CANUCKS WINNING STREAK ENDS AT THREE GAMES
The Vancouver Canucks (30-37-13) visited the Edmonton Oilers (31-43-7) tonight at Rexall Place in the first game of a two game road trip, their final road games of the season.
Vancouver entered the game on a three game winning streak and they were looking to make it four in a row.
The Edmonton Oilers were bidding farewell to Rexall Place, and wanted to do it on a winning note and snap the Canucks winning streak in doing so.
Jacob Markstrom started for the Canucks while Cam Talbot was in net for Edmonton.
Canucks had goals from Matt Bartkowski and Bo Horvat, but that was not nearly enough to spoil the party on the final game at Rexall Place, as the Oilers won convincingly by a 6-2 score.
Alex Biega, Jared McCann, Derek Dorsett and Emerson Etem had assists in the losing effort; Jacob Markstrom stopped 32 of 38 shots for a .842 Sv%.
The Canucks and the Oilers came out skating and went at it in the opening period.
There was not a lot of shots, as the Canucks out shot Edmonton 8 to 7, both goalies having to make a few great stops each.
Both teams had two power plays each, with no goals scored with the man advantage. Canucks had no shots on their opportunities.
First period ended 0-0.
In the first period:
- Vancouver out shot Edmonton 8 to 7 and won 12 of 20 face-offs.
- Canucks out hit Oilers 8 to 7
- Canucks power play 0 for 2; penalty kill 2 for 2
- Canucks face-off leaders: Markus Granlund-2 for 4; Bo Horvat-3 for 7; Brendan Gaunce-5 for 5; Henrik Sedin-2 for 5
- D. Sedin, E. Etem, J. Virtanen: 2 shots; E. Etem and A. Biega-2 hits.
- Vancouver Time On Ice: Alex Biega-3:28; Dan Hamhuis-9:32; Chris Tanev-7:04; Ben Hutton-7:40; Henrik Sedin-5:37; Matt Bartkowski-5:12; Jannick Hansen-5:44; Daniel Sedin-4:32; Nikita Tryamkin-5:08; Bo Horvat-6:30
- Teams Corsi For:
- Even Strength: Edmonton-7; Vancouver-16
- All Strengths: Oilers-16; Canucks-20
- Top Canucks:
- All Situations: Andrey Pedan +7; Alex Burrrows, Henrik Sedin, Jared McCann: +5 each; Jake Virtanen +4
- Even Strength: Alex Burrows, Andrey Pedan, Brendan Gaunce: +7 each; Ben Hutton, Nikita Tryamkin, Dan Hamhuis: +5 each
The first few minutes of the second period had few whistles as both teams did a lot of skating from end to end with little shots attempt, and even fewer on net.
The Canucks were out out shooting the Oilers 2-0 after 5:37 in the period, but the Oilers were starting to put pressure on the Canucks.
The Oilers would open the scoring at 8:27 by Nail Yakupov, his 8th goal of the season, assisted by Mark Fayne (5), to give Edmonton a 1-0 lead.
With 9:10, shots were even at 4 shots each, and the Canucks 5 for 10 on face-offs in the period.
Edmonton would capitalize on a turnover by the Canucks and make it 2-0 on an unassisted goal by Patrick Maroon, his 10 goal of the season at 13:16.
The Canucks were floundering against this young Oilers team, that was building momentum as the period continued.
Connor McDavid would make it 3-0 Edmonton, with his 16 goal of the season at 17:26 on the power play, assisted by Jordan Eberle (21) and Taylor Hall (37).
Oilers up 3-0 after two periods.
In the second period:
- Vancouver out shot by Edmonton 12-5 and won 9 of 18 face-offs.
- Canucks out hit Oilers 10 to 5.
- Vancouver face-off leaders: Markus Granlund-1 for 4; Bo Horvat-0 for 1; Brendan Gaunce-4 for 6; Henrik Sedin-4 for 5; Derek Dorsett-0 for 1
- After two periods: D. Dorsett-3 shots; D. Sedin, E. Etem, J. Virtanen: 2 shots.
