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38-35-9

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game recap

Oilers 3, Canucks 0

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Oilers 3, Canucks 0
Vancouver Canucks 0, Edmonton Oilers 3

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -Edmonton coach Craig MacTavish had a simple explanation for the Oilers' 3-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.

"It was the first game all year where I can say that everybody played well," MacTavish said. "It was the first real complete 60-minute game we have played all year. Normally, there have been patches of the game where there are some poor performances, but everybody did their job tonight. That was the first sign of a complete game by everyone this year. It was an important game for us."

Dwayne Roloson made 23 saves for his first shutout in two seasons and 23rd in 11 NHL seasons.

"It was important to get a win like this, especially in our own building where we haven't played our best hockey," Roloson said. "Tonight was probably one of our best games of the year. We played unbelievable."

Dustin Penner, Ales Hemsky and Robert Nilsson scored for Edmonton. The Oilers have won four of their last five games to improve to 14-12-2,

The Canucks went 2-4-1 on their seven-game trip to drop to 16-11-3.

"I really don't have one positive thing to say about this game," Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said. "We got outplayed. We got out-everythinged in all areas. They deserved to win hands down and they did. We had two chances after 40 minutes. That's quite impressive. That tells you a lot about our game tonight."

Edmonton scored 49 seconds into the game when Penner beat Curtis Sanford with a backhander. The Oilers had a good opportunity to extend the lead midway through the first with an extended 5-on-3 advantage, but failed to score.

About a minute after Shawn Horcoff's shot hit the post, Edmonton took a two-goal lead with 1:33 left in the second period. With the teams playing 4-on-4, Hemsky led a 3-on-1 rush and fired a shot past Stanford's glove.

Edmonton completed the scoring on Nilsson's breakaway at 2:21 of the third.

Notes: Nilsson returned to the lineup after missing four games because of a shoulder injury. ... The game was the first of three between the teams in 13 days.

scoring summary
1st Period
00:49
EDM
Dustin Penner (8) ASST: Lubomir Visnovsky (10), Denis Grebeshkov (11)
1 - 0 EDM
2nd Period
18:27
EDM
Ales Hemsky (10) ASST: Sheldon Souray (14), Shawn Horcoff (14)
2 - 0 EDM
3rd Period
02:20
EDM
Robert Nilsson (4) ASST: Andrew Cogliano (7)
3 - 0 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
02:08
VAN
Willie Mitchell  Cross checking against  Andrew Cogliano
05:43
EDM
Zack Stortini  Fighting against  Darcy Hordichuk
05:43
VAN
Darcy Hordichuk  Fighting against  Zack Stortini
08:30
VAN
Rob Davison  Fighting against  Jason Strudwick
08:30
EDM
Jason Strudwick  Fighting against  Rob Davison
09:11
VAN
Taylor Pyatt  Interference - Goalkeeper against  Dwayne Roloson
09:57
VAN
Mattias Ohlund  Hooking against  Sam Gagner
2nd Period
00:31
VAN
Shane O'Brien  Misconduct
00:31
VAN
Shane O'Brien  Instigator against  Kyle Brodziak
00:31
EDM
Kyle Brodziak  Roughing against  Shane O'Brien
00:31
VAN
Shane O'Brien  Fighting against  Kyle Brodziak
00:31
EDM
Kyle Brodziak  Fighting against  Shane O'Brien
09:58
VAN
Rob Davison  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Erik Cole
09:58
EDM
Erik Cole  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Rob Davison
11:38
VAN
Mason Raymond  Hooking against  Robert Nilsson
14:59
EDM
Marc-Antoine Pouliot  Holding against  Jason Jaffray
15:22
VAN
Henrik Sedin  Hooking against  Ethan Moreau
17:59
VAN
Taylor Pyatt  Interference against  Ethan Moreau
18:02
EDM
Sam Gagner  Hooking against  Alexander Edler
19:20
VAN
Mattias Ohlund  Tripping against  Ales Hemsky
19:37
VAN
Willie Mitchell  Hi-sticking against  Lubomir Visnovsky
3rd Period
04:32
EDM
Marc-Antoine Pouliot  Hi-sticking against  Steve Bernier
11:31
EDM
Zack Stortini  Charging against  Jason Jaffray
goalie stats
Curtis Sanford
SA: 29TOI: 60:00
Saves: 26EV: 22 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .897SH: 0 - 0
Dwayne Roloson
SA: 23TOI: 59:45
Saves: 23EV: 20 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: 1.000SH: 1 - 1