In what appeared to be a mismatch on paper, the Oilers came into Saturday's contest looking to avoid a 12th consecutive loss against the newly crowned Presidents' Trophy champions. Strong special teams play, including a pair of power-play goals helped the Oilers skate away with a 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.
Kurtis Foster, Linus Omark
, Jordan Eberle
and Magnus Paajarvi
all scored for the Oilers, while Devan Dubnyk
turned aside 40 shots for his 11th win of the season. Andrew Cogliano also had a strong outing, registering a two-assist night in the victory.Teemu Hartikainen
was awarded a penalty shot in the second period, but his forehand attempt missed the net as he looked to beat Canucks netminder Cory Schneider high, stick-side. Although he was not forced to make a save on the play, Schneider played well for his club as he made 30 saves, despite surrendering the four Edmonton goals.
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