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NHL Game Summary - Ottawa at Edmonton



(Tuesday, March 4th)

Final Score: Edmonton 3, Ottawa 2

Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Ales Hemsky, a common name in trade rumors prior to Wednesday's deadline, scored twice and the Edmonton Oilers edged the Senators 3-2 for their first win over Ottawa at Rexall Place in nearly 10 years.

The downtrodden Oilers made a few trades before the game, dealing goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov to the Wild in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick and acquiring goaltender Viktor Fasth from the Ducks for a pair of picks.

The moves came a day after the club inked Ben Scrivens to a two-year contract extension, and Scrivens delivered early returns with a 34-save performance.

Jordan Eberle notched the eventual game-winner for Edmonton, which snapped a three-game skid.

Craig Anderson, who backstopped Ottawa to a win in the Heritage Classic at BC Place on Sunday, gave up three goals on 30 shots to take the loss.

"We started well and then we started trading chances with them, and we really couldn't keep up," Karlsson said. "Their goalie obviously made some huge saves for them, and we couldn't put it in the net obviously. I think we could have played a little bit smarter."

Jason Spezza and Erik Karlsson both scored for the Senators, the latter going coast-to-coast through four defenders prior to wristing one that trickled across the goal line with 2:55 remaining in regulation.

Ottawa's comeback hit a snag when Eric Gryba was whistled for roughing 21 seconds later, and the Oilers hung on from there.

Spezza staked the Senators to an early lead 5:22 after the opening faceoff with his 16th goal of the season, but Edmonton answered with the next three.

Nail Yakupov hit Hemsky in stride with a pinpoint pass in the neutral zone, and Hemsky fended off his defender and went in on Anderson with a stuff along the goalmouth with 5:30 remaining in the opening stanza.

The power play goal ended the Oilers' 0-for-19 streak on the power play.

Midway through the second, Taylor Hall, Sam Gagner and Hemsky came down on a 3-on-3, and Hemsky was left open at the right circle, where he wristed in the go-ahead goal at the 8:58 mark.

"There's not much more that he could have done tonight," Oilers coach Dallas Eakins said. "I thought he was absolutely excellent. He was energetic, he was entertaining to watch."

Eberle made it a two-goal game 4:26 into the third, as Boyd Gordon's shot deflected off an Ottawa defender in front and found its way onto Eberle's stick on the left doorstep for a much-needed insurance goal.

Game Notes

Edmonton swept the home-and-home series ... The Senators had won five straight meetings at Rexall Place, last losing on March 14, 2004 ... Hall had two assists for the Oilers.

03/05 01:59:15 ET

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CAR 4
TOR 1
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DUKE 66
UCONN 56
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CHI 103
NYK 97
 
Final
HOU 90
NOP 99
 
2nd
SAC 54
MIL 54
 
1st
GSW 25
OKC 34
 
Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
Final
UVA 70
CLST 54
Final
LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
Final
SFLA 69
SHU 89
Final
RICH 65
SALA 54
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CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
Final
WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
Final
SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
Final
RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
Final
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
Final
MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
Final
BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
Final
PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
Final
SD 55
MNTST 53
 
Final
UAB 70
LSU 79
 
1st OT
EVAN 69
OHIO 69
 
Half
CSFU 30
CSDH 17
 
Half
ORST 48
DEP 28
 
Half
PAC 35
NEV 17
 
2nd
USF 49
PORST 22
 
Half
IDAHO 49
WALLA 18
 
Half
UTST 20
CALST 18
 
Final
PIT 1
COL 0
Final
PHI 1
FLA 2
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 5
Final
MON 1
ANA 2
 
1st
SJS 0
EDM 1
 
1st
LOS 0
STL 1
 
4th
JAC 21
TEN 13