EDMONTON, Alberta – Cam Fowler's goal in the 10th round of a shootout lifted Anaheim to a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers after the Ducks blew a two-goal lead in the third period on Tuesday night.
The Ducks had a chance to win the shootout in every round after the first, but couldn't score until Fowler got a shot past Nikolai Khabibulin. The rookie defenseman, in his 24th NHL game, turned 19 on Sunday.
Joffrey Lupul had a goal to give the Ducks the lead in the shootout's first round. Taylor Hall, the top pick in this year's draft, answered in the third round for Edmonton.
Jonas Hiller made 34 saves through overtime. Khabibulin stopped 30.
Saku Koivu and Teemu Selanne scored in regulation for the Ducks, who had been shut out in their two previous games and had lost eight of 11.
Ryan Jones and Dustin Penner helped rally the Oilers, whose four-game winning streak ended.
Edmonton outshot Anaheim 10-8 in the scoreless first period, but the Ducks grabbed the lead just over five minutes into the second. Selanne made a nice pass as he crossed the blue line to Koivu, who picked the corner to Khabibulin's glove side for his 10th of the season. The goal was the first for the Ducks in 146 minutes, 5 seconds.
The Ducks took a 2-0 lead 6:32 into the third period when Selanne picked up the rebound of Andy Sutton's shot and sent a backhander between Khabibulin's pads.
Edmonton made it a one-goal game four minutes later when Ryan Jones tucked a shot under Hiller's arm for his third goal in three games.
The Oilers tied it with a power-play goal three minutes later. Penner swept a rebound of Kurtis Foster's shot into the net for his ninth of the season.
Notes: The Oilers won the first of four meetings between the teams, 4-2 at Anaheim on Nov. 21. ... Oilers forward Shawn Horcoff injured his right knee on a first-period hit by Corey Perry and didn't return. ... Selanne returned after missing two games and five of seven because of a groin injury. ... Oilers forward Ales Hemsky is expected to be out for at least a month due to a groin injury. ... Lupul played just his second game of the season. The former Oilers forward was sidelined for nearly a year because of a back operation and a subsequent blood infection. ... Hall was chosen as the NHL's third star for last week after scoring four goals in four games.