When Tyler Pitlick was tapped on the shoulder again one night after playing for the Edmonton Oilers in an NHL exhibition game against the Winnipeg Jets he purposefully obliged.
The Oilers needed forwards to double up with injuries sidelining Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (shoulder) Jujhar Khaira (undisclosed) and Andrew Miller (ribs).
For Pitlick it was another chance to leave a good impression so he skated out on Wednesday for another pre-season game this time playing alongside Mark Arcobello and Jesse Joensuu in a 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.
The Oilers wasted no time setting the tone. Jordan Eberle tucked a wraparound in off Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo at 4:49 defenceman Martin Marincin got a goal through traffic then David Perron put one in off the far post by the time the game was just seven minutes and 38 seconds old.
Jonesuu gave Edmonton a 4-0 cushion with his second goal of the pre-season whipping in an Arcobello rebound before the Canucks’ Brendan Gaunce batte...