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10/29/2006 12:58:12 AM


EDMONTON (CP) - Ryan Smyth had a goal and an assist and Dwayne Roloson stopped 19 shots for the shutout as the Edmonton Oilers earned a 4-0 over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night.

Fernando Pisani, Joffrey Lupul and Marty Reasoner also scored for the Oilers who were coming off a pair of 6-2 losses on a two game road trip to Anaheim and Phoenix.

With the victory the Oilers improve to 6-0 at home and 7-4 overall while the Capitals drop to 3-3-4.

The Oilers kicked off the scoring midway through the first period when Ryan Smyth blasted a slapshot to the top corner that blew by Capitals starter Brent Johnson. The power-play goal was Smyth's sixth goal of the season.

The Oilers outshot the Caps 10-3 in the first period, the only real sniff on offence for Washington came when Oilers goalie Dwayne Roloson was forced to make an acrobatic glove save on a hard wrist shot from Alexander Ovechkin.

The game remained at 1-0 through a scoreless second period, the best chance coming late in the second when Washinton's Brian Pothier ripped a point shot that hit the post.

The Oilers took a two goal lead five minutes into the third when defenceman Marc-Andre Bergeron drifted a knuckleball at the Capitals net and Fernando Pisani tapped it in.

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