Oilers 1, Mighty Ducks 0
Jan. 31, 1999
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) _ Mikhail Shtalenkov made 22 saves and Janne Niinimaa scored early in the third period as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Anaheim Mighty Ducks 1-0 on Saturday night.
Shtalnekov's third shutout of the season came against his former team. The win moved Edmonton into sixth place in the Western Conference, two points ahead of Anaheim.
Niinimaa, who scored at 2:15 of the third, had a goal for the second straight game after not scoring in his first 43 games. His shot from the point deflected off an Anaheim defender and trickled over the goal line.
Neither team exerted much offensive pressure in the first 40 minutes.
Newly-acquired right wing Alex Selivanov, obtained from Tampa Bay on Friday in a three-way deal, provided the Oilers with some brief spark in the final minute of the second period. Selivanov tested Guy Hebert with a hard shot and then made a nifty pass to linemate Josef Beranek, who took two more shots.
The Mighty Ducks, who lead the league with 50 power-play goals and a 21.9 per cent efficiency rating entering the game, went 0-for-5 with the man advantage.
Edmonton was 0 for 6 on the power play.