Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) – Derek Dorsett scored the winner in the
third period to give the Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton
Oilers on Saturday.
Luca Sbisa and Linden Vey also scored, while Ryan Miller made 25 saves for the
Canucks, who won their fourth straight game.
Jordan Eberle and David Perron scored goals for the Oilers, who hit the road
for five games starting in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Ben Scrivens gave up all
three goals on 30 shots.
With the score tied in the third and a man down, the Canucks took a 3-2 lead
off a Scrivens miscue.
The goalie gathered the puck in front of his net and tried to play it off the
boards to his left and out. Dorsett, though, was right there to take the puck
and shoot it home for his first with the team at 4:05.
Miller needed to make just six stops in the third to preserve the lead and get
The Oilers struck first when Taylor Hall skated down the middle and passed to
his right for Eberle, who backhanded the puck home to the far side at 12:39 of
Vancouver, though, answered inside a minute to play in the first, as a Chris
Higgins rebound came out to the slot where Sbisa snapped it in for his second
of the year.
At 16:37 of the second, the Canucks made it a 2-1 game when Dorsett’s quick
shot from the slot was stopped and Vey was at the right side to put the
rebound between the pads of Scrivens.
The lead lasted just 1:04, though, as Edmonton sent the game into the second
intermission tied when Leon Draisaitl received a pass in the slot and dished
it over to the right circle where Perron beat Miller with a wrister.
Vancouver hosts Nashville on Sunday … Edmonton starts a five-game road trip
in Philadelphia on Tuesday … Vancouver has already won three matchups
against Edmonton this season, including two as the guests … Both teams were
0-for-3 on the power play … Hall left the game in the second period with a
leg injury after crashing into the net.