Edmonton Oilers roll right now, and it’s not only their hyped, Jonathan Toews Jersey, high-flying offense does push.
Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot was sensational to start the season and on Friday night, he helped shut out the Vancouver Canucks 2-0 at Rogers Arena with a 26-save effort.
“This is probably one of the best stretches of my career right now,” said Talbot. “I try to stay focused, stay confident and go out there and give us a chance to win every night.
“I need to go out there and make the saves I have to do, and we hope to make a few I should not do.”
McDavid scored on a breakaway in the second period and Milan Lukic added empty Netter for the Oilers (7-1-0).
Talbot only spot in this season was a 6-2 defeat on October 16 in Buffalo. Talbot allowed all six of these goals, but he has since recovered dramatically.
Canucks (4-3-1), meanwhile, are looking for answers after a shutout two games in a row. They are some of the bottom of the NHL scoring 14 goals and not scored since 23 October in Anaheim. In addition, they have lost four straight away after starting the season with a four-game win streak.
“We have to keep grinding away and get some goals,” said Canucks captain Henrik Sedin. “It’s a long season. If you continue to play the same way, over and over again you are going to bury this [chances] sooner or later. It is a question of us to keep it going and not change things just because we did not score right now. He He is going to come. ”
McDavid broke the deadlock when he took a backhand pass from Lucic and wheeled past the defense Canucks to slip the puck through the legs of Ryan Miller at 11:31 of the second. This is an extended league lead in McDavid in paragraphs 12 (five goals, seven assists).
“I knew that if I told him he is gone,” said Lukic. “I do not care who you are coming against him, with his wheels, he will beat most of the guys ice, and he showed it tonight.”
Quiet first period when broke out in mid-Erik Gudbranson took exception to checking Zack Kassian and traded punches with the ex-Canadian. Shortly after boos rained for local Lucic product when clumsy Oilers forward did roughing penalty, but the Canucks missed the opportunity to power-play.
Talbot continued to impress early in the third as he swatted away Slapshot Henrik Sedin. At the other end, Blackhawks Womens Jersey, Miller faced down McDavid on another breakaway, but this time made a quick glove save to keep his team in the game. Miller finished with 25 saves.
“[McDavid] was difficult to handle today,” said coach Willie Desjardins Vancouver. “He made three or four great chances only with his speed.”