Anaheim (25-18-10) at Edmonton (29-18-7) 9:00 pm EST
EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) -- One of the league's top road teams
this season, the Edmonton Oilers will try to wrap up a three-game
homestand on a positive note when they host the Mighty Ducks of
Anaheim on Monday.
A 17-8-4 club away from home, the Oilers have moved to 12-10-2
at Rexall Place by starting the homestand with an overtime loss
and a 3-1 win over Vancouver on Saturday.
In snapping a five-game slide at home, Edmonton got goals from
Ryan Smyth, Jarret Stoll and Raffi Torres to move within two
points of the Canucks, who enter Monday tied with Calgary for
first place in the Northwest Division.
Rookie Michael Morrison won his third straight game and improved
to 9-2-0 by making 16 saves for the Oilers, who have won 10
straight here against the Mighty Ducks.
Since a 6-3 loss to Edmonton on January 25, Anaheim has won four
of its last five to pull within four points of Colorado in the
race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere returned from a four-game layoff to make
35 saves in the Mighty Ducks' 2-0 win at San Jose on Saturday,
recording his 21st career shutout. Giguere had missed the time
due in part to disciplinary reasons after losing his cool in the
setback to the Oilers last month.
Giguere allowed five goals in the loss and received 16 penalty
minutes for twice attacking Smyth, who scored once and angered
the Anaheim netminder for his play in front of the net.