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NHL Playoffs:
Alex Ovechkin Alex Ovechkin
G: 39
Nicklas Backstrom Nicklas Backstrom
A: 46
Nicklas Backstrom Nicklas Backstrom
Pts: 64
Complete Leaders
Viktor Fasth Viktor Fasth
GAA: 3.41
Carey Price Carey Price
SV: .935
Pekka Rinne Pekka Rinne
W: 35
Complete Leaders
Team Stats
Hurricanes 73 60 2.92 2.40 24.0 85.4
Oilers 70 61 2.92 2.54 17.0 86.1
Sabres 60 49 3.33 2.72 16.2 82.6
Ducks 46 36 2.88 2.25 10.8 88.5
Senators 36 29 3.60 2.90 25.0 87.3
Sharks 29 29 2.64 2.64 15.3 80.6
Devils 27 21 3.00 2.33 19.0 75.6
Avalanche 22 31 2.44 3.44 09.6 86.0
CarRyan Murphy - D - Feb 20
Murphy (leg) took shots on the ice prior to Friday's morning skate, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer reports.

EdmNail Yakupov - RW - Feb 24
Yakupov (groin) won't play Tuesday against the Wild.

Nail Yakupov - RW - Feb 24
Yakupov (undisclosed) is unlikely to play Tuesday versus the Wild, according to the Oilers web site.

Nail Yakupov - RW - Feb 23
Yakupov (undisclosed) was forced to leave practice early Monday, according to the Oilers web site.

Jeff Petry - D - Feb 23
Petry (ribs) could return to the lineup Tuesday, according to the Oilers web site.

Nikita Nikitin - D - Feb 23
Nikitin (shoulder) was skating with the team Monday, according to the Oilers web site.

Tyler Pitlick - RW - Feb 23
Pitlick (spleen) was skating with the team Monday, according to the Oilers web site.

Jeff Petry - D - Feb 21
Petry (ribs) is out for Saturday's game against the Ducks, Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports.

Justin Schultz - D - Feb 20
Schultz left Friday's contest against the Wild with a facial injury.

Jeff Petry - D - Feb 20
Petry and the Oilers are involved in talks for a new contract, according to the Oilers web site.

Jeff Petry - D - Feb 20
Petry (ribs) will sit out Friday's game against the Wild.

Luke Gazdic - LW - Feb 20
Gazdic (face) isn't expected to play Friday against the Wild, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

Rob Klinkhammer - LW - Feb 20
Klinkhammer (paternity) agreed to a one-year, $725,000 extension with the Oilers on Friday, Bob Stauffer of 630 CHED reports.

Anton Lander - C - Feb 20
Lander (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Friday.

Jeff Petry - D - Feb 19
Petry (ribs) indicated the he felt better Thursday after leaving Wednesday's game against the Bruins with the injury, Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports.






Oilers in 7 Ducks in 5 Oilers in 6 Ducks in 6 Ducks in 7
Edmonton OilersFernando Pisani of the Oilers scored his ninth goal Tuesday, tying him for the NHL lead with the Sharks' Patrick Marleau, who was eliminated. Pisani, who scored 18 goals during the regular season, could become the first player to lead all playoff goal scorers after a sub-20 goal season since Sergei Fedorov in 1998.

Friday, May 26
Down 3-1, Anaheim clings to hope against Edmonton
As the Oilers threatened to sweep, Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle made a goalie switch -- going back to Jean-Sebastien Giguere -- and did some line-mixing. Both worked, with the Ducks taking a 6-3 victory in Edmonton on Thursday.
Sunday, May 22
Edmonton returns home two wins from Stanley Cup final
After taking the first two games of the Western Conference final in Anaheim, the Oilers returned to Edmonton on Monday two victories from their first Stanley Cup final since 1990. Edmonton has won six straight games entering Tuesday night's Game 3.
Saturday, May 20
Ducks hope net traffic will keep them out of 0-2 hole
To avoid sinking into a deep hole, the Mighty Ducks figure they must put heavy traffic in front of Edmonton's Dwayne Roloson.
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Tuesday, May 16
Desperate Sharks determined to rally against Oilers
The Sharks are down 3-2 in their second-round playoff series after three consecutive losses to the Oilers.
Monday, May 15
San Jose mayor apologizes for boos during anthem
San Jose's mayor apologized Monday for the behavior of Sharks fans who loudly booed the Canadian national anthem before Game 5 of a second-round playoff series against the Edmonton Oilers.
Coach questions hustle as Sharks face elimination
San Jose coach Ron Wilson wants the Sharks to stop coasting and start hustling against the Edmonton Oilers.
Sunday, May 14
Sharks fans boo 'O Canada' before Game 5 vs. Oilers
San Jose Sharks fans loudly booed the Canadian national anthem Sunday night before Game 5 of their team's second-round playoff series with the Edmonton Oilers.
Saturday, May 13
Sharks remain confident despite Oilers' playoff pressure
Joe Thornton figured his first playoff run with the Sharks had been almost too easy. Two tough losses in Edmonton brought the big center back to postseason reality.
Mighty Ducks rest, await winner of Sharks-Oilers series
While San Jose and Edmonton play on in the Western Conference semifinals, the Mighty Ducks rest and wait.
Friday, May 12
Carlyle uses variety of tactics to motivate Ducks
Coach Randy Carlyle likes to draw on his experiences as a former NHL player to motivate the Mighty Ducks.
Thursday, May 11
After triple OT, Oilers, Sharks prep for Game 4
The Oilers and Sharks are going full-tilt in what is quickly becoming a playoff series that'll be talked about for years.
Tuesday, May 9
Shutout streak for Ducks' Bryzgalov ends at 249:15
Ilya Bryzgalov gave up a first-period goal, ending his scoreless streak at 249 minutes, 15 seconds.
Oilers return home facing 0-2 series deficit vs. Sharks
The beleaguered Oilers returned home with their surprising playoff run in danger of coming to an abrupt end.

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