Edmonton 3, Columbus 0

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Columbus 22-41-2-5 13-19-1-2 9-22-1-3 L3
Edmonton 27-36-2-5 17-15-2-2 10-21-0-3 W1


OILERS 3, BLUE JACKETS 0: Devan Dubnyk made 22 saves and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins collected a goal and an assist as host Edmonton won a contest pitting the two teams with the fewest points in the NHL.
Taylor Hall scored for the fourth consecutive game and Linus Omark added an empty-net goal for the Oilers, who showed some fire after coach Tom Renney publicly blasting them following a 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Monday.
After outshooting Columbus by a 12-3 margin in a scoreless first period, Edmonton finally broke through at the 7:40 mark in the second. Nugent-Hopkins wristed a shot from the slot past Curtis Sanford for his 16th goal - and first since Feb. 29.
Hall doubled the advantage with five seconds left in the session. Nugent-Hopkins' shot was tipped by Shawn Horcoff and Hall alertly batted in the rebound for his 27th goal.
Dubnyk preserved his second shutout of the season and fourth career by stopping all nine shots in the third period.
Sanford, who finished with 24 saves, suffered his fifth straight loss since coming off injured reserve (back).
Edmonton snapped a three-game losing skid with its fifth win in 18 outings. ... Columbus, which went 0 for 4 on the power play, has failed to score on its last 28 opportunities with the man advantage. ... The Blue Jackets have dropped three in a row after winning a season-best four straight.

Top Game Performances

Columbus   Edmonton
N/A Points Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 2
N/A Goals Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 1
N/A Assists Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 1
N/A Power Play Goals Taylor Hall 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Curtis Sanford .923 Save Percentage Devan Dubnyk 1.000
Curtis Sanford 24 Saves Devan Dubnyk 22

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Columbus 22 0 0-4 3-4 8 27
Edmonton 27 3 1-4 4-4 8 26

Upcoming Games

  • Edmonton will play its next game at home against Calgary. The Oilers have a W/L % of .346 after a win and .409 after a loss.
  • Columbus will play its next game on the road against Vancouver. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .217 after a win and .362 after a loss.
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