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Torres, Dvorak grease wheels in Oilers' third win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Edmonton Oilers ruined a special
night for the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

Radek Dvorak's power-play goal with 11:40 to play broke the
final tie and lifted Edmonton to a 4-2 victory over the Mighty
Ducks in their home opener on Monday night.

Dvorak put a rebound of a shot by Chris Pronger past goalie J.S.
Giguere to give the Oilers a 3-2 lead. Raffi Torres added an empty
net goal, his second of the game and fourth of the season, to help
the Oilers (3-0-0) remain unbeaten.

"I think everything is working well right now," Torres said.
"Our penalty killing is keeping in us in the games. We're just a
team right now."

While Edmonton was scoring three of its goals on the power play
and ruining the home opener for the revamped Ducks franchise.
Anaheim was 0-for-7 on the power play, including four opportunities
in the third period.

"We need to do a better job of killing penalties and we when we
get on the power play, we need to score some goals," said Anaheim
captain Scott Niedermayer who was signed as a free agent in August.
The addition of the Norris Trophy-winning defenseman is one of
several major changes the franchise has undergone in the past five
months.

Henry and Susan Samueli purchased the team from the Walt Disney
Company in June. They dropped a ceremonial first puck Monday and
then watched as the team initially showcased the "up-tempo" style
new general manager Brian Burke has promised and that new coach
Randy Carlyle had delivered in the team's first two games.

Teemu Selanne and Corey Perry scored in the first period as the
Ducks outshot Edmonton 11-4 and took a 2-0 lead. Perry's goal was
his first in the NHL.

Edmonton started its rally with a deflected goal by Torres early
in the second period. Marty Reasoner tied the game, on another
power play, at 13:22 of the second.

"We had a couple bad breaks on the first couple of goals, and
we were pretty good after that," Edmonton coach Craig McTavish
said. "We came out in the second period and really took the game
away from them."

Pronger assisted on Reasoner's goal, his first point with the
Oilers after being acquired in a trade with St. Louis in August.

Edmonton goalie Jussi Markkanen made 31 saves.

The Oilers were playing their first game since losing veteran
forward Ryan Smyth with a sprained ligament in his left knee.
Smyth, who led the Oilers in scoring during the 2003-04 season, was
injured in Saturday's game at Vancouver. He is out indefinitely.

Game notes
Anaheim assigned F Dustin Penner to Portland of the AHL on
Monday. ... Mighty Ducks D Jason Marshall made a return appearance
at the Pond after being signed as free agent this summer. Marshall
skated for Anaheim from 1995-2001. He picked up an assist on
Perry's goal ... Singer Eddie Money sang the national anthem, and
performed between the first and second periods.