x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Canucks triumph over Oilers

The Vancouver Canucks score three goals in the second period to get the better of the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 and stay top of the Northwest Division.

The Edmonton Oilers netminder Dwayne Roloson, right, gloves the puck against Vancouver.
The Edmonton Oilers netminder Dwayne Roloson, right, gloves the puck against Vancouver.

The Vancouver Canucks scored three goals in the second period to get the better of the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 on Wednesday and stay top of the Northwest Division. Daniel Sedin recorded two goals and one assist and Ryan Kesler added another as the Canucks avenged a 3-0 loss to the Oilers on Saturday. "The first couple of shifts were hard, but it turned into a good game for us and we needed it," Kesler said.

"I think everyone was disappointed with the loss on Saturday night in Edmonton. It was good to get back at them." RJ Umberger scored with 2:05 remaining in overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks. Michael Peca netted his second goal of the season and rookie goaltender Steve Mason worked hard as he turned aside 47 shots for Columbus. Todd Bertuzzi ended his 20-game goal-scoring drought by netting with 72 seconds remaining in overtime as the Calgary Flames handed the Minnesota Wild their sixth straight setback with a 3-2 triumph.

David Clarkson scored the game-winner and set up another goal as the New Jersey Devils avoided a third straight loss with a 5-3 triumph over the Buffalo Sabres. The captain Jamie Langenbrunner and Patrik Elias had two assists apiece and Scott Clemmensen made 23 saves for the Devils, who are 10-2-1 in their last 13 games. The defenceman Michal Rozsival scored a pair of goals - including the game-winner with 79 seconds remaining in overtime - as the New York Rangers recorded a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

Marc Staal picked up the puck near the right-wing boards and pushed a pass to Rozsival, who fired a slap shot home for the game-winner. * Reuters