Game Review: Canucks Suffer 4th Consecutive Loss, Oilers Undefeated In Five

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Canucks Win The Fight, Lose The Game

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andrewchernoff By Andrew Chernoff

October 28, 2016

Vancouver (4-3-1=9 pts) played their second game of a three game homestand tonight at Rogers Arena against division rivals, Edmonton Oilers (7-1-0=14+ pts), losing 2-0.

Canucks started their 3rd of 16 back-to-back series this season tonight against the Oilers, host the Washington Capitals Saturday night.

Canucks are now 2-2-1 in back-to-back series this season.

Vancouver came into the game with a home record of 4-1-0, looking for their fifth home win of the young season.

Canucks now sit in 10th place in the NHL  and are tied for 3rd place in the Pacific division with Calgary, with 9 points, 5 points behind the Oilers, and a single point behind the San Jose Sharks.

Canucks starting goalie Ryan Miller, stopped 25 of 26 shots in the game.

Miller, after four game starts, has a 1.74 GAA and a .939 SV%. He is now 1-3-0 for the season.

The game was scoreless in the opening period.

In the second, Connor McDavid was set up beautifully, coming in alone on Ryan Miller, and he made the score 1-0 Edmonton at 11:31, his 5th goal of the season, assisted by Milan Lucic (3) and Anton Lander (2).

It is the 7th time in 8 games that Vancouver has allowed the opening goal of the game this season.

Late in the third, with the Canucks pressing to tie the game, with Miller out for a 6th attacker, Milan Lucic (4) would score an empty-net goal to secure the win, assisted by Adam Larsson (2) at 18:40.

Jayson Megna and Brendan Gaunce, both injured in the final period of the game; Willie Desjardins is doubtful that either player will be available for Saturday night against the Washington Capitals.

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In brief:

  • Canucks tied 0-0 after one; behind 1-0 after two.
  • Vancouver outshot by Edmonton 27-26 in the game.
  • The Vancouver penalty kill was 1 for 1, with 1 shots against; 1 shots for; 0 shorthanded goals for; the power play was 0 for 1, with 1 shots for, 0 shot against and 0 shorthanded goals against.

Next Game: Oct 29, 2016: Washington vs Canucks at Rogers Arena @7 p.m. PST

Canucks Post Game Notes

Regular Season Game 8, Home Game 6

Final Score      1     2     3     OT   SO     F
Edm                     0      1      1        –                 2
Van                       0     0     0        –                 0

Records:
Edm: 7-1-0 (Road: 3-0-0)
Van: 4-3-1 (Home: 4-2-0)

Stats: SF  SA   PP    PK    PIM     CF          CA       SCF    SCA    HITS 
Edm     27   26    0-1   1-1         7      42(37)   50(45)    18(15)   15(18)     26
Van      26   27     0-1   1-1         7      50(45)  42(37)     15(18)   18(15)     21
                                              5v5 stats in parenthesis for CF & CA                                                                SCF=scoring chances for; SCA=scoring chances against.

Face-offs:

  • Total: 34-59: 58 percent
    • defensive zone: 9-15: 60 percent
    • offensive zone: 14-24: 58 percent
    • neutral zone: 11-20: 55 percent
  • Horvat was 14-19; H.Sedin, 11-20; Sutter, 6-14; Gaunce, 2-5; Virtanen, 1-1

Game Stats Reports:  Game, Face-OffsShotsEvent

Notes:

  • Ben Hutton and Henrik Sedin led the Canucks with 3 shots each; seven other Canucks had 2 shots each.
  • Brandon Sutter, Jannik Hansen and Jayson Megna led Canucks with 3 hits each.
  • Ben Hutton had 2 blocked shots.
  • Markus Granlund had 3-takeaways.
  • Vancouver had 11-blocked shots; 10-giveaways; 9-takeaways, 16-shot attempts blocked and 8-missed shots, in the game.
  • Corsi Tidbits:
    • Canucks had 10 players with a positive Corsi For (All Situations):
      • Henrik Sedin +10; Troy Stecher +9; Daniel Sedin +8; Loui Ericksson +7.
    • Vancouver had 12 players with a positive Corsi For (5-on-5):
      •  Troy Stecher and Alex Edler +8; Loui Ericksson +7;  Henrik Sedin +6.
    • Defensemen (CorsiFor%):
      • All Strengths:
        • Troy Stecher: 65.52 percent
        • Alex Edler: 58.33 percent
        • Philip Larsen: 56 percent
        • Luca Sbisa and Ben Hutton: 50 percent
      • 5 on 5:
        • Troy Stecher: 65.38 percent
        • Alex Edler: 63.33 percent
        • Luca Sbisa: 52.38 percent
        • Ben Hutton: 51.43 percent
    • Forwards (CorsiFor%):
      • All Strengths:
        • Henrik Sedin: 63.89 percent
        • Daniel Sedin: 61.76
        • Loui Ericksson: 60 percent
        • Sven Baertschi: 58.33 percent
        • Jack Skille: 57.89 percent
      • 5 on 5:
        • Loui Ericksson: 60.61 percent
        • Henrik Sedin: 59.38 percent
        • Daniel Sedin: 58.06 percent
        • Jack Skille: 57.89 percent
        • Sven Baertschi and Bo Horvat: 57.14 percent

Note: Corsi stats from naturalstattrick.com and hockeystats.ca

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