Oilers blow Third-period lead earlier than recovering to cease Canucks in shootout

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 fingers in entrance, selecting out the rebound from a Darnell Nurse shot earlier than depositing it previous Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko.

WATCH | Smith’s key OT save helps Oilers take win:

Mike Smith powers Oilers to shootout win over Canucks

Mike Smith made a game-saving stop in overtime and followed it up with a beautiful save in the shootout to get Edmonton a big win on opening night. 1:16

Midway through the second, the Oilers were looking for more on a Kailer Yamamoto breakaway, but Demko was able to make the stop.

The Oilers made it 2-0 with three minutes left in the second frame with a pretty three-way passing play finished off when Hyman scored his first as an Oiler into a wide-open net on a perfect feed from Leon Draisaitl.

Vancouver finally got one past Oilers starter Mike Smith on its 32 shot of the night as Ekman-Larsson scored on a power-play blast from the point with seven-and-a-half minutes left in the third.

WATCH | 9 things you should know for the NHL season… in 90 seconds:

9 Things it’s good to know in regards to the 2021-22 NHL season

A new season is upon us, and Rob Pizