Jordan Eberle's goal at 19:24 of the second period pulled the Oilers to within one. Eberle broke down the right side taking a nice pass from Nugent-Hopkins before deking to his backhand, beating Legace.
In a low-scoring affair, Canucks goaltender Eddie Lack was sharp in Vancouver's net. Lack stopped all ten shots he faced in 31:31 between the pipes, including a couple of the highlight variety.
Vancouver defenceman, Nolan Baumgartner led all players in blocked shots with three on the night. Baumgartner was fearless in his ability to get in the shooting lanes and break-up scoring chances.
"Anytime I can get anybody to drop the gloves, I don't care if it's a hit, if they just want to fight, that's what it's about."
- Oilers forward, Darcy Hordichuk talks about fighting and how it helps his team.
Saturday, September 24 vs. Calgary 6:00 p.m. MDT (edmontonoilers.com)
The Oilers' preseason will continue Saturday night when they host the rival Calgary Flames at Rexall Place. Game-time is 6:00pm MDT and can be seen live at edmontonoilers.com within the Oilers region (AB/NWT/NU/SK).