EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- A pair of Edmonton newcomers helped the
Oilers to a much-needed victory.
"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
"It was like he was slalom skiing out there," Oilers coach
Craig MacTavish said.
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,"
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.