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Horcoff's OT goal lifts Oilers past Flames

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- A pair of Edmonton newcomers helped the
Oilers to a much-needed victory.

In his home debut, Sergei Samsonov set up Shawn Horcoff's goal
3:04 into overtime and Dwayne Roloson made 18 saves against his
former team as the Oilers beat the Calgary Flames 3-2 Thursday
night.

"He is so dangerous," Horcoff said of Samsonov. "A lot of
people get caught watching him."

Roloson allowed two goals on his first eight shots and earned
his second win in five games with Edmonton. He and Samsonov were
acquired by the Oilers at the trade deadline and were introduced to
the home crowd on Thursday.

"It really is exciting," said Roloson, who shared goaltending
duties in Minnesota with Manny Fernandez. "I'm just trying to take
advantage of the playing time."

Samsonov found Horcoff alone for a backhand winner past goalie
Miikka Kiprusoff.

"It was like he was slalom skiing out there," Oilers coach
Craig MacTavish said.

Jaroslav Spacek had a goal and assist, and Jarret Stoll also
scored for Edmonton, which trails the first-place Flames by four
points in the Northwest Division.

Matthew Lombardi and Mike Leclerc scored for Calgary, which
started a season-high, seven-game road trip.

Stoll tied it 2-2 in the back-and-forth third period after
deking Kiprusoff and sliding the puck around on his forehand to
deposit it into the far side of an open net.

Spacek scored in the first period off a long point shot moments
after Kiprusoff stuffed Ryan Smyth with a post-to-post stop.

Lombardi fooled Roloson high to the glove side on the Flames'
fourth shot of the game, and the first period ended 1-1.

The Oilers killed off two penalties to open the second period
before Leclerc beat Roloson during a scramble at 9:59. Edmonton
managed just four shots in the frame.

"I think it comes down to we weren't competing hard enough,"
Lombardi said.

Game notes
Flames D Roman Hamrlik returned after missing 13 games with
a broken left hand. ... The teams will meet for the final time in
the regular season on April 1 in Calgary. ... Roloson took a
penalty for a second-period trip on Daymond Langkow.