Vancouver Canucks shut out Edmonton to extend their winning streak to 6
Roberto Luongo made 19 saves for his 65th career shutout and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-0 for their sixth straight victory. The Canucks host Boston on Saturday.
The Associated Press
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Roberto Luongo made 19 saves for his 65th career shutout and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-0 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory.
Luongo has three shutouts this season.
Daniel Sedin, Zack Kassian, Chris Higgins and Dale Weise scored to help Vancouver improve to 19-10-5. Jason Garrison added three assists, and Ryan Kesler had two.
Devan Dubnyk made 36 saves for Edmonton (11-20-3).
The Canucks host Boston on Saturday night at Rogers Arena — the first visit from the Bruins since they won the seventh game of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final.
“Didn’t that happen about 20 years ago?” asked John Tortorella, who is in his first year as Vancouver’s coach. “We’ll play the game hard, they’ll play the game hard and we’ll see what’s left after 60 minutes.”
Luongo said, “There’s not much we can do about two years ago. (Saturday) night is all about the two points.”
Sedin opened the scoring on a power play in the second period, snapping a five-game goal drought with his 11th of the season when his shot from the point went in off Oilers defenseman Nick Schultz.
Vancouver made the score 2-0 at 2:26 of the third when Kassian deflected a shot from David Booth past Dubnyk for his sixth of the season and first point in nine games.
Higgins scored at 6:07, taking a feed from Kesler and beating Dubnyk with a quick release for his ninth goal of the season.
Weise scored on a power play with 34.8 seconds left.
“It seemed like every time we got the puck, they had already closed on us,” Oilers coach Dallas Eakins said. “We couldn’t even get out of our zone for most of the night.”