Canucks Down Edmonton 6-2 - Match Report
|Canucks Down Edmonton 6-2 - Match Report|
The battle between the Canucks and Oilers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Edmonton was handed a 6-2 defeat on Saturday at Rogers Arena.
Bettors who backed the Canucks were rewarded as -143 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Vancouver got goals from Daniel Sedin, Dan Hamhuis, Ryan Kesler, Brad Richardson, Jannik Hansen, and Jason Garrison in the victory. Richardson opened the scoring at 3:42 of the first period.
Roberto Luongo turned in a 21-save effort for the Canucks.
Boyd Gordon and Jeff Petry scored for the Oilers, finding the net behind Roberto Luongo.
Devan Dubnyk stopped 26 of 31 shots for the Oilers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Vancouver went 1-for-6, while the Oilers were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Edmonton lost the shots on goal battle to Vancouver by a margin of 44-23.
Vancouver looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Flames. The Oilers will aim to get back on the winning track vs New Jersey.