Martin Gerber is filling in just fine for the inured
Gerber won his the third straight for Edmonton, stopping 34 shots in regulation and overtime before making two more saves in a shootout as the
"He was outstanding. He is the only reason we are talking about a win," Oilers coach Tom Renney said, adding that some goalies thrive on seeing a lot of shots.
"I think they love that. I think they would rather have 40 shots than 14. Although 30 of those coming before the third period isn't great."
The 36-year-old Gerber stopped 18 shots in the first period alone for the Oilers, who have won five of eight.
Following Omark's goal, Gerber stopped
"It always feels good when you win. It always gives you confidence and it's a lot of fun," he said. "I just want to get the best out of this season and see how things go. That's all I'm really focused on right now."
Geoffrion is the first fourth-generation player in the NHL. Great-grandfather Howie Morenz, grandfather Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion - both Hall of Famers - and father Dan Geoffrion all played in the league, too.
Gerber also stopped two shots in the shootout, and
"We wanted the two points," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. "We need two points every night right now. We are still trailing the pack by a little bit here. Getting one is disappointing. But at the same time, one is better than nothing."
Geoffrion's goal came in his third career game.
"It feels unbelievable to get that first goal," Geoffrion said. "I was so happy. Hopefully there is a lot more to come. It was a great pass from Suter. It's just too bad it didn't come in a win."
The lead lasted 41 seconds.
Vandermeer stepped into a shot from the top of the faceoff circle to make it 1-1 at 13:26 of the first.
The next two periods were uneventful, and mostly penalty-free, with only five called in 40 minutes.
The most excitement to come in the second period was when 1:11 of it was tacked on before the start of the third due to a broken pane of glass.
Nashville was outshot 11-4 in the official third period.