Oh the drama! Instead of blaming someone, how about a simple request: A 60 minute performance.
Despite lacking a Nugent-Hopkins hat trick, the Oilers were somehow still able to come away with a 3-2 win tonight; against an divisional opponent no less. If you're not familiar with recent Oiler history this is a big deal.
The Canucks head up to Edmonton for another clash against an improved Oilers squad. In the midst of another RNH love-in, David Booth will make his Canucks debut...
969.Nikolai Khabibulin's save percentage. Seriously. The goaltender who is going up against the Vancouver Canucks tonight is the same goaltender who registered an .890 last season and would have...
|- No scoring. Penalties - Jannik Hansen, Vancouver (Delay of game), 4:17.|
|- 1, Edmonton Goal - Jordan Eberle, from Taylor Hall and Corey Potter at 1:53. 2, Edmonton Goal - Shawn Horcoff, from Ryan Smyth at 5:58. 3, Edmonton Goal - Taylor Hall (2), from Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins at 6:55. 4, Vancouver Goal - Cody Hodgson (2), from Alexander Edler and Manny Malhotra at 11:29. Penalties - Ben Eager, Edmonton (Boarding), 2:22; Ben Eager, Edmonton (Roughing), 7:42; Daniel Sedin, Vancouver (Hooking), 12:26; Maxim Lapierre, Vancouver (Hooking), 18:19.|
|- 5, Vancouver Goal - Alexandre Burrows (3), from Henrik Sedin and Sami Salo at 7:43. Penalties - Ladislav Smid, Edmonton (Elbowing), 3:43; Eric Belanger, Edmonton (Slashing), 20:00.|