- Alex Biega-4 hits; Matt Bartkowski, Derek Dorsett, Nikita Tryamkin, Emerson Etem: 2 hits
- Vancouver power play 0 for 1; penalty kill, 0-1
- Canucks TOI: Dan Hamhuis-7:21; Bo Horvat-5:38; Emerson Etem-6:41; Chris Tanev-7:26; Ben Hutton-6:14; Matt Bartkowski-5:28; Daniel Sedin-5:34; Henrik Sedin-5:53; Alex Biega-6:37; Jannick Hansen-6:36
- Teams Corsi For:
- Even Strength: Vancouver-13; Oilers-15
- All Strengths: Canucks-13; Edmonton-17
- Top Canucks After Two Periods:
- All Situations: Ben Hutton +7; Andrey Pedan and Nikita Tryamkin +5 each
- Even Strength: Ben Hutton and Nikita Tryamkin +9 each; Alex Burrows +6; Andrey Pedan and Brendan Gaunce +5 each
Vancouver did not start the 3rd period with any sense of urgency, and the Oilers were doing everything to get a four goal lead.
Canucks would get a power play at 3:02 when Matt Hendricks would get called for holding Bo Horvat.
Nineteen seconds after their power play opportunity was unsuccessful, Matt Bartkowski would get the Canucks on the scoreboard with his 6th goal of the season at 5:21, assisted by Alex Biega (6), to make it 3-1 Oilers.
Edmonton would continue to take advantage of Canucks mistakes, and make it 5-1, with two quick goals in 18 seconds, as Patrick Maroon would put the first in, his second of the game and 11th of the season, assisted by Jordan Eberle (22) and Connor McDavid (31) at 9:08 to make it 4-1.
Then Taylor Hall at 9:26, his 26th goal of the season, assisted by Adam Pardy (4) and Iiro Pakarinen (7) would put the Oilers up by four goals, 5-1.
Vancouver would not lay back and sulk as they would make the score 5-2 when Bo Horvat would score his 15th goal of the season at 12:09, assisted by Emerson Etem (8) and Derek Dorsett (10).
The Oilers would score another power play goal late in the period at 18:03, with Dan Hamhuis sitting in the penalty box.
Leon Draisaitl, his 19 goal of the season, assisted by Taylor Hall (38) and Connor McDavid (32), to make it 6-2.
After 36 years at Rexall Place, the Oilers would say good-bye to the arena, with their final home game of the season and at Rexall Place.
In the third period:
- Vancouver was out shot by Edmonton 19 to 14 and only won 15 of 27 face-offs.
- Canucks and Oilers 8 hits each.
- Canucks Time On Ice: Dan Hamhuis-6:01; Daniel Sedin-5:53; Henrik Sedin- 5:26; Chris Tanev-4:41; Ben Hutton-7:59; Jannick Hansen-6:25; Matt Bartkowski-8:29; Bo Horvat-6:30; Alex Biega-6:14; Nikita Tryamkin-5:37
- Teams Corsi For:
- Even Strength: Vancouver-20; Edmonton-15
- All Strengths: Oilers-21; Canucks-23
End Of The Game:
- Vancouver finished with 27 shots, Edmonton 38 shots, and Canucks won 36 of 65 face-offs.
- Vancouver had 26 hits to the Oilers 20 hits.
- Canucks penalty kill was 2 for 4; power play was 0 for 4.
- Vancouver Time On Ice: Ben Hutton-22:53; Dan Hamhuis-22:54; Matt Bartkowski-19:09; Chris Tanev-19:11; Daniel Sedin-15:59; Henrik Sedin-16:56; Alex Biega-16:19; Nikita Tryamkin-16:19; Jannick Hansen-18:45; Bo Horvat-18:38
- Teams Corsi For:
- Even Strength: Oilers-37; Canucks-49
- All Strengths: Emonton-54; Vancouver-56
- Top Canucks in game:
- All Situations: Andrey Pedan, Alex Burrows +8 each; Ben Hutton, Henrik Sedin + 7 each; Jared McCann, Jake Virtanen +6 each; Nikita Tryamkin, Dan Hamhuis +4 each
- Even Strength: Ben Hutton +12; Alex Burrows +11; Brendan Gaunce and Dan Hamhuis +9 each; Andrey Pedan +8