The second of a home-and-home series between the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks took place on Tuesday night at Rexall Place with the Oilers hoping to repeat the effort they put in on Saturday night in Vancouver.
It started off well for the home team as they came out of the gate flying, holding Vancouver to only one shot for close to ten minutes. Despite numerous good chances, the Oilers were unable to score until the last seconds when Ryan Jones
netted a powerplay goal at 19:57 of the first period. After 20 minutes of play, the Oilers were outshooting the Canucks 8-4.
A scoreless second period made way for a nerve-racking third period. Both the Oilers and Canucks were collecting quality scoring chances, but the goalies were there to keep the score stagnant. However, late in the third, the Canucks took a series of undisciplined penalties that saw the Oilers with four minutes of 5-on-3 time. At 17:14 of the final frame, Magnus Paajarvi
sealed the victory for the Oilers' scoring his fourteenth goal of the year with the two-man advantage to make it 2-0 win.
After stopping 40 of 41 shots in Vancouver, Dubnyk returned in nets and bested his previous performance by stopping all 26 shots he faced to record his second NHL shutout.
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