Vancouver 3, Edmonton 0

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 7, 2012 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Edmonton 32-40-3-7 18-17-3-3 14-23-0-4 L3
Vancouver 51-22-2-7 27-10-0-4 24-12-2-3 W1

Recap


CANUCKS 3, OILERS 0: Captain Henrik Sedin and David Booth scored power-play goals while Roberto Luongo made 17 saves and notched an assist as Vancouver captured its second consecutive Presidents' Trophy.

The Canucks finished two points ahead of the New York Rangers for first overall in the league and two in front of St. Louis for the top spot in the Western Conference. They'll face the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the playoffs.

Samuel Pahlsson also tallied for the Canucks, who won their last seven home games and eight of nine overall.

After a major scrum with just over five minutes remaining in the second period gave Vancouver a power play, Sedin cashed in to give his team the lead. Devan Dubnyk stopped defenseman Alex Edler's blast from the right point, but Alex Burrows dished the rebound to Sedin for a shot from the bottom of the left faceoff circle that ended his 22-game goalless drought.

Pahlsson doubled the advantage at 3:14 of the third, beating Dubnyk to the stick side with a one-timer from the top of the slot.

Booth added insurance during a power play midway through the session. Kevin Bieksa made a back pass in the neutral zone to Booth, who stormed across the blue line and undressed Edmonton defenseman Jeff Petry at the top of the left circle before beating Dubnyk from alone in front for his first tally in 11 contests.

Luongo turned aside five shots in each of the first two periods and seven in the third for his 60th career shutout and fifth this season.

Dubnyk made 39 saves for the Oilers, who lost five of their final six contests.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Vancouver is the first team to win back-to-back Presidents' Trophies since Detroit claimed the prize in 2003-04 and 2005-06. Dallas was the last club to win in consecutive seasons without interruption, accomplishing the feat from 1997-99. ... Edmonton scored two goals or less in each of its last six games. ... The Oilers have lost eight of their last nine visits to Rogers Arena. ... Vancouver, which took five of six against Edmonton this season, is 8-1-0 since Daniel Sedin went down with a concussion.

Top Game Performances

Edmonton   Vancouver
N/A Points David Booth 1
N/A Goals David Booth 1
N/A Assists Kevin Bieksa 1
N/A Power Play Goals David Booth 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Devan Dubnyk .929 Save Percentage Roberto Luongo 1.000
Devan Dubnyk 39 Saves Roberto Luongo 17

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Edmonton 17 0 0-2 5-7 16 27
Vancouver 42 3 2-7 2-2 6 26

Upcoming Games

  • Vancouver will play their next game at home against Los Angeles . The Canucks have a W/L % of .588 after a win and .677 after a loss.
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