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NHL: Edmonton 4, Pittsburgh 3

Dec. 7, 2003 at 2:27 AM

EDMONTON, Alberta, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Shawn Horcoff scored the game-winner Saturday night as Edmonton snapped a six-game winless streak with a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Edmonton allowed nine power-play goals in its previous six games and gave up two more as the Penguins took a 3-1 lead early in the second period.

The Oilers overcame the deficit as Ryan Smyth scored 64 seconds after Brian Holzinger's power-play tally. The turning point came in the opening minute of the third, when Adam Oates won a faceoff from Mike Eastwood and passed to Cory Cross, who fired a long slap shot past rookie goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.

Oates won 14-of-20 faceoffs, none bigger than his first draw of the final period.

The Oilers got an insurance goal 2 1/2 minutes later as Georges Laraque used his 243-pound frame to muscle his way to the crease and Horcoff tapped in his rebound to end a nine-game drought.

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