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Chris Tanev scored at 4:40 of overtime, and the Vancouver Canucks rallied for their season-high third straight victory, 3-2 over the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Monday night.
With just 2:17 remaining in regulation, and the Oilers holding a 2-1 lead, the Canucks tied it with a long shot from Kevin Bieksa that beat goalie Devan Dubnyk stick-side and forced overtime.
Taylor Hall was awarded a penalty shot for the Oilers with 2:47 gone in OT, after he was hooked down by Daniel Sedin on a breakaway, but Hall was stopped by Roberto Luongo, who finished with 23 saves.
Jannik Hansen also scored in regulation for the Canucks (5-2-2), who extended their lead atop the Northwest Division.
Ales Hemsky and Ryan Smyth had goals for the Oilers (4-3-2), who have lost three in a row. Dubnyk stopped 37 shots.
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Edmonton Oilers winger Ales Hemsky scored a power play goal in the first period of Monday night's game against the Vancouver Canucks. The hometown Oilers fans at the Rexall Arena celebrated, including one fan who wore a horse mask for no particular reason.
Unfortunately, the fan with the horse mask, along with the other Oilers fans in attendance, went home disappointed as...
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Headline: Canucks Invade Edmonton With 1st Place on the Line
The Vancouver Canucks head Northeast on Monday night to take on one of their threats in the Northwest Division of the NHL. The Canucks enter Monday’s contest having won 2 straight games while the young Oilers return home after losing two of three games on the road, and having played their worst game...
EDMONTON -- Getting even is more fun than getting mad. Just ask the Vancouver Canucks. A week after the Edmonton Oilers came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat the Canucks 3-2 in their own building, Vancouver rolled into Rexall Place and did the exact same thing. Trailing 2-0 after 28 minutes, the Canucks flicked the switch to "swarm" and had their way with Edmonton...
No matter how hard equipment companies try to make hockey gloves as protective as humanly possible, there will always be seams where body parts stick out as the hand bends and flexes, and Edmonton Oilers captain Shawn Horcoff, who wears a pair of Cadillacs in top-of-the-top-of-the-line Warrior gloves, still ended up suffering a nasty injury during the Oilers' 3-2 overtime loss...
Recently, there has been a trend of people wearing horse head masks at sporting events and during last night's Edmonton Oilers/Vancouver Canucks game, one horse head wearing fan got caught on camera celebrating a goal.Keep an eye on the lower right hand portion of the screen as Oilers forward Ales Hemsky scores his third goal of the season.Watch as the man wearing the mask slaps...
Edmonton Oilers captain Shawn Horcoff is expected to be out “long term” after suffering a broken knuckle while blocking a shot in the second quarter against the Vancouver Canucks.
“It got pushed right in,” said Oilers coach Ralph Krueger.
“The glove opens up just a touch and it’s not an injury that really is something that’s due to some kind of contact of any sort....
It looks like Luongo will get the starts in Vancouver
Now your probably reading this and saying why is this on a Bruins blog? The answer is because I, like most Bruins fans despise the Canucks and all their antics after that 7 game Stanley Cup finals, and
nothing makes me happier than seeing a team I hate so much having a bunch of problems.
At the start of the short season...
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
Unlike the San Jose Sharks, who have about eight natural centres amongst their top 12 forwards–moving Patty Marleau and Joe Pavelski and Scott Gomez to the wing–the Edmonton Oilers are seriously lacking in that commodity. With Shawn Horcoff breaking a knuckle on his hand and Eric Belanger busting two toes , both blocking shots...
The Edmonton Oilers served notice in their season opener that they probably won't be pushovers against the Vancouver Canucks this season.
Already with a rare victory over Roberto Luongo, the Oilers look for more success against the Canucks in Monday night's rematch at Rexall Place.
Edmonton (4-3-1) took only one of six 2011-12 meetings against Vancouver, but got off to...