Tuukka Rask the second, but the third attempt couldn't be stopped. Capitalizing on a juicy rebound, Hemsky fired from the slot and got the puck across the Bruins goal line to give the Oilers a 1-0 lead one minute into the game.

Following the goal, the Bruins peppered Dubnyk in an attempt to get back on even terms. At 8:27, the focus turned to Theo Peckham and Nathan Horton, who dropped their gloves for a spirited scrap near the Oilers bench. The fight ended when Peckham lost his balance and tumbled to the ice, and he would not return to the game for precautionary medical reasons.

By the 15-minute mark, Boston had assumed a 12-3 shot advantage and tied the game. With Dubnyk desperately stretching to cover the left side of his net, Michael Ryder caught a loose puck and lifted it over the sprawled-out goalie, evening the score 1-1.

Three minutes later, confusion among Oilers defencemen left Horton out in the open. With help from David Krejci and Dennis Seidenberg, the Bruins winger fired into an open net to give the visitors a 2-1 lead and 15-5 shot advantage heading into the second period.

SECOND PERIOD

16 seconds into the middle frame, Adam McQuaid tripped up Taylor Hall and the Oilers benefited from the game's first power-play. Edmonton couldn't get the puck on (or past) Rask, however, and as McQuaid left the penalty box, he was tripped up by Kurtis Foster, resulting in a Bruins power-play. The visitors added three attempts to their tally, but Dubnyk turned them all away.

A second consecutive Oilers infraction, this time to Hall for roughing, helped the Bruins crack the 30-shot mark with four minutes remaining on the clock. Edmonton, by comparison, had 12.

In the final minute of the second period, Boston got its 32nd shot and third goal. Completing a give-and-go with Ryder, Rich Peverley skirted Dubnyk and tapped the puck into the net to set the score 3-1 after 40 minutes.

THIRD PERIOD

Early in the third period, Edmonton got back within one. From along the left wing boards, Brule slapped the puck under Rask's glove to firmly announce his return from a two-month stint in sick bay.

The goal sparked the Oilers, and Andrew Cogliano channeled the team's fire into flying fists. Squaring up against Brad Marchand, the speedy forward fared well in his first fight since December 28, 2009.

Shortly after both players settled into the penalty boxes, Jim Vandermeer and Milan Lucic embarked on a fight of their own in front of Dubnyk. The lengthy brawl brought fans to their feet and, after earning the decision with a handful of landed jabs, also brought a smile to Vandermeer's face.

The smile didn't last long. The Oilers opted for six skaters in the final 90 seconds of regulation, but the extra attacked failed to produce an extra goal. As a result, the Bruins capped the weekend with a 3-2 win.

scoring summary
1st Period
01:05
EDM
Ales Hemsky (14) ASST: Jim Vandermeer (9), Dustin Penner (18)
1 - 0 EDM
15:30
BOS
Michael Ryder (17) ASST: Milan Lucic (19), Adam McQuaid (10)
1 - 1 Tie
18:39
BOS
Nathan Horton (17) ASST: David Krejci (38), Dennis Seidenberg (21)
2 - 1 BOS
2nd Period
19:08
BOS
Rich Peverley (15) ASST: Michael Ryder (19), Chris Kelly (12)
3 - 1 BOS
3rd Period
03:14
EDM
Gilbert Brule (7) ASST: Jordan Eberle (20), Jason Strudwick (1)
3 - 2 BOS
penalty summary
1st Period
08:27
EDM
Theo Peckham  Fighting (maj) against  Nathan Horton
08:27
BOS
Nathan Horton  Fighting (maj) against  Theo Peckham
2nd Period
00:16
BOS
Adam McQuaid  Tripping against  Taylor Hall
02:26
EDM
Kurtis Foster  Tripping against  Adam McQuaid
08:01
EDM
Taylor Hall  Roughing against  Steven Kampfer
3rd Period
03:38
EDM
Andrew Cogliano  Fighting (maj) against  Brad Marchand
03:38
BOS
Brad Marchand  Fighting (maj) against  Andrew Cogliano
04:57
EDM
Jim Vandermeer  Fighting (maj) against  Milan Lucic
04:57
BOS
Milan Lucic  Fighting (maj) against  Jim Vandermeer
goalie stats
Tuukka Rask
Tuukka Rask
8-11-1
SA: 17TOI: 60:00
Saves: 15EV: 15 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: .882SH: 0 - 0
Devan Dubnyk
SA: 40TOI: 58:30
Saves: 37EV: 31 - 34
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .925SH: 0 - 0