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Oilers 4, Red Wings 3, 2OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:48 AM

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Oilers 4, Red Wings 3, 2OT
Detroit Red Wings 3, Edmonton Oilers 4

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - The significance of the Oilers' double-overtime victory over the Detroit Red Wings wasn't lost on Jarrett Stoll.

"It's big for everything," Stoll said. "We needed that win, and we needed it bad."

Stoll's goal 8:44 into the second extra period gave Edmonton a 4-3 victory over the top-seeded Red Wings and a 2-1 lead Tuesday night in their first-round playoff series. The goal ended the Oilers' third-longest overtime game and first home playoff game in three years.

Stoll fired a shot past Manny Legace after the Detroit goalie made a nice save on Sergei Samsonov to send the frantic crowd home happy.

"I thought I had the overtime winner in my glove," Legace said. "It must have just popped off my thumb."

The Oilers will look to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference series at home Thursday night. Detroit came into the 1 vs. 8 matchup with the NHL's best regular-season record at 58-16-8.

After Edmonton blew a 3-1 lead in regulation Tuesday, it hardly seemed likely the Oilers would pull this one out at the end.

The Red Wings were celebrating almost 15 minutes into the first overtime when they thought Jason Williams won the game with a low shot off the wing.

However, video replay showed that the puck slid under the side of the goal after Oilers netminder Dwayne Roloson bumped into it and caused it to lift up slightly.

"It is tough when you think you win," said Detroit's Kirk Maltby, who scored at 2:39 of the second overtime in the opening game of the series. "We were hoping if we got off the ice soon enough, they wouldn't review it."

Roloson finished with 18 saves in the first overtime, and 44 in the game.

"This is just great for the team," Roloson said. "Emotionally, it was a very draining game."

Jaroslav Spacek, Ryan Smyth and Raffi Torres scored in regulation for the Oilers.

Henrik Zetterberg had two goals, and Mathieu Schneider added another for Detroit.

Spacek opened the scoring 4:15 into the first period when he wired a shot past Legace, taking the noise level at the already loud arena to a new high.

The Oilers responded with continued pressure until Smyth took a penalty for goaltender interference, and Zetterberg made it 1-1 at 12:05 on the power play.

It didn't last long. Rookie Brad Winchester, who scored the winner in Game 2, worked the puck behind the net to Smyth and watched as he made it 2-1 with a quick wraparound goal.

Edmonton looked as though it had the game comfortably in hand when it took a 3-1 lead to the intermission thanks to Torres' goal early in the period.

But the Oilers came out tentatively in the final 20 minutes, and the veteran Red Wings made them pay.

Zetterberg made it 3-2 at 11:52 with Edmonton's Marc-Andre Bergeron in the penalty box. Williams faked a shot, stepped around a defender and sent a perfect cross-ice pass over to Zetterberg, who chipped it into the empty goal.

Schneider tied it just 18 seconds later by hammering a low slap shot past Roloson after Steve Yzerman won a faceoff back to him.

"We played a so-so first two periods," Legace said. "And we couldn't buy a goal in overtime."

Notes: Red Wings D Jiri Fischer, who collapsed on the bench during a November game due to a heart condition, made his first road trip since he was forced to stop playing. ... Edmonton LW Ethan Moreau missed a third straight game because of a groin injury. ... The previous home playoff game in Edmonton was April 19, 2003.

scoring summary
1st Period
04:17
EDM
Jaroslav Spacek (1) ASST: Brad Winchester (1), Ryan Smyth (1)
1 - 0 EDM
12:05
DET
PPG - Henrik Zetterberg (2) ASST: Mathieu Schneider (3), Niklas Kronwall (2)
1 - 1 Tie
16:38
EDM
Ryan Smyth (1) ASST: Brad Winchester (2), Shawn Horcoff (2)
2 - 1 EDM
2nd Period
02:38
EDM
PPG - Raffi Torres (1) ASST: Chris Pronger (2), Shawn Horcoff (3)
3 - 1 EDM
3rd Period
11:52
DET
PPG - Henrik Zetterberg (3) ASST: Jason Williams (1), Nicklas Lidstrom (1)
3 - 2 EDM
12:10
DET
Mathieu Schneider (1) ASST: Steve Yzerman (3)
3 - 3 Tie
1st OT Period
NONE
2nd OT Period
08:44
EDM
Jarret Stoll (2) ASST: Sergei Samsonov (2), Shawn Horcoff (4)
4 - 3 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
04:52
DET
Andreas Lilja  Cross checking against  Jarret Stoll
08:51
DET
Henrik Zetterberg  Hooking against  Shawn Horcoff
10:06
DET
Johan Franzen  Interference against  Sergei Samsonov
10:10
EDM
Ales Hemsky  Hooking
10:42
EDM
Ryan Smyth  Interference on goalkeeper against  Manny Legace
18:31
EDM
Dwayne Roloson  Tripping against  Tomas Holmstrom
18:31
DET
Tomas Holmstrom  Interference against  Dwayne Roloson
18:31
DET
Tomas Holmstrom  Holding
19:31
DET
Chris Chelios  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
2nd Period
01:29
DET
Kris Draper  Interference against  Chris Pronger
03:32
EDM
Ryan Smyth  Interference on goalkeeper against  Manny Legace
09:54
EDM
Dick Tarnstrom  Hooking against  Steve Yzerman
13:10
DET
Andreas Lilja  Boarding against  Jarret Stoll
3rd Period
03:34
EDM
Jarret Stoll  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
05:17
DET
Brett Lebda  Diving against  Shawn Horcoff
05:17
EDM
Shawn Horcoff  Tripping against  Brett Lebda
08:53
EDM
Rem Murray  Holding against  Steve Yzerman
11:41
EDM
Marc-Andre Bergeron  Hi-sticking against  Kirk Maltby
18:43
DET
Nicklas Lidstrom  Hooking
1st OT Period
04:28
EDM
Jaroslav Spacek  Hooking
06:07
DET
Jason Williams  Hooking against  Jarret Stoll
08:29
EDM
Michael Peca  Hooking against  Robert Lang
2nd OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Manny Legace
SA: 32TOI: 88:44
Saves: 28EV: 19 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .875SH: 3 - 3
Dwayne Roloson
Dwayne Roloson
SA: 47TOI: 88:27
Saves: 44EV: 29 - 30
PIM: 2PP: 14 - 16
SV%: .936SH: 1 - 1

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