Dwayne Roloson made 39 saves, and Kyle Brodziak scored two goals in the Edmonton Oilers' 4-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
The Oilers, cheered loudly in just their second visit to the Air Canada Centre since the lockout, ended a four-game road losing streak.
Ales Hemsky and Fernando Pisani also scored for the Oilers.
Alexei Ponikarovsky scored for Toronto.
The game got off to an unusual start when a boisterous group of Edmonton fans started chanting "Let's Go Oilers! Let's Go Oilers!"
As if that wasn't strange enough, each team had a player suffer an injury on a pretty harmless play. Leafs defenceman Mike Van Ryn got tangled up with Marc-Antoine Pouliot and hobbled off the ice favoring his left leg. The Oilers then lost Ladislav Smid after a collision with Nikolai Kulemin.
Maple Leafs defenseman Jonas Frogren also left the game in the first period, forcing the team's remaining four blue-liners to take plenty of extra shifts.
The scoring didn't start until the second period, when Toronto outshot Calgary 17-5 in the frame and got outscored 3-1.
Ponikarovsky got the Leafs on the board at 1:08 after collecting his own rebound and faking Roloson out of position on a power play.
It was basically the only mistake the Edmonton goalie made all evening and it didn't matter much because his team got the goal back quickly. Hemsky scored 21 seconds later after taking a nice breakaway pass from Shawn Horcoff and beating Martin Gerber with a low shot.
Gerber was making his first home start for the Leafs since being plucked off waivers and didn't look nearly as sharp as he did during a winning debut in Washington.
Brodziak gave Edmonton a 2-1 lead at 8:34 by chipping the puck past Ian White and shooting it between Gerber's legs on a breakaway. Pisani extended that advantage just over two minutes later when he beat the Leafs goalie high to the blocker side.
The Oilers carried that 3-1 lead into the third period and played a solid final 20 minutes to finish off the victory.
That was an especially welcome feeling after the recent struggles away from Rexall Place. The night ended similar to how it started _ with Oilers fans cheering an empty- net goal by Brodziak.
Notes:@ Roloson started his 21st straight game in goal for the Oilers ... Local boys Andrew Cogliano and Sam Gagner appeared in an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre for the first time ... Doug Armstrong, Canada's GM at the upcoming IIHF World Championship, was in attendance on Canada Night.
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