Oduro said his goal was critical and motivated the team going into the locker room.
Oduro said his goal was critical and motivated the team going into the locker room.in Announcements Wed May 20, 2015 9:43 am
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The Edmonton Oilers are back on the road again hoping to snap a 0-6-6 losing skid as the visitors when they head to St. Louis to face the Blues. David Backes, Vladimir Tarasenko and the Blues will be heavily favored to notch a fifth straight win and hand the Oilers a 13th straight road defeat Tuesday night. Edmonton starts a four-game trip as it tries to end the road slide dating back to a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Nov. 9. This figures to be a tall task since the Blues are leading the West with 3.14 goals per game while the Oilers are allowing a conference-worst average of 3.30. Edmonton completed a 2-2-0 homestand with Sundays 4-2 defeat to Florida. Taylor Hall assisted on a goal by Jordan Eberle to extend his point streak to four games in a contest in which the Oilers held a 33-27 edge in shots. We had some very costly errors at bad times, Hall said. That was our downfall. I dont think we played bad. I just thought there were some really key moments in the game where we didnt do our jobs. Mistakes have been a theme for the Oilers, who are averaging 10.95 giveaways for the leagues second-worst mark. St. Louis (26-13-3) has totaled 24 goals during this win streak which featured victories by at least five goals in the first three games before Saturdays 5-4 shootout win over Carolina. Its not always going to be pretty, defenceman Alex Pietrangelo said. Its not always going to be easy to win. The red-hot Backes had two assists to give him eight points in his last three games. Tarasenko scored his 23rd goal, placing him second in the Western Conference to Dallas star Tyler Seguin. T.J. Oshies point streak ended at seven games. The winger had 13 points with six goals during that stretch. Oshie could quickly get back on track since he has back-to-back three-point efforts against the Oilers and 12 points in the last eight meetings. St. Louis is 15-2-1 in the last 18 matchups with Edmonton (10-24-9), and has outscored the Oilers 21-7 in winning the last four. Tarasenko scored the winner in a 4-3 overtime home victory Nov. 28, in the lone meeting this season. St. Louis starting goalie Brian Elliott still leads the NHL with a 1.95 goals-against average even though he was pulled in the first period Saturday in favor of Jake Allen after allowing three goals on 10 shots. Elliott has never started against the Oilers at Scottrade Center. Edmontons Ben Scrivens is 0-4-5 with a 3.60 GAA in nine road starts. The other option is Viktor Fasth, who is 0-8-1 with a 3.67 GAA in his last nine starts overall. St. Louis has won nine straight with Jaden Schwartz in the lineup. Schwartz, who missed seven games Dec. 18-Jan. 2 due to a broken right foot, has 11 points in a seven-game run. The Blues power play is a league-best 26.2 percent, going 7 for 14 in this win streak. Sheldon Richardson Elite Jersey . 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The 28-year-old forwards future at United has been uncertain since Chelsea tried to sign him last year, and he had only 18 months remaining on his current deal. But Rooney now looks set to end his playing career at the club he has been at since 2004 after signing a contract reportedly worth around 300,000 pounds ($500,000) a week.HOUSTON -- A week after Toronto FC came from two-goals down to earn a two-goal victory over the Houston Dynamo, Toronto FC saw themselves down a goal twice in the first half. This time Toronto was not able to get a win, but they were able to get a much-needed point on the road to extend its unbeaten streak to three games with a 2-2 draw Saturday night. First half goals by Gilberto and Dominic Oduro were enough for Toronto (7-5-5, 26 points) to earn the draw. "Id rather get three points than a goal, but we showed we are a strong team right now," said Oduro. "We fought hard. In this heat, to get a point on a road -- any time you get a point on the road is good. We showed we had character today. Thats what the coaching staff has been trying to tell us, and thats what we are trying to learn." Toronto missed a chance to tie the score at two in the 28th minute as Michael Bradley missed a penalty kick off the right post. Toronto was awarded the penalty kick a minute earlier as Nick Hagglund was brought down in the box by Corey Ashe. Oduro, however, was able to tie it in first half stoppage by chesting a Luke Moore pass into the right net from the centre goalkeepers box after Moore was able to beat A.J. Cochran down the left endline. "We know we have the ability to score goals," Toronto head coach Ryan Nelsen said. "I think it was fatigue in that second half that probably dampened our attacking flair. Obviously, that penalty didnt help when that misses. That kind of deflates the team, but they kept going and going and going. I couldnt be happier for the boys, especially when you have to back up a Wednesday and come to Houston in July. Thats tough." Oduro scored his second goal in three games -- both in first half stoppage agaiinst his former team.dddddddddddd Oduro said his goal was critical and motivated the team going into the locker room. "Its always good to score against my former team, but thats not the idea of it," said Oduro said. "It kind of helps. It boosted our spirits. I want to score against any team no matter what. Just sometimes, scoring against a former team is a bit bittersweet." Toronto needed that goal as they were unable to get much going in the second half, with only two shots on net. Gilberto tied it at one in the 18th minute, taking a pass in the center box from Justin Morrow, dribbling to his right and striking a right-footed shot through traffic and into the left net from 16 yards out. The goal was Gilbertos second of the season. "Im very happy with the result," Gilberto said through a translator. "Happy I scored. I want to continue working hard and providing for the team and to increase my work ethic so I can help on the field." Giles Barnes put Houston (5-11-4, 19 points) back up in the 26th minute at 2-1, shooting from 25 yards out in the middle and getting it just inside the near post. Will Bruin gave the Dynamo a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute, capitalizing on a Toronto turnover and beating Toronto goalkeeper Joe Bendik to the ball on the right side of the goalkeepers box and hitting it into the left net. Michael Bradleys header back to the Toronto defence went to Bradley Orr, who tried to back pass it to Bendik, but Bruin was able to knock it free to set up the goal. Houston, which saw its winless streak stretched to eight games, nearly doubled its lead seconds before Gilbertos goal as Brad Davis headed the ball to himself and turned and fired from the upper left box, but was stopped by Bendik. wholesale jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '