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game recap

RECAP: Canucks 6, Oilers 2

Saturday, 10.05.2013 / 11:59 PM

Chris Wescott - edmontonoilers.com

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RECAP: Canucks 6, Oilers 2
Edmonton Oilers 2, Vancouver Canucks 6
Three Stars of the Game
Henrik Sedin
1st
Henrik Sedin
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 3Hits: 1
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 20:32
Ryan Kesler
2nd
Ryan Kesler
G: 1Shots: 9
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 5
+/-: 0TOI: 18:57
Daniel Sedin
3rd
Daniel Sedin
G: 1Shots: 6
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 20:10

Henrik Sedin scored three points and an inspired Vancouver Canucks team fired on all cylinders early, never looking back on their way to a 6-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers tonight in their home opener.

"If you're not going to compete like every shift is your last, you're not going to win," Head Coach Dallas Eakins said following the defeat. "That was very evident tonight."

"We got out-played right from the start of the game," added Taylor Hall. "There are a lot of things we need to improve on from that effort."

An early goal by Jeff Petry put the Oilers on top 1-0 just 1:58 into the game when David Perron sprung the defenceman up the boards and Petry made a diving shot which trickled past Roberto Luongo.

Vancouver rebounded, setting the tone after that goal with physical play and aggressive forechecking. Down 1-0, the Canucks then went on a three-goal tear in the opening frame while piling on the shots in the Oilers end.

3:42 into the first, Brad Richardson went on a shorthanded breakaway for Vancouver. He deked forehand to backhand to forehand and shimmied his way to score five-hole on Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk.

The home team made it 2-1 at 18:27 of the first when defenceman Dan Hamhuis scooped up the loose puck after a neutral zone draw and shot the puck from the point. The shot deflected off Petry's stick and floundered past Dubnyk short-side underneath his blocker-side arm.

The offensive onslaught continued just 18 seconds later on a pretty tic-tac-toe play by the Canucks. After an Edmonton turnover in their zone, Henrik Sedin passed the puck from the face-off dot to his twin Daniel Sedin at the top of the crease. Daniel then passed it out to the slot to Jannik Hansen who buried the one-timer and gave the Canucks the 3-1 lead heading into the locker room at the first intermission.

At the 7:21 mark of the second period the Canucks increased their lead to three when Henrik Sedin spun around and fed a perfect cross-ice pass to his brother on the power play and Daniel Sedin buried the puck on the power play to give Vancouver a large 4-1 lead.

Another turnover in the Oilers zone proved costly for Edmonton as the puck bounced to a waiting Ryan Kesler who shot it past a screened Dubnyk, chasing the Oilers netminder as Jason LaBarbera entered the game at 13:56 of the second period. Dubnyk finished the game with 26 saves on 31 shots.

Edmonton got its second goal of the night to draw within three when Ales Hemsky set up Boyd Gordon in the slot with less than five minutes remaining in the second. It was Gordon's second goal of the season and cut the Canucks lead to 5-2.

Jason Garrison iced the game with 1:45 remaining, shooting the puck off the glass behind Luongo and watching as the puck slid all the way down the ice and into Edmonton's empty net.

Edmonton forward Jesse Joensuu was experiencing back pain during the game and did not return following the second intermission. The loss dropped the Oilers to 0-2-0 on the season and they'll look to get in the win column on Monday when the New Jersey Devils visit Rexall Place.

"We have to wake up tomorrow positive and regroup," Hall said. "All it takes is one shift, one period next game to get back on track."

"We can't play like that," Smid added. "We have to draw the line. If we want to make the playoffs, we have to wake up and win some games."

scoring summary
1st Period
01:58
EDM
Jeff Petry (1) ASST: David Perron (1), Ladislav Smid (1)
1 - 0 EDM
03:42
VAN
SHG - Brad Richardson (1) ASST: Jason Garrison (1)
1 - 1 Tie
18:27
VAN
Dan Hamhuis (1) ASST: Henrik Sedin (2)
2 - 1 VAN
18:45
VAN
Jannik Hansen (1) ASST: Daniel Sedin (2), Henrik Sedin (3)
3 - 1 VAN
2nd Period
07:21
VAN
PPG - Daniel Sedin (1) ASST: Henrik Sedin (4), Alexander Edler (1)
4 - 1 VAN
13:56
VAN
Ryan Kesler (1) ASST: NONE
5 - 1 VAN
15:23
EDM
Boyd Gordon (2) ASST: Ales Hemsky (2)
5 - 2 VAN
3rd Period
18:15
VAN
SHG - EN - Jason Garrison (2) ASST: NONE
6 - 2 VAN
penalty summary
1st Period
01:02
VAN
Jannik Hansen  Roughing against  Andrew Ference
01:02
EDM
Andrew Ference  Roughing against  Jannik Hansen
02:58
VAN
Kevin Bieksa  Tripping against  David Perron
06:28
EDM
Anton Belov  Tripping against  Zac Dalpe
08:48
EDM
Anton Belov  Hi-sticking against  David Booth
19:19
VAN
Ryan Stanton  Roughing against  Mike Brown
19:19
EDM
Mike Brown  Misconduct (10 min) against  Ryan Stanton
19:19
EDM
Mike Brown  Roughing against  Ryan Stanton
19:19
EDM
Will Acton  Fighting (maj) against  Brad Richardson
19:19
VAN
Ryan Kesler  Fighting (maj) against  Will Acton
19:19
EDM
Will Acton  Roughing against  Ryan Kesler
2nd Period
06:29
EDM
Taylor Hall  Boarding against  Dale Weise
09:46
VAN
Jannik Hansen  Hooking against  David Perron
13:29
VAN
Jannik Hansen  Roughing against  David Perron
13:29
EDM
David Perron  Roughing against  Jannik Hansen
16:36
VAN
Tom Sestito  Roughing against  Ladislav Smid
16:36
EDM
Ladislav Smid  Roughing against  Tom Sestito
19:53
EDM
David Perron  Holding the stick against  Daniel Sedin
3rd Period
03:32
VAN
Tom Sestito  Fighting (maj) against  Luke Gazdic
03:32
EDM
Luke Gazdic  Fighting (maj) against  Tom Sestito
12:45
EDM
David Perron  Unsportsmanlike conduct
16:24
VAN
Alexander Edler  Holding against  Mike Brown
goalie stats
Jason LaBarbera
SA: 12TOI: 24:13
Saves: 12EV: 6 - 6
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: 1.000SH: 0 - 0
Devan Dubnyk
SA: 31TOI: 33:56
Saves: 26EV: 18 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 9
SV%: .839SH: 0 - 1
Roberto Luongo
Roberto Luongo
1-1-0
SA: 23TOI: 59:56
Saves: 21EV: 16 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .913SH: 1 - 1