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Under the Scope: Oilers at Canucks

An in-depth look at the Oilers' 4-0 shutout loss against the Canucks

Friday, 05.04.2013 / 2:22 AM / Cenovus Live In-Game Blog
By Wendy Mach  - edmontonoilers.com


The Vancouver Canucks were able to break their two-game losing streak and end the Edmonton Oilers five-game winning streak in a 4-0 shutout victory. The Canucks jumped out to an early start as Kevin Bieksa scored a powerplay goal after Magnus Paajarvi was called for a high-sticking penalty. Newly acquired Derek Roy made his Canucks debut tonight collecting one point while Zack Kassian scored his first goal since Jan. 30.

Take a closer look at the game as we go Under The Scope:


The Oilers were on the penalty kill when they received a bench minor for too many men on the ice, giving the Canucks, a two-man advantage. Kevin Bieksa took the initial shot, which was blocked by Jeff Petry but the loose puck bounced to Henrik Sedin who found Bieksa all alone in front to put the Canucks up 1-0.


72 Per cent of faceoff won by Shawn Horcoff
48 Total hits in the game
12 Saves made by Cory Schneider in the first 40 minutes
0 Points for Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins since Mar. 25


Corey Schneider
SA SV GA TOI SV%
23 23 0 59:29 1.000


Henrik Sedin
G A PTS PIM +/-
1 1 2 0 +1



Derek Roy
G A PTS PIM +/-
0 1 1 0 +1


 
CANUCKS
Cory Schneider
SA SV GA TOI SV%
23 23 0 59:29 1.000

 

OILERS
Nikolai Khabibulin
SA SV GA TOI SV%
24 28 4 59:32 0.857



 
CANUCKS
Kevin Bieksa - D

22:08 - 1 PTS, +1 rating

OILERS
 Ladislav Smid - D

21:39 - 0 PTS, -1 rating

Henrik Sedin was behind the net and made a pass behind to Daniel Sedin, who was able to pass it right back across the crease to Henrik to beat a sprawling Khabibulin.

Cory Schneider stopped all 28 shots for his fourth shutout of the season and his eight of his career. The last time Schneider faced the Oilers was on Mar. 30, when he was chased out of the net after letting in two goals on two shots, but he was able to bounce back tonight to hold them scoreless through 60 minutes.


Derek Roy made his Canucks debut tonight against the Oilers after being traded on April 2 from the Dallas Stars. Roy collected his first assist with the Canucks and ended his night with one point, +1 rating and 17:54 of ice time. In his last six games, Roy has one goal and seven points.


Nick Schultz played in his 800th NHL career game tonight against the Canucks and over his 12-year career, Schultz has 26 goals and 138 points.


"It just seemed like we were a little tired out there. We just didn't play our game. There's no excuse right now."

- Ryan Whitney on the Oilers' shutout loss




Saturday, April 6 at Los Angeles 
2:00pm MT
(SNET-W / 630 CHED)

The Oilers will be facing the L.A. Kings on Saturday for a matinee game to wrap up their three-game series this season. The team will then travel to Anaheim to take on the Ducks on Monday before heading home to start preparations for their game on Wednesday against the Phoenix Coyotes.