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Confidence boost for trio

DEREK VAN DIEST

, Last Updated: 10:24 AM ET

Jarret Stoll had gone nine games without a goal.

Marc-Andre Bergeron had one on the year.

And Raffi Torres had one in his last 13 games.

All three found the net on Friday in the Edmonton Oilers' 5-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

"It's good for my confidence," said Bergeron.

"It's also good for the power-play too. The guys know that when I'm shooting, they're not afraid to pass me the puck. They know when I'm shooting well there's a good chance it's going to go in."

Bergeron scored the Oilers' final goal in the contest, firing a shot past Nikolai Khabibulin while on the power play.

It was his second goal of the season.

For Torres, it was his second goal in three games.

"It's good for his confidence," said Oilers head coach Craig MacTavish.

"He made a few plays with the puck, especially early in the game."

Torres scored the Oilers' third goal in the contest, redirecting a Jason Smith pass into the net.

The goal was his fourth of the season. Prior to scoring against Detroit last Saturday, Torres had gone 11 games without a goal.

"He's a streaky scorer," MacTavish said. "Hopefully he rides this out for a while."

Stoll opened the scoring, blowing a slapshot past Blackhawks starting goaltender Brian Boucher on the power play. Boucher gave up three goals on nine shots in the first period before getting the hook.

"I think everybody contributed to the win," Stoll said. "We had a good start to the game, we may have put it in cruise control a little bit in the second period, but we were able to come up with the win."


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