Vancouver 4, Edmonton 0

Thursday, April 4, 2013 10:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Edmonton 16-14-4-3 8-5-3-1 8-9-1-2 L1
Vancouver 20-11-1-5 11-5-0-3 9-6-1-2 W1

Recap


Canucks 4, Oilers 0:
Cory Schneider made 23 saves for his eighth career shutout and fourth of the season while Henrk Sedin recorded a goal and an assist as Vancouver blanked visiting Edmonton to snap a modest two-game slide.

Defenseman Kevin Bieksa scored a power-play goal, Chris Higgins and Zack Kassian also tallied and blue-liner Jason Garrison notched two assists for the Canucks, who took a two-point lead over the Minnesota Wild for first place in the Northwest Division.

Nikolai Khabibulin turned aside 24 shots as the Oilers had their five-game winning streak come to an end. Edmonton, which earned a 4-0 win over Vancouver at home on Saturday, dropped into ninth place in the Western Conference - one point behind eighth-place St. Louis.

The Oilers drew a penalty for too many men on the ice with 4:55 left in the first period, and it took the Canucks 16 seconds to capitalize on the power play as Bieksa beat Khabibulin with a slap shot.

Sedin doubled the lead with 5:34 left in the second, when his brother Daniel sent a pass through the crease that Khabibulin missed, allowing Henrik to tip it into the open net. Higgins finished off a 2-on-1 rush by converting a strong feed from newcomer Derek Roy to make it 3-0 at 6:47 of the third.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Kassian, who was recalled from the American Hockey League on Wednesday, provided the final margin with four seconds left. … Roy, who was acquired from the Dallas Stars on Tuesday, made his debut with Vancouver and logged 17:54 of ice time. … Oilers LW Taylor Hall, who recorded a hat trick against the Canucks on Saturday, had his six-game point streak snapped.

Top Game Performances

Edmonton   Vancouver
N/A Points Henrik Sedin 2
N/A Goals Henrik Sedin 1
N/A Assists Jason Garrison 2
N/A Power Play Goals Kevin Bieksa 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Nikolai Khabibulin .857 Save Percentage Cory Schneider 1.000
Nikolai Khabibulin 24 Saves Cory Schneider 23

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Edmonton 23 0 0-4 4-5 10 27
Vancouver 28 4 1-5 4-4 8 27

Upcoming Games

  • Vancouver will play their next game at home against Calgary . The Canucks have a W/L % of .684 after a win and .412 after a loss.
  • Edmonton will play their next game on the road against Los Angeles . The Oilers have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .450 after a loss.