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game recap

Oilers keep NHL's best scoreless for 2nd straight win

Tuesday, 04.05.2011 / 5:00 PM

Jen Sharpe - edmontonoilers.com

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Oilers keep NHL's best scoreless for 2nd straight win
Vancouver Canucks 0, Edmonton Oilers 2

Vancouver was looking for vengeance at Rexall Place Tuesday night but was sent home scoreless instead. Thanks to great goaltending from Devan Dubnyk and key offensive contributions from Ryan Jones and Magnus Paajarvi, Edmonton secured a 2-0 shutout win over the League's top team.

FIRST PERIOD

Edmonton dominated the game's opening minutes, firing five shots on Roberto Luongo plus one on his crossbar; Vancouver, by comparison, tested Dubnyk only once in the first nine minutes.

The Canucks narrowed the shot gap to 7-4 late in the period, but their progress slowed when Jannik Hansen took a hooking minor. With only three seconds left on the clock and 46 seconds remaining in the infraction, Jones caught Jordan Eberle's shot with his shin and deflected it over Luongo, resulting in a power-play goal and 1-0 Oilers lead heading into the second period.

SECOND PERIOD

Trailing eight shots to four at the start of the middle frame, Vancouver got within one by the five-minute mark and overtook Edmonton two minutes later. Dubnyk continued to frustrate the League's leaders, however, and came up with some big saves to keep them off the board.

Near the game's midway point, a shoving match erupted in Dubnyk's crease, netting coincidental high-sticking and roughing minors to Ladislav Smid and Alex Burrows. The Canucks increased their shot lead during four-on-four but the 1-0 game stuck.

Less than a minute after the penalties expired, Vancouver was assessed the first of two consecutive infractions. Edmonton managed two shots on the power-plays but couldn't crack Luongo a second time, pushing the one-goal game into the final frame.

THIRD PERIOD

32 seconds after third-period puck drop, Jim Vandermeer was called for hooking and the Canucks benefited from their first power-play. The Oilers prevented any power-play attempts but had little time to rest: one minute into five-on-five, a tripping minor to Ryan O'Marra put the club back on the penalty kill.

Thankfully for the home team, the disadvantage was brief: a tripping minor to Daniel Sedin triggered 1:11 of four-on-four followed by Edmonton's fourth power-play of the game.

Scoring proved impossible in the penalty-filled stretch, yet the Canucks emerged with a commanding 25-15 shot lead.

With 6:55 remaining in regulation, Eberle was crunched by Raffi Torres, triggering the immediate wrath of witness Ryan O'Marra. The brawl was short but significant: in addition to fighting majors to both players, Torres took an additional elbowing major and game misconduct.

50 seconds into the five-minute infraction, Rome and Burrows added cross-checking penalties, gifting the Oilers four full minutes of five-on-three. Edmonton tallied five shots on the extended power-play -- the fifth, a rebound redirect courtesy of Magnus Paajarvi, slipped past Luongo to make it 2-0 Oilers with 2:46 left to play.

The home team held the lead until the buzzer, and the Oilers skated away with their second straight win over the League's top team.

scoring summary
1st Period
19:57
EDM
PPG - Ryan Jones (18) Deflected shot - ASST: Jordan Eberle (24), Jeff Petry (3)
1 - 0 EDM
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
17:14
EDM
PPG - Magnus Paajarvi (14) Wrist shot - ASST: Linus Omark (20), Jeff Petry (4)
2 - 0 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
18:43
VAN
Jannik Hansen  Hooking against  Jeff Petry
2nd Period
08:42
EDM
Ladislav Smid  Roughing against  Alexandre Burrows
08:42
VAN
Alexandre Burrows  Hi-sticking against  Ladislav Smid
11:32
VAN
Alexandre Burrows  Slashing against  Ryan O'Marra
16:51
VAN
Kevin Bieksa  Hi-sticking against  Teemu Hartikainen
3rd Period
00:32
EDM
Jim Vandermeer  Hooking against  Chris Higgins
03:26
EDM
Ryan O'Marra  Tripping against  Mikael Samuelsson
04:16
VAN
Daniel Sedin  Tripping against  Chris VandeVelde
10:25
EDM
Linus Omark  Holding against  Kevin Bieksa
13:05
VAN
Raffi Torres  Elbowing (maj) against  Jordan Eberle
13:05
VAN
Raffi Torres  Fighting (maj) against  Ryan O'Marra
13:05
VAN
Raffi Torres  Game misconduct
13:05
EDM
Ryan O'Marra  Fighting (maj) against  Raffi Torres
13:55
VAN
Aaron Rome  Cross checking against  Linus Omark
13:55
VAN
Alexandre Burrows  Cross checking against  Andrew Cogliano
goalie stats
Roberto Luongo
Roberto Luongo
37-15-7
SA: 22TOI: 59:24
Saves: 20EV: 13 - 13
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 9
SV%: .909SH: 0 - 0
Cory Schneider
Cory Schneider
SA: 0TOI: 0:29
Saves: 0EV: 0 - 0
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: SH: 0 - 0
Devan Dubnyk
SA: 26TOI: 59:54
Saves: 26EV: 24 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0