Joensuu, Acton score in Oilers' win over Jets

NHL.com | Tuesday, 09.24.2013 / 1:47 AM

Jesse Joensuu and Will Action scored and Devan Dubnyk made 28 saves to help the Edmonton Oilers edge the Winnipeg Jets, 2-1, at Rexall Place.

Chris Thorburn scored for the Jets, who have lost three straight.

Edmonton erased a 1-0 deficit 2:39 into the second period when Tyler Pitlick put the puck in front of the net for a hard-charging Joensuu to direct past Jets goalie Edward Pasquale. It was Joensuu's third goal of the preseason.

The Oilers then took the lead at 9:22 of the second, when Acton deflected an Anton Belov point shot through Pasquale's legs.

"My focus has been to take care of my game every day and hopefully the rest takes care of itself," Acton said.

Both teams finished 0-for-7 on the power play.

"There was a lot of special teams," Jets coach Claude Noel said. "Our penalty kill was decent. I didn't think our power play was very cohesive. I didn't think we moved the puck that great. It was kind of a scrambly game. On our part, we didn't generate a lot of offense. It was a tough night for us."

Material from wire services was used in this report.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
19:02WPG Chris Thorburn (1) Snap shot - ASST: Adam Pardy (1) 1 - 0 WPG
2nd Period
02:39EDM Jesse Joensuu (1) Tip-in - ASST: Tyler Pitlick (1), Philip Larsen (1) 1 - 1 Tie
09:22EDM Will Acton (1) Tip-in - ASST: Anton Belov (1) 2 - 1 EDM
3rd Period
Three Stars of the Game
Jesse Joensuu
Jesse Joensuu
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 13:58
Will Acton
Will Acton
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 13:13
Anton Belov
Anton Belov
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 1Hits: 3
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 22:26
Penalty Summary
1st Period
03:47WPG Grant Clitsome  Kneeing  - 2 min against  Andrew Ference
09:20WPG Andrew Gordon  Charging  - 2 min against  Andrew Ference
09:44EDM Boyd Gordon  Interference  - 2 min against  Jacob Trouba
10:24WPG Evander Kane  Hooking  - 2 min against  Andrew Ference
11:42EDM Taylor Fedun  Hooking  - 2 min against  Olli Jokinen
14:24EDM Ladislav Smid  Roughing  - 2 min against  Chris Thorburn
2nd Period
03:03WPG Mark Stuart  Slashing  - 2 min against  Tyler Pitlick
11:02WPG Olli Jokinen  Interference  - 2 min against  Mark Arcobello
12:32WPG Patrice Cormier  Hooking  - 2 min against  Linus Omark
13:31EDM Mark Arcobello  Tripping  - 2 min against  Matt Halischuk
16:29EDM Nick Schultz  Holding  - 2 min against  Andrew Gordon
3rd Period
00:55EDM Philip Larsen  Tripping  - 2 min against  Evander Kane
08:31EDM Mike Brown  Roughing  - 2 min against  Evander Kane
08:31WPG Evander Kane  Roughing  - 2 min against  Mike Brown
13:17EDM Nick Schultz  Hooking  - 2 min against  Olli Jokinen
13:29WPG Jacob Trouba  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Ladislav Smid
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/70/7
Faceoff Wins2633
Blocked Shots1019
Penalty Minutes1616
2A. PardyD0110019:20
3J. TroubaD0011222:06
5M. StuartD00-11217:23
9E. KaneL0006425:07
12O. JokinenC0006219:51
14A. PelusoR00-1006:08
15M. HalischukR0002012:50
17J. WrightC0001019:12
20A. GordonR000029:04
22C. ThorburnR100106:45
24G. ClitsomeD00-13222:13
25Z. RedmondD00-10018:24
28P. CormierC000127:50
44Z. BogosianD00-13021:11
52I. TeleginL00-1007:31
56A. LowryC00-10013:07
58E. O'DellC0000015:41
67M. FrolikR0004021:17
32E. Pasquale2123.91359:00
35A. Montoya00.0000:00
5L. SmidD0000219:43
6J. JoensuuL1013013:58
13M. BrownR0001210:40
15N. SchultzD0000416:59
21A. FerenceD0011023:28
23L. OmarkL0000014:23
27B. GordonC0000214:30
28R. JonesL0000010:48
36P. LarsenD0101221:03
41W. ActonC1003013:13
48R. HamiltonL0000014:12
51A. LanderC0000013:51
55B. EagerL000108:55
62M. ArcobelloR0015217:25
64N. YakupovR0003017:18
68T. PitlickR0112015:13
77A. BelovD0111022:26
81T. FedunD0002215:55
1J. LaBarbera00.0000:00
40D. Dubnyk2829.96660:00