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Hendricks, Oilers edge Sabres

Buffalo, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Hendricks scored the winner in the third period as the Edmonton Oilers took a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday.

Jeff Petry and Justin Schultz also scored for the Oilers, who have won four of their last five games. Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 42 shots in the win.

"He played great because we put him behind the eight ball a lot with all the penalties we took and shots we gave up," said Schultz of Bryzgalov. "He really came up big several times tonight."

Steve Ott and Drew Stafford scored for the Sabres, who have lost seven straight games at home. Jhonas Enroth turned away 25 shots in defeat.

With the score tied in the third period, Edmonton went up while shorthanded, as Boyd Gordon got a lead pass through the middle to Hendricks, who sticked the puck back and forth before flicking in a wrister just 57 seconds in.

From there it was all Bryzgalov as he stopped 13 shots in the third period, including a big glove save on a slap shot from Alexander Sulzer with 36 seconds to play and the Buffalo net empty for an extra attacker.

The Oilers scored just 32 seconds in as Petry scored from the slot on a backhand for his fourth goal of the year.

Buffalo got the goal back, though, on the power play at 8:04 of the first as Tyler Myers' shot from the right circle was stopped, but Ott was able to just get the rebound over the goalline before it was swept away.

Skating shorthanded, the Sabres took a 2-1 lead just inside the final minute of the first period as Stafford skated in down the right wing and wristed a shot past Bryzgalov's glove.

"I thought Drew, the way he shot that puck, that's what we want to see," said Buffalo interim coach Ted Nolan said. "He's a big power forward and he's starting to get his confidence back."

Edmonton tied the game at 16:45 of the second period on a rush play that saw David Perron sent a pass from the slot to the right circle where Schultz wristed it into the left corner.

Game Notes

Edmonton plays in New York against the Rangers on Thursday ... Buffalo hosts Pittsburgh on Wednesday ... Edmonton had lost six straight against Buffalo, winning for the first time since Oct. 16, 2003 ... Buffalo went 1-for-6 on the power play, while Edmonton was 0-for-5.

02/04 01:29:26 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
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2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
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y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2
 
Final
PHI 1
ATL 0
Final
DET 7
CLE 5
Final
MIN 7
TOR 0
Final
TEX 8
SEA 6
Final
SFG 1
LOS 2
Final
SDP 1
COL 3
Final
PIT 11
MIL 2
Final
WAS 0
STL 8
Final
TAM 2
NYY 10
Final
MIN 9
TOR 5
Final
CWS 1
BOS 3
Final
HOU 1
KAN 5
Final
NYR 4
PHI 1
3rd Intermission
STL 3
CHI 3
 
3rd
COL 2
MIN 4
 
2nd
SJS 3
LOS 0
 
Final
DUR 3
NOR 2