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Oilers win ugly battle in front of the net

Updated: June 15, 2006, 3:09 AM ET
By Barry Melrose | Special to ESPN.com

EDMONTON, Alberta -- The harder you work, the luckier you get. That sums up Game 3 for the Edmonton Oilers. They were desperate and they had to win, just like when they were down 2-0 to the San Jose Sharks in the West semifinals.

I thought the play of the game was Jussi Markkanen's stop on Justin Williams' breakaway in the first period. The Oilers were up 1-0 in front of an electric home crowd. If Williams scored there, then everyone in the building says, "Here we go again." The ...

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