Boston at Edmonton

Ryder's goal, assist help surging Bruins top Oilers

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EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Boston Bruins shouldn't be all that eager to return home.

Michael Ryder had a goal and an assist to send surging Boston to yet another win on the road, 3-2 over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.

Nathan Horton and Rich Peverley also scored for the Northeast Division-leading Bruins, who have won five straight on their six-game road trip.

"This trip has been a great opportunity for us to introduce our new players to the hockey club by being on the road," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "The timing was good. We've got a better record on the road than we do at home. We seem to play some really good, smart games on the road. Hopefully we can carry that back to Boston and be a little bit better there."

Ales Hemsky and Gilbert Brule had goals for the Oilers, who have lost two in a row and three of four. Brule was back in the lineup after sitting out 27 of the past 30 games with an illness.

"We competed and we didn't let numbers bother us," Edmonton coach Tom Renney said after his team was outshot 40-17. "We just kept playing and wouldn't go away, which is important. We did everything we could to play through it and play with them.

"I thought we did a pretty darn good job against one of the better teams in the National Hockey League."

It was the first NHL game between Edmonton left wing Taylor Hall and Boston center Tyler Seguin, picked first and second, respectively, in the 2010 entry draft. Hall entered with 40 points while Seguin had 21 in six fewer games.

"I thought we were able to stay consistent through a full 60 minutes," Seguin said. "They stayed in there, they had their chances, but we were able to pull through."

The Oilers, often victims of early goals against this season, started the game off quickly themselves for a change as Hemsky collected a rebound and slid it under Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask just 1:05 in.

Boston came back to tie it with 4½ minutes left in the opening period. Ryder scooped up a rebound and waited for Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk to go down before sending a shot into the top of the net for his 17th of the season.

The Bruins went ahead with 1:21 left in the first as David Krejci faked a shot before sending it over to Horton, who had an empty net to shoot into.

Boston outshot the Oilers 15-5 in the first period.

"They're big, they're fast and they work hard. More than anything, I think, it's their work ethic and their speed," Hall said. "This whole year is about learning and there's a lot to learn about how to play against big, hardworking guys like that."

The Bruins continued to dominate play in the second period but weren't rewarded until the final minute when Ryder fed Peverley, who deked Dubnyk to score his first goal with the Bruins since coming over in a trade with Atlanta.

Boston had a 32-12 lead on the shot clock after 40 minutes.

The Oilers got back into the game just more than 3 minutes into the third as Brule rifled a shot from the far edge of the faceoff circle past a screened Rask.

The Bruins close out their six-game trip Tuesday in Ottawa.

Notes

  • It's been eight games and more than 10 years since Edmonton last defeated Boston in October 2000.
  • The Bruins shut out the Oilers 2-0 the previous time they met last season.
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Chris Kelly jumps while screening the Oilers' Devan Dubnyk as the Bruins pick up another road win. (Getty Images)
Chris Kelly jumps while screening the Oilers' Devan Dubnyk as the Bruins pick up another road win. (Getty Images)

Scoreboard
Boston  (36-19-7) «2103
Edmonton (20-35-8)1012
Three Stars
M. Ryder
BOS


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 1
G. Brule
EDM


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0
N. Horton
BOS


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0
Scoring Summary
1ST PERIOD
01:05 - Ales Hemsky (14), Wrist Shot. Assist: Vandermeer, Penner
15:30 - Michael Ryder (17), Wrist Shot. Assist: Lucic, McQuaid
18:39 - Nathan Horton (17), Snap Shot. Assist: Krejci, Seidenberg
2ND PERIOD
19:08 - Rich Peverley (15), Wrist Shot. Assist: Ryder, Kelly
3RD PERIOD
03:14 - Gilbert Brule (7), Slap Shot. Assist: Eberle, Strudwick
Penalty Summary
1ST PERIOD
08:27Peckham, 5 min, Fighting
08:27Horton, 5 min, Fighting
2ND PERIOD
16.0McQuaid, 2 min, Tripping
02:26Foster, 2 min, Tripping
08:01Hall, 2 min, Roughing
3RD PERIOD
03:38Marchand, 5 min, Fighting
03:38Cogliano, 5 min, Fighting
04:57Lucic, 5 min, Fighting
04:57Vandermeer, 5 min, Fighting
Shots On Goal
 123T
BOS1517840
EDM57517
Goalies
GoalieMINSSGA
Tuukka Rask60:00152
Devan Dubnyk58:30373
Game Information
Attendance - 16839
Referees - Kyle Rehman, Kevin Pollock
Linesmen - Lonnie Cameron, Mike Cvik
 
Other Games
TB 2 Final
NYR 1
Colu 2 Final
Nash 3
NJ 2 Final
Fla 1
Tor 2 Final
OT
Atl 3
Pho 3 Final
Chi 4
Colo 2 Final
Ana 3
StL 0 Final
Cal 1