Nashville
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49-25-8
Edmonton
Oilers
41-28-13

31 SOG
35 SOG
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game recap

Oilers 4, Predators 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:48 AM

Associated Press

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Oilers 4, Predators 2
Nashville Predators 2, Edmonton Oilers 4

EDMONTON, Alberta, (AP) - Ryan Smyth's deft hands helped Edmonton get back on track.

Smyth made a nifty move to beat Nashville goalie Tomas Vokoun on a penalty shot and give the Oilers a 4-2 win over the Predators on Friday night.

"I got lucky, I guess," said Smyth, who lifted a capacity crowd of 16,839 to its feet with his team-leading 16th goal. "It worked out."

Shawn Horcoff, Jason Smith and Jarret Stoll also scored for Edmonton, which had lost two in a row after winning six straight. Smyth also had an assist.

Smyth scored his second penalty shot of the season off a backhand-forehand move after Tomas Vokoun's stick came out of his hand during an earlier rush.

"He is really good on penalty shots," Horcoff said of Smyth. "He sold the backhand hard, and made a great move."

Nashville was 0-for-6 on power plays.

"It's been awful," Steve Sullivan said. "Teams are starting to pressure us more than they used to."

Scott Hartnell and Sullivan scored for Nashville, which has lost two straight after a six-game winning streak.

Jussi Markkanen made 29 saves for Edmonton. Vokoun stopped 31 shots for the Predators.

Stoll's goal on a two-man advantage extended his scoring streak to five games.

Edmonton enforcer Georges Laraques, promoted to the second line, nearly scored his first goal since March 16, 2004, after a pair of chances in the third.

"Georges has revealed another gear," Oilers coach Craig MacTavish. "He was flying."

Notes: On Dec. 30, Wayne Gretzky scored five goals in a home game for Edmonton against Philadelphia to set a new NHL record of 50 goals in 39 games ... D Cory Cross sat for the Oilers to make room for D Matt Greene, who made his NHL debut.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
01:08
EDM
Shawn Horcoff (9) ASST: NONE
1 - 0 EDM
02:46
NSH
Scott Hartnell (13) ASST: Ryan Suter (9)
1 - 1 Tie
10:18
EDM
Jason Smith (3) ASST: Michael Peca (8), Todd Harvey (2)
2 - 1 EDM
3rd Period
01:23
EDM
PPG - PS - Ryan Smyth (16) ASST: NONE
3 - 1 EDM
14:50
NSH
Steve Sullivan (17) ASST: Yanic Perreault (12), Dan Hamhuis (18)
3 - 2 EDM
16:41
EDM
PPG - Jarret Stoll (13) ASST: Shawn Horcoff (29), Ryan Smyth (14)
4 - 2 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
04:46
EDM
Michael Peca  Holding against  Martin Erat
12:55
NSH
Adam Hall  Hooking against  Ethan Moreau
17:51
EDM
Jarret Stoll  Holding against  Paul Kariya
2nd Period
03:08
EDM
Brad Winchester  Interference against  Darcy Hordichuk
06:19
NSH
Marek Zidlicky  Holding the stick against  Ryan Smyth
07:30
NSH
Scott Hartnell  Too many men/ice - bench
15:37
EDM
Matt Greene  Interference against  Jordin Tootoo
15:37
EDM
Matt Greene  Roughing against  Jordin Tootoo
17:48
NSH
Dan Hamhuis  Tripping against  Shawn Horcoff
17:48
NSH
Dan Hamhuis  Holding against  Shawn Horcoff
3rd Period
10:20
EDM
Raffi Torres  Hi-sticking
15:48
NSH
Scott Hartnell  Interference against  Ethan Moreau
16:08
NSH
Danny Markov  Hooking against  Jarret Stoll
18:03
NSH
Marek Zidlicky  Hi-sticking against  Fernando Pisani
20:00
NSH
Kimmo Timonen  Unsportsmanlike conduct
20:00
NSH
Kimmo Timonen  Misconduct (10 min)
goalie stats
Tomas Vokoun
SA: 35TOI: 59:51
Saves: 31EV: 25 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 5
SV%: .886SH: 3 - 3
Jussi Markkanen
Jussi Markkanen
SA: 31TOI: 59:56
Saves: 29EV: 17 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 9
SV%: .935SH: 3 - 3

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