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Vancouver 5, Edmonton 2
When: 10:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 30, 2019
Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta
Referees: Chris Schlenker, Graham Skilliter
Linesmen: Tony Sericolo, Kyle Flemington
Attendance: 18035

Tanner Pearson scored twice in a four-point game while Loui Eriksson scored his first goal of the season as the Vancouver Canucks collected a 5-2 road victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.

Goaltender Jacob Markstrom made 28 saves, while Bo Horvat netted three assists for the Canucks, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

The clubs meet again Sunday night in the second half of a home-and-home series.

With the score tied 2-2, Pearson collected his second goal of the game at 13:47 of the second period for the game winner. Pearson was part of a rush up the ice and pushed home a rebound.

Then Eriksson made it a 4-2 game with his first goal of the season. Eriksson, the oft-maligned veteran, drove to the net and redirected a pass from Pearson to net his first goal since March 20 -- a 22-game drought.

Josh Leivo rounded out the scoring with a tally 81 seconds into the third period.

The Canucks, playing the finale of a six-game road trip, had plenty of early jump and were rewarded with a 2-0 edge thanks to a pair of special-teams goals.

Tyler Graovac opened the scoring with a power-play goal, the team's league-leading 28th man-advantage marker, 3:31 into the first period, a short-side shot from the left faceoff dot. The shot came back out of the net so fast it wasn't noticed by anyone on the ice.

Pearson's short-handed goal at the 13:32 mark of the first doubled the lead.

But the Oilers drew even. Connor McDavid scored 42 seconds later with his 19th goal of the season, wiring a shot just inside the post, and then set up Zack Kassian's tally 5:05 into the second period. McDavid has collected 13 goals and 26 points in the last 13 games.

The victory came at a cost for Vancouver, as defenseman Alex Edler suffered an upper-body injury in the second period.

Mike Smith stopped 33 shots for the Oilers, who still lead the Pacific Division.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Vancouver   Edmonton
Tanner Pearson 4 Points Connor McDavid 2
Tanner Pearson 2 Goals Connor McDavid 1
Bo Horvat 3 Assists Connor McDavid 1
Tyler Graovac 1 Power Play Goals N/A
Tanner Pearson 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Jacob Markstrom .933 Save Percentage Mike Smith .868
Jacob Markstrom 28 Saves Mike Smith 33
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 38 5 1-3 3-3 6 29
Edmonton 30 2 0-3 2-3 6 32
Upcoming Games
  • Edmonton will play their next game on the road against Vancouver. The Oilers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play their next game at home against Edmonton. The Canucks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .467 after a loss.