Roloson made 24 saves for his first playoff shutout as the Oilers beat the Sharks 2-0 before a delirious pompom-waving crowd of 16,839 at Rexall Place.

The Oilers will make their first appearance in the Western Conference final in 14 years when they take on the Mighty Ducks starting tomorrow night in Anaheim (9 p.m., CBC) in the best-of-seven series.

"It's always tough to lose, especially when you have the series lead," said Sharks forward Jonathan Cheechoo. "We're going home. It's just really disappointing."

Peca scored when he and Sharks defenceman Scott Hannan chased a loose puck over the Sharks blue-line. He outfought Hannan, deposited him on his butt, then raced in and wired a wrist shot past the glove of Sharks goalie Vesa Toskala.

Horcoff scored with just over eight minutes left in the game when he took a Todd Harvey pass from the corner. He found himself all alone in front of the net and with Toskala out of position, fired it into the roof of the cage.

"We had our opportunities but we never scored," said Sharks head coach Ron Wilson. "It certainly wasn't for lack of trying or lack of effort. It was one of those nights where we always would seem to be a foot away from a rebound or overskated an open opportunity. We were pressing, throwing everything at them . . . it just didn't work."

In the first period, Roloson used his quick glove hand to thwart Patrick Marleau on a close-range wrist shot and soon after, on a 5-on-3 power play, leapt in the air like a shortstop to snag a puck flying through the slot.

In the second period, he foiled Nils Ekman on a one-timer in front of the crease and also got a little help when a Steve Bernier shot rang off the crossbar.

Toskala also played well, stopping Peca on two breakaways in the first period and flicking out his right pad to stop a Horcoff breakaway shot in the second.

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