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Oilers beat Lightning in shootout

Jordan Eberle and Linus Omark — making his NHL debut — scored in a shootout and Nikolai Khabibulin stopped both Tampa Bay attempts in the tiebreaker to give the Edmonton Oilers their fifth victory in six games, 4-3 over the Lightning on Friday night.

Eberle opened the shootout by beating Dan Ellis with a wrist shot after a series of high-speed dekes, and Omark ended it in the third round, spinning around in the high slot, faking a slap shot and firing a snap shot through Ellis' legs. Khabibulin stopped Marc-Antoine Pouliot's backhander in the first round, then caught Lightning star Steven Stamkos' close-range slap shot in the second.

Khabulin made 38 saves in regulation and overtime. Tampa Bay outshot Edmonton 17-1 in the third.

Stamkos tied it midway through the third, ending a six-game goal drought with his 22nd of the season.

Ryan Malone and Randy Jones also scored in regulation for the Lightning.

Rookie star Taylor Hall scored his 10th goal for Edmonton, and Magnus Paajarvi and Tom Gilbert added goals.

On Tuesday night, the Oilers lost to Anaheim in the 10th round of a shootout.

NOTES: The Oilers are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games and 11-12-5 overall. ... The Lightning (15-10-4) have lost two in a row and five of their last seven. ... It was the only meeting this season between the teams. ... Omark was called up from the Oilers' AHL affiliate in Oklahoma City along with Ryan O'Marra to replace injured forwards Ales Hemsky and Shawn Horcoff.