NHL Game Summary - Vancouver at Edmonton|
(Monday, October 19th)
Final Score: Edmonton 2, Vancouver 1
Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Sam Gagner scored the go-ahead goal midway
through the third period and the Edmonton Oilers survived a score that came
just after the clock expired to beat Vancouver, 2-1, at Rexall Place.
Patrick O'Sullivan registered a goal and an assist for the Oilers, who have
won four of their last five games. Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 39 shots in the
"These games are the ones at the end of the year that are going to be
important," said O'Sullivan. "You have to continue to try to keep the teams
below you down there."
Steve Bernier had the lone score for the Canucks, who couldn't gain momentum
from a 2-1 win against Minnesota on Saturday. Roberto Luongo made 28 saves in
"The effort was definitely there tonight," said Luongo. "If we play like this
on the road we have a shot."
Gagner scored on a rebound in front at 10:33 of the third, and the Oilers
looked to ice the victory when Ales Hemsky was on a breakaway with the
Vancouver net empty in the final minute. He was pulled down from behind, but
no penalty was called.
Bernier centered the puck in the final half-minute, but the disc never got to
the net. Then, Kyle Wellwood carried the puck into the Edmonton zone and put
the puck between Khabibulin's pads, but it crossed the goal line just after
the clock showed zeroes.
Bernier scored 6:32 into the game on a rebound, and it became 1-1 26 seconds
into the second when O'Sullivan, stationed in front, took a left circle pass
from Denis Grebeshkov for the tying tally.
The Canucks play at Chicago Wednesday, while the Oilers next play Thursday at
home against Columbus...Vancouver was 0-for-5 on the power play, while the
Canucks went 0-for-3...The Oilers are 4-1-1 at home.
10/20 01:18:08 ET