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Penner helps Oilers down Ducks

ANAHEIM, California (AP) -- Dustin Penner scored twice against

his former teammates, Dwayne Roloson made 51 saves, and the

Edmonton Oilers beat Anaheim, 5-3, on Friday night to vault over

the Ducks in the battle for a playoff berth.

Edmonton moved into seventh with 81 points in the race for the

eight Western Conference playoff spots. Anaheim and Nashville

are tied for eighth place with 80 points.

The Ducks set a regular-season franchise record with their 54

shots. The Oilers got off just 20 shots, and were outshot 24-3

in the third period.

Ending a three-game losing skid and snapping the Ducks' win

streak at five, the Oilers scored on their first two shots for a

2-0 lead just 1:48 in, then added another pair of goals just

nine seconds apart in the second period.

Anaheim goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere was pulled twice and

replaced by Jonas Hiller, the first time after giving up two

goals on the opening two shots, and the second and last time

after allowing two more goals in the second period.

Ryan Getzlaf led the Ducks with two goals and an assist, and

Corey Perry scored at 3:25 of the third period to narrow the gap

to 4-3 before Edmonton's Ales Kotalik added an empty-net goal

with 12 seconds remaining.

Penner scored his second of the game and 17th of the season with

a shot from near the right post at 2:40 of the second, sliding

the puck into the net just inside the left post. Kyle Brodziak

immediately followed with a 35-foot slap shot from the slot that

sailed past Giguere, who was screened on the play, giving

Edmonton a 4-2 pad at 2:49 of the second.

Perry scored his 27th goal when he skated from behind the goal

line, all the way across the slot, then wristed a shot past


Penner scored his first of the night just 1:11 in. Fernando

Pisani made it 2-0 37 seconds later, and Anaheim coach Randy

Carlyle pulled Giguere. But, following a skirmish between the

Ducks' George Parros and the Oilers' Jean-Francois Jacques that

stopped the clock, Giguere returned and Hiller left after only

two seconds had ticked off.

After putting each of its first two shots in the net, Edmonton

got off just two more the rest of the period.

Getzlaf narrowed the margin to 2-1 at 5:54 of the first.

Penner's 16th goal was set up by Shawn Horcoff, who sliced

across the crease and slid a pass between Giguere's pads to

Penner near the right post. Pisani notched his fifth of the

season with a 20-footer down the slot that beat Giguere high on

the glove side.

Perry passed across the crease to Getzlaf just to the right of

the crease to set up the Ducks' first goal.


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