Found October 06, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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The game puck for Dallas Eakins’ first NHL coaching victory is still on hold. The Vancouver Canucks toyed with the Edmonton Oilers 6-2 on Saturday driving goaltender Devan Dubnyk from the net after 31 shots in 34 minutes and picking on No. 1 centre Taylor Hall who was minus-four as Edmonton started the season 0-2. Eakins considered starting backup Jason LaBarbera after Dubnyk struggled in the home opener a 5-4 loss to Winnipeg Jets but listened when the Oilers’ No. 1 goalie steadfastly said he wanted to climb back on the horse against the Canucks. Unfortunately Dubnyk didn’t have a bounce-back game giving up a knuckler to Dan Hamhuis from 60 feet late in the first period. He was basically a pinata from start to finish and trudged to the bench after giving up five goals. He’s surrendered 10 goals in his 59 shots over 94 minutes this season. Was it a mercy pull? “Yeah 31 shots ... I thought that was enough. Poor kid. It was like the goalie in Slap Shot ‘my hallergies to the fans...
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