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Under the Scope: Oilers vs. Canucks

by Kristi Hennessy / Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers were holding a strong 2-1 lead until 4:13 was left in the third period. Cogliano got a holding penalty drawn by Samuelsson. With the game on the line, the Oilers couldn't keep the Canucks off the score sheet. Just seven seconds after the face off, Sami Salo wired a slap shot from 33 feet out. Who else but both Sedin twins to pick up the assists. Now we're at a 2-2 we go OT.

50 Luongo posted his 50th career shutout on Jan.7/10 vs PHX.
6 Alex Burrows has scored 2 hat tricks in 6 games.
1995 The Canucks began their 25th season on this exact day in the Pacific Coliseum.
300 Daniel Sedin recorded his 300th assist on Dec.26/09 vs. Edmonton.
270 Oilers have 270 man games lost to injury before tonight.
1st Star
Sam Gagner
G A P +/- Shots
1 0 1 E 6
2nd Star
Devan Dubnyk
29 26 3 61:39 .897
3rd Star
Daniel Sedin
G A P +/- Shots
1 2 3 0 4

Roberto Luongo
33 31 2 61:34 .939
  • Only allowed 1 PP goal
  • Stopped 31 of 33
  • Faced with 5 penalty kills

Devan Dubnyk
29 26 3 61:39 .897
  • Saw 3:27 of SH ice time
  • Faced with 6 penalty kills
  • Picks up the 2nd star

Devan Dubnyk was in the zone when he killed off a crucial Canucks power play midway through the second frame.  It started with a slap shot from Raymond followed with a backhand attempt by Bernier. Both turned aside. Then the puck found Samuelsson who attempted a wrist shot....stopped by Dubnyk. Then O'Sullivan had to be big and stop another slap shot from Raymond. The puck found its way to Kesler who wired a snap shot at Dubnyk who had enough and held on.

Dubnyk played hero tonight in net for the Oilers and earned the respect of Oilers fans throughout Rexall Place. As the crowd joined in on a new "DUUBY" chant, he found his zone and stopped 26 of 29 shots thrown at him. Although all of the Canucks goals came on the power play, he did have a couple strong penalty kills to keep his team on top and a chance at the two points.

Despite a difference in points and games played between the Sedins there is one aspect of their game where they are similarly aligned. The brothers have each produced League-leading point-per-game averages this season; Henrik ranks second overall with 1.4 points per game and Daniel sits third averaging 1.3 points a game. Only Alexander Ovechkin has produced a higher average, maintaining a 1.6 point-per-game pace through Jan. 18/10.

"What do you want me to do, dig more into my kids inheritance?"

 - Oilers Head Coach, Pat Quinn when asked by the media what he thought about the questionable overtime penalty to Denis Grebeshkov.

Friday January 22 vs. Dallas

Edmonton continues its four-game homestand Friday, January 22 vs. Dallas. The game starts at 7:00pm and will be broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet West.

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