It was tough goings for the visiting Canucks as the Oilers blanked Vancouver with a 2-0 victory, Friday night.
Confusion midway through the second period saw a goal from Canucks forward Brendan Gaunce waved off.
“That was a tough one, I still don’t really get it,” said Vancouver Captain Henrik Sedin. “They tried to explain it to everyone. For me, they [said they] called it off because he batted it in with his hand, but then they came back and said it was a goalie interference.”
Nearly five minutes later, Oilers forward Jordan Eberle flicked a shot from the left circle through the five-hole of goaltender Jacob Markstrom, taking a 1-0 lead, and putting a damper on Vancouver’s momentum.
“It was nice to get a [would-be] goal there, again we’ve got to think about the way we play and our process here of trying to get better,” said Sedin. “It was a tough one today but overall we played a good game.”
The third of five meetings between the teams, the Oilers are now 2-0-1 in the series.