Canucks dominate Oil, win 2-1

Three Stars:
1) Devin Dubnyk. 35 saves, at times, he looked like the only Oiler that cared about the game

2)Henrik Sedin. 1 goal, 1 assist to continue his domination of the Oilers.

3) Daniel Sedin. 2 assists, proved that he can pass too.

It was plodding, it was slow, and at times, it was downright boring; but hey, 2 points is 2 points.
The Canucks absolutely dominated the hometown Oilers, out shooting them 37-11, and winning 2-1. Alex Burrows continued his strong play with a goal, and Henrik Sedin also scored.

The game started interestingly enough, as Burrows cashed in after a beautiful setup by the Sedin Twins. All he really had to do was tap the puck into an empty net and raise his hands in the air. It was his fifth of the season.

Shortly after, super rookie Maguns Paajarvi was hooked on a partial breakaway, leading to a penalty shot.
Roberto Luongo, back tending the twine after sitting last night stopped him cold. It was one of 11 shots the Oilers had the entire game, as they didn't test Luongo at all. Did he even need a shower after the game?

The Canucks tried shot after shot, some rang off the crossbar, most were simply stopped dead by Devin Dubnyk. He finished the game with 35 saves, but couldn't stop Henrik Sedin's second period goal. As a powerplay ended, Daniel Sedin fed a beautiful cross crease pass to his waiting brother, who snapped it high glove side for his fifth of the season.

The Oilers didn't have any sustained pressure until the end of the game, when they pulled their goalie while they had a powerplay. Jordan Eberle did a nifty curl and drag, and snapped the puck past Luongo, who had his shutout bid spoiled with only five seconds left.

However, thats as close as the Oil would come, as the Canucks bounced back from a heartbreak last night, and ran their Northwest division record to 8-1.


Jonathan Szekeres's picture

They'll rebound. I don't think this was a sign of things to come for the Oil