Series (Game 2 of 4)

Edmonton leads 3-0

Game 1: Friday, December 12th
Game 2: Friday, February 27th
Game 3: Tuesday, March 2nd
Game 4: Sunday, March 28th

Oilers 7

(26-27-1, 63 pts)

Coyotes 2

(20-25-4, 59 pts)

9:00 PM ET, February 27, 2004

Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona

1 2 3 T
EDM 1 5 17
ARI 0 1 12

Top Skaters

Edmonton: E. Moreau - 2 G, 1 A, 2 SOG, +3

Arizona: J. Taffe - 1 G, 1 A, 2 SOG,

Edmonton (25-27-10-1) at Phoenix (20-24-15-4) 9:00 pm EST

GLENDALE, Arizona (Ticker) -- The Edmonton Oilers hope to rebound from a poor showing by their penalty-killing unit Friday night as they visit the Phoenix Coyotes.

Edmonton had a three-game unbeaten streak (2-0-1) snapped with Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. In the opener of a three-game road trip, the Oilers gave up a pair of power-play goals.

The loss dropped the Oilers to 1-6-2 in their last nine road games. They are 10th in the Western Conference, nine points for the eighth and final playoff spot.

Phoenix is two points behind EDmonton and is playing its second game under interim coach Rick Bowness after Bob Francis was fired on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the Coyotes blew a two-goal lead and suffered a 4-3 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Jan Hrdina and Mike Sillinger scored in the first period and defenseman Cale Hulse tallied to give Phoenix a 3-1 lead 5:21 into the second.

Edmonton is 5-1-1-2 in its last nine meetings with the Coyotes.