Canucks lose final home game of the season
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 10, 2017,
Apr 10, 2017, 11:43
This pleases me greatly, because the Canucks have mostly been hot garbage this season. Lose in regulation in their finale against the Oilers, and they will have the second best odds to win the draft lottery.
The fact that we're simply having this conversation is an about-face from the last decade. "They played well tonight". There's a fair chance he can sew that up in the first six minutes or so. He notched two assists in their 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks, giving him 100 points in securing the first Art Ross Trophy of his nascent career.
Edmonton will open the playoffs at home against the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday. With Edmonton enjoying a two-man advantage, Eberle tried to pass the puck across the ice, but it deflected off Canucks defenseman Luca Sbisa and beat Bachman.
Tied 1-1 in the third period, Edmonton connected after Vancouver's Reid Boucher took a double minor for high-sticking when Letestu redirected a pass from Connor McDavid past Miller for his 16th goal of the season at 3:04.
Oiler goalie Cam Talbot, who was terrific, especially late in the first and throughout the second frame, bested Ryan Miller to win his 42nd game. Letestu and Pakarinen scored less than seven minutes apart to give the Oilers a two goal lead.
He got point No. 99 on his helper, setting up a Drake Caggiula goal.
Eberle rounded out the hat-trick early in the third and McDavid hit the century mark when he set up Draisaitl three minutes later, prompting chants of "MVP!" Crosby and Patrick Kane sit tied for second with 89 points. "It's more important the team gets 100 points than an individual". The German forward now has 21 points over his last 15 games and continued to put up strong numbers.
The right winger Boeser, who was Vancouver's first-round pick in 2015, got his fourth goal in his eighth National Hockey League game on a power play, slamming one past Talbot after a behind-the-back relay from Henrik Sedin. "As a team we had a really good March and so far we've had a good April", said Lucic, who was holding up a game but overmatched Troy Stecher as he bowled his way to the Canucks net and Lucic's follow-through accidentally caught Stecher under the right eye.
The Canucks are at Edmonton to complete the home-and-home on the final day of the regular season. The Oilers have 11 players without a single game of playoff experience, and 16 of their 23 players have fewer than 10 games. The Canucks scratched RW Jack Skille, C Griffen Molino, LW Loui Eriksson, C Joseph Cramarossa, C Brendan Gaunce and LW Yan-Pavel Laplante.