Hall has goal, 2 assists in Oilers' win over Ducks

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 6, 2014 at 11:20 pm •  Published: April 6, 2014
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The Ducks took a 1-0 lead just 1:20 into the game. Edmonton goalie Viktor Fasth made the initial stop on Silfverberg, but the rebound caromed off of teammate Sam Gagner and trickled into the net.

The Oilers nearly tied it with five minutes left in the first when Perron made a nice pass to a hard-charging Ryan Smyth, but Hiller quickly came across and made the save.

The Oilers did get even six minutes into the second period with a power-play goal when Hall banked a puck in off Hiller with a shot from the side of the net for his 27th of the season.

Perron kept pace with Hall for the team's goal-scoring lead three minutes later while Edmonton was short-handed. He beat Hiller with an off-balance shot from the right circle for his 27th. It was Edmonton's fourth short-handed goal of the season.

The Oilers took a 3-1 lead with just over three minutes left in the second period when Eberle swung a puck out front, and the rebound remained loose in the crease before a pinching Schultz tapped it in.

The Ducks got back within a goal during a power play just 25 seconds into the third period when Perry tipped a Ryan Getzlaf's long wrist shot from the point past Fasth for his 42nd goal.

Edmonton withstood a ton of pressure before getting an insurance goal. Eberle also scored his team-leading 27th with an empty-net goal.

Fasth made 34 saves to earn his first win against his former team.

"The guys played great in front of me," Fasth said. "They cleared a lot of rebounds and blocked a lot of shots. It was a great team effort.

"Of course it is special to play against them and get the win. I have a lot of friends on that team and played for them for a year."

NOTES: It was the fifth and final meeting between the Oilers and Ducks this season. Anaheim went 3-1-1 in the series. The Ducks had won 12 of the past 15 games in Edmonton. ... The Ducks allowed six first-period goals in their three games heading into Edmonton. ... With the playoffs looming, Anaheim rested its two oldest players, Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu. The Ducks were also without G Frederik Andersen (upper body) and D Cam Fowler (knee). ... LW Jesse Joensuu (ankle), LW Ryan Jones (knee), RW Tyler Pitlick (knee), LW Luke Gazdic (shoulder), RW Nail Yakupov (ankle) and D Andrew Ference (chest) sat out for Edmonton.