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Ethan Moreau's first goal of the playoffs knotted the game 1-1 in the second period.
It wasn't exactly an Oil spill, but Edmonton proved to be quite the quail killers. The Oilers, behind 32 saves from Dwayne Roloson, beat the Ducks 2-1 to advance to their first Stanley Cup finals since 1990, becoming the first No. 8 seed ever to do so. Story
• Burnside: Return to glory
OILERS WIN 4-1
|2014 SEASON LEADERS
|Eric Staal - C - Dec 19|
Staal missed Thursday's practice with the flu but expects to play Friday, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer reports.
Mike Komisarek - D - Dec 18
Komisarek (lower body) was back at practice Tuesday, the Raleigh News and Observer reports.
Brett Bellemore - D - Dec 18
Bellemore (concussion) was back at practice Tuesday, the Raleigh News and Observer reports.
Anton Khudobin - G - Dec 18
Khudobin (ankle) remains on injured reserve but has been medically cleared to play, the Raleigh News and Observer reports.
Elias Lindholm - C - Dec 16
Lindholm will be loaned to the Swedish National Team for the World Junior Hockey Championship, TSN.ca reports.
Elias Lindholm - C - Dec 14
Lindholm (undisclosed) did not play Saturday.
|Mark Arcobello - C - Dec 19|
Arcobello is dealing with a rib injury and won't play Thursday vs. the Avalanche.
Corey Potter - D - Dec 16
Potter has been suspended for two games for his hit on Anaheim's Nick Bonino during Sunday's contest, Sportsnet.ca's Josh Rimer reports.
Ales Hemsky - RW - Dec 16
Hemsky (ribs) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Kings.
Ales Hemsky - RW - Dec 15
Hemsky (ribs) will not play Sunday against the Ducks.
|Oilers in 7
||Ducks in 5
||Oilers in 6
||Ducks in 6
||Ducks in 7
|ELIAS SAYS ...|
Fernando 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.|
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Friday, May 26
Down 3-1, Anaheim clings to hope against EdmontonAs 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 finalAfter 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 holeTo 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 OilersThe 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 anthemSan 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
Coach questions hustle as Sharks face eliminationSan Jose coach Ron Wilson wants the
Sharks to stop coasting and start hustling against the Edmonton
Sunday, May 14
Sharks fans boo 'O Canada' before Game 5 vs. OilersSan 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 pressureJoe 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 seriesWhile 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 DucksCoach 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 4The 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 249:15Ilya 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. SharksThe beleaguered Oilers returned home with their surprising playoff run in danger of coming to an abrupt end.