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Worst beats first as Oilers upend Canucks

Apr 3, 2011 - 7:49 AM
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Devan Dubnyk made 40 saves as the last place Edmonton Oilers defeated the Presidents' Trophy-winning Vancouver Canucks, 4-1, in the opener of a home-and-home series at Rogers Arena.

"It feels good," said Edmonton forward Andrew Cogliano, who had two assists in the surprise victory. "(But) it's small consolation for the season we're having."

Jordan Eberle, Linus Omark and Kurtis Foster all scored a goal and tallied an assist for the Oilers, who snapped a season long 11-game losing streak. Magnus Paajarvi also lit the lamp in the win.

Alexandre Burrows was the sole offense for the Canucks, who had a five-game win streak halted. Cory Schneider allowed four goals on 34 shots in the losing effort.

Edmonton took control of the game with three straight goals through two periods.

The first came on Foster's left-point blast that ricocheted off both posts before crossing the line with 3:14 left in the opening period on the power play.

Eberle tallied another power-play goal just under three minutes into the second to go up 2-0. The Oilers finished out the three-goal rally on an Omark one-timer from Teemu Hartikainen's cross-ice pass.

Vancouver got on the board when Burrows skated into the right side of the zone and wristed a shot that went between Dubnyk's legs.

Edmonton, though, answered back midway through the third to go up 4-1. Omark set up the goal from behind the net where he fed Paajarvi's wrister that sailed high past Schneider.

Game Notes

Vancouver had taken the previous four meetings this season, outscoring Edmonton 15-7...The Oilers were 2-for-3 on the power play, while Vancouver failed to score on four advantages.








  • EDMONTON: 4
    VANCOUVER: 1
    Final

    Apr 3 12:39 AM


  • EDMONTON: 4
    VANCOUVER: 1
    3rd Period - 9:37

    Oilers 4, Canucks 1  3rd - 9:37Apr 3 12:20 AM


  • EDMONTON: 3
    VANCOUVER: 1
    End of 2nd

    Apr 2 11:47 PM


  • Vancouver Goal - Alexandre Burrows (25), from Henrik Sedin and Kevin Bieksa at 15:20.

    Oilers 3, Canucks 1  2nd - 4:40Apr 2 11:39 PM
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    Oilers 3, Canucks 0  2nd - 9:31Apr 2 11:29 PM


  • Edmonton Goal - Linus Omark (5), from Teemu Hartikainen and Andrew Cogliano at 9:59.

    Oilers 3, Canucks 0  2nd - 10:01Apr 2 11:27 PM


  • Edmonton Power-Play Goal - Jordan Eberle (18), at 2:53.

    Oilers 2, Canucks 0  2nd - 17:07Apr 2 11:15 PM


  • EDMONTON: 1
    VANCOUVER: 0
    End of 1st

    Apr 2 10:52 PM


  • Edmonton Power-Play Goal - Kurtis Foster (7), at 16:46.

    Oilers 1, Canucks 0  1st - 3:14Apr 2 10:48 PM


  • EDMONTON: 0
    VANCOUVER: 0
    1st Period - 20:00

    Apr 2 10:16 PM
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