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Edmonton at Ottawa

Three-goal third period pushes Oilers past Senators

CBSSports.com wire reports
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OTTAWA -- Martin Gerber added a very satisfying victory to his successful return to the NHL.

Gerber made 22 saves and Andrew Cogliano and Gilbert Brule each had a goal and an assist in the third period to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-1 victory against the Ottawa Senators on Monday night.

The former Ottawa goalie won for the second time in two starts for Edmonton since he was recalled from Oklahoma City of the AHL. He spent last season in Russia.

"It's definitely nice to have this one in the bank," said Gerber, who played three seasons with Ottawa, backing up Ray Emery when the Senators reached the Stanley Cup Finals in 2007. "It's always emotional to play somewhere you've been around for a while and it was really great to see how the guys competed."

Gerber denied Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson on a short-handed breakaway moments before Tom Gilbert scored a power-play goal late in the second to draw the Oilers even at 1.

"He had a great game," Cogliano said. "He's a really good goalie and that breakaway in the second really kept us in the game and gave us momentum, and I thought he did a great job for us."

Cogliano deflected Brule's slap shot from the left point past Brian Elliott to give Edmonton a 2-1 lead 4:19 into the third. Brule tapped home Cogliano's centering pass at 12:48 to put the Oilers up 3-1. Dustin Penner assisted on both goals.

"I feel comfortable with Pens and Bru," Cogliano said. "I feel like we did a good job defensively all night playing against some pretty good guys in [Mike] Fisher and [Alex] Kovalev, and we were patient -- I think that's the most important thing -- patient with the game and did a good job in the third."

Taylor Hall scored into an empty net with 1:55 remaining.

Nick Foligno scored in the first for the Senators, who have lost six of eight.

Elliott stopped 21 shots after recording his second shutout of the season Saturday night in a 3-0 victory against Toronto.

"We came out pretty strong and scored the first goal," Elliott said. "That's what you want to do every game but it kind of looked like we got into a lull there and then we took a bunch of penalties in the second period and we got tired out killing all those. It's not the kind of effort we want on any given night. They kept coming and they took their chances and scored."

The Oilers, who lost 4-3 to San Jose on Saturday, play in Montreal on Wednesday night. They will wrap up their three-game trip to Eastern Canada on Thursday in Toronto.

Gilbert tied it at 2 with 1:21 left in the second while Ottawa's Chris Neil was serving a tripping penalty. The Edmonton defenseman took Sam Gagner's pass back to the left point and drove a long-range slap shot past Elliott for his fourth goal.

Ottawa took advantage of a couple of breaks to take a 1-0 lead 6:30 in.

Neil's dump-in along the right boards took an odd bounce off the glass and the puck went to Foligno in the slot. Gerber stuck out his left pad to stop Foligno's backhander, but the rebound was redirected into the net off Oilers defenseman Ladislav Smid's skate.

Notes

  • Oilers G Nikolai Khabibulin and RW Ales Hemsky, both listed as day-to-day with groin injuries, didn't play.
  • The Senators' next game is Thursday night when they meet the San Jose Sharks in Dany Heatley's first game back in Ottawa since his trade in September 2009.
  • Senators defensemen Brian Lee and David Hale were left out of the lineup.
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Either it's a really cold night in Ottawa, or Edmonton's Jordan Eberle is an unwelcome guest in Brian Elliott's net.  (Getty Images)
Either it's a really cold night in Ottawa, or Edmonton's Jordan Eberle is an unwelcome guest in Brian Elliott's net. (Getty Images)
Scoreboard
Edmonton  (7-12-4) «0134
Ottawa (11-13-1)1001
Three Stars
A. Cogliano
EDM


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 1
G. Brule
EDM


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 1
M. Gerber
EDM


Saves: 22
Save Pct.: .957

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Scoring Summary
1ST PERIOD
06:30 - Nick Foligno (1), Backhand Shot. Assist: Neil
2ND PERIOD
18:39Power Play - Tom Gilbert (4), Slap Shot. Assist: Gagner
3RD PERIOD
04:19 - Andrew Cogliano (3), Tip-In. Assist: Brule, Penner
12:48 - Gilbert Brule (4), Wrist Shot. Assist: Cogliano, Penner
18:05 - Taylor Hall (6), Empty Net. Assist: Horcoff, Eberle
Penalty Summary
1ST PERIOD
03:22Whitney, 2 min, High-Sticking
07:11Gagner, 2 min, Tripping
17:29Horcoff, 2 min, Hooking
2ND PERIOD
03:29Winchester, 2 min, High-Sticking
08:55Regin, 2 min, Delay of Game - Puck Over Glass
13:14Winchester, 2 min, Hooking
17:06Neil, 2 min, Tripping
3RD PERIOD
05:02Foligno, 2 min, Boarding
Shots On Goal
 123T
EDM710825
OTT115723
Goalies
GoalieMINSSGA
Martin Gerber60:00221
Brian Elliott59:56213
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Referees - Dave Jackson, Frederick L'Ecuyer
Linesmen - Jonny Murray, Dan Schachte
 
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