Turris scores winner in shootout to lift Oilers 3-2 over Canucks in season opener

Published:Nov 24, 202319:27
Turris scores winner in shootout to lift Oilers 3-2 over Canucks in season opener

EDMONTON - Kyle Turris scored the shootout winner because the Edmonton Oilers began the season off with a victory, defeating the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Wednesday.

Jesse Puljujarvi and Zach Hyman scored in regulation for the Oilers, who gave up a late lead. Edmonton additionally bought a pair of assists from Connor McDavid.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Quinn Hughes responded for the Canucks.

Edmonton bought the sport’s first aim with three minutes left within the opening interval as Puljujarvi confirmed good arms in entrance, choosing out the rebound from a Darnell Nurse shot earlier than depositing it previous Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko.

Halfway via the second, the Oilers have been on the lookout for more on a Kailer Yamamoto breakaway, however Demko was in a position to make the cease.

The Oilers made it 2-0 with three minutes left within the second body with a reasonably three-way passing play completed off when Hyman scored his first as an Oiler right into a wide-open internet on an ideal feed from Leon Draisaitl.

Vancouver lastly bought one previous Oilers starter Mike Smith on its 32 shot of the evening as Ekman-Larsson scored on a power-play blast from the purpose with seven-and-a-half minutes left within the third.

The Canucks tied the competition with 2:49 on a aim that Smith would possible like to have again as Hughes snuck a shot in brief facet, ultimately sending the sport to additional time.

The Canucks proceed their six-game street journey -- the longest street swing to begin a season in franchise historical past -- in Philadelphia on Friday. The Oilers stay residence to face the Calgary Flames on Saturday.

Notes: It was the third consecutive season that the 2 groups have performed one another within the season-opener… Each groups have had important adjustments within the low season, with the Oilers sporting seven new faces and the Canucks that includes 13 new gamers… Edmonton went 6-1-1- in pre-season play, whereas Vancouver was 2-5-0… Ahead Colton Sceviour signed a one-year contract Wednesday after being with the Oilers throughout coaching camp on an expert tryout.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Oct. 13, 2021.

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