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Khabibulin holds the fort in Oilers win


Linus Omark saved the best for last in his first NHL game.

The Swedish rookie scored a highlight-reel goal in the shootout Friday as the Oilers won for the fifth time in their last six games, defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3.

Omark scored in the shootout with a terrific spin move and fake slapshot, while goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin robbed Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos at the other end with a quick glove save.

Jordan Eberle also scored in the shootout for Edmonton, while Tampa Bay’s Marc-Antoine Pouliot was stopped by Khabibulin.

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