Series (Game 1 of 1)

Edmonton leads 1-0

Game 1: Tuesday, January 10th

Oilers 3

(24-15-4, 52 pts)

Penguins 1

(11-22-9, 31 pts)

7:30 PM ET, January 10, 2006

Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1 2 3 T
EDM 1 0 23
PIT 0 0 11

S. Horcoff (Oilers - C): Goals: 3, Assists: 0

R. Smyth (Oilers - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

K. Koltsov (Penguins - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

Edmonton (23-15-4) at Pittsburgh (11-21-9) 7:30 pm EST

Edmonton (23-15-4) at Pittsburgh (11-21-9) 7:30 pm EST

PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- The slumping Edmonton Oilers hope to rebound from a tough loss when they visit rookie sensation Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday.

Since winning five straight from December 15-23, the Oilers have dropped four of six and have fallen five points behind the first-place Calgary Flames in the Northwest Division standings.

Edmonton rallied for a late surge Saturday but ultimately fell short in a 3-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Ryan Smyth scored his team-leading 19th goal, Shawn Horcoff tallied and Ales Hemsky registered a pair of assists for the Oilers, who attempted 38 shots against Maple Leafs backup goaltender Mikael Tellqvist.

Edmonton looks to snap its eight-game winless streak at Mellon Arena when it visits a Pittsburgh squad which has lost three of four.

The Penguins dropped a 4-3 decision to the Atlanta Thrashers on Saturday. Crosby registered a pair of assists and fellow rookie Michel Ouellet tallied twice and assisted on another for Pittsburgh, which fell to 6-10-5 at home this season.