Khabibulin stops 39 in Oilers’ 2-1 victory
After a shaky start to the season, the “Bulin Wall” is standing tall in Edmonton.
“I don’t think we started too well in the game,” Khabibulin said. “But from the second period on I thought we took it to them and played pretty well.
“We know we aren’t going to score five or six goals every game so we need to win games like this too. In the playoffs the games are lower scoring so we might as well learn how to win those now.”
“I heard the horn but it happened so quick I wasn’t sure,” said Khabulin, who had allowed last-minute goals in the
“It was a six-on-three attack and our defense looked up and saw the bodies coming and just decided to back in and pray, it looked like,” Quinn said. “But for seconds it is in the net.”
“It was definitely not a good end result for us,”
“It’s not good to lose divisional games like this and let teams get an early start on us.”
Vancouver opened the scoring after several giveaways in their own zone finally came back to haunt the
Shots after the first were even at 11.
Edmonton tied the game 26 seconds into the second period as O’Sullivan corralled a hard pass from Grebeshkov at the side of the net and hammered the puck past
Khabibulin made a big save on a hard slap shot on the power play by Wellwood to keep the game tied after two periods.