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NHL: Detroit 2, Edmonton 1

DETROIT, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Jimmy Howard turned aside 23-of-24 shots and survived a late Edmonton power play Saturday, backstopping the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 victory.

NHL: Los Angeles 4, Edmonton 1

EDMONTON, Alberta, March 31 (UPI) -- Jonathan Quick gave up a lone goal and had to make only 13 saves Friday while pushing the Los Angeles Kings into the division lead with a 4-1 win over Edmonton.

NHL: Tampa Bay 3, Edmonton 2 (SO)

TAMPA, Fla., March 22 (UPI) -- Teddy Purcell ended a marathon shootout by scoring in the sixth round Thursday, lifting the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 victory over Edmonton.

NHL: Colorado 3, Edmonton 2 (SO)

DENVER, March 10 (UPI) -- Milan Hejduk and Peter Mueller scored goals in the shootout Saturday to bring the Colorado Avalanche a 3-2 victory over Edmonton.

NHL: Montreal 5, Edmonton 3

EDMONTON, Alberta, March 9 (UPI) -- Max Pacioretty had two goals and an assist Thursday to help lead the Montreal Canadiens past Edmonton 5-3.

NHL: Anaheim 4, Edmonton 2

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 6 (UPI) -- Corey Perry scored two goals, including the 200th of his career, in the Anaheim Ducks' 4-2 win over the visiting Edmonton Oilers Monday.

NHL: Dallas 3, Edmonton 1

EDMONTON, Alberta, March 3 (UPI) -- Kari Lehtonen took a shutout into the game's final minute Friday and made 19 saves in carrying the Dallas Stars to a 3-1 victory over Edmonton.

NHL: Vancouver 5, Edmonton 2

EDMONTON, Alberta, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Vancouver's Daniel and Henrik Sedin each logged a goal and an assist Sunday and the Canucks handled Edmonton 5-2 for their fourth straight win.

NHL: Edmonton 4, Ottawa 3 (OT)

OTTAWA, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Taylor Hall scored 17 seconds into overtime Saturday, boosting the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 victory over Ottawa.

NHL: Detroit 4, Edmonton 2

DETROIT, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Third-period goals by Drew Miller and Henrik Zetterberg broke open a tie game Wednesday and vaulted Detroit to a 4-2 victory over Edmonton.

NHL: Calgary 6, Edmonton 2

EDMONTON, Alberta, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Calgary's Lee Stempniak racked up a 4-point night with a hat trick and an assist Saturday, powering the Flames to a 6-2 rout of Edmonton.

NHL: St. Louis 1, Edmonton 0

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Jaroslav Halak had to make just 15 saves to turn in the third shutout in his last four starts Thursday, lifting the St. Louis Blues to a 1-0 win over Edmonton.

NHL: Anaheim 5, Edmonton 0

EDMONTON, Alberta, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Jonas Hiller made 34 saves while coasting to his second shutout of the season Friday in the Anaheim Ducks' 5-0 blanking of Edmonton.

NHL: New Jersey 2, Edmonton 1 (OT)

EDMONTON, Alberta, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Zach Parise put a deflection past Nikolai Khabibulin on the power play 1:06 into overtime Wednesday, giving the New Jersey Devils a 2-1 win over Edmonton.

NHL: Dallas 4, Edmonton 1

DALLAS, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Jamie Benn scored twice Saturday, including the go-ahead score in the third period, sparking the Dallas Stars to a 4-1 win over Edmonton.
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Chicago Blackhawks goalie Nikolai Khabibulin (39) blocks a shot by Detroit Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg (40) during the first period of game 3 of the 2009 NHL Western Conference finals at the United Center in Chicago on May 22, 2009. (UPI Photo/Mark Cowan)
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Nikolai Ivanovich Khabibulin (Russian: Николай Иванович Хабибулин; born January 13, 1973) is a Russian professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously played for the Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks. He is often known by his nickname The Bulin Wall. Other nicknames include The Nyet Minder and The First Tsar.

Khabibulin's abilities have been recognized with four appearances in the NHL All-Star Game and two Olympic medals. He became the first Russian goalie ever to win the Stanley Cup in 2004, winning the title with the Lightning.

He was selected in the ninth round of the 1992 NHL Entry Draft by the Winnipeg Jets. In the 1993–94 season Nikolai played with the touring Russian Penguins and by the start of the NHL season in January 1995 was playing in the NHL. In 1996, he moved with the Jets to Phoenix, Arizona, where they became the Coyotes. In his five seasons with the Jets/Coyotes franchise, he played in 60 games three times (including two instances playing 70 games), a heavy workload for a goaltender. Although the Coyotes made the playoffs each of these years, some claimed that this heavy workload led Khabibulin to be fatigued for the playoffs, contributing to the team's failure to make it to the second round of the playoffs.

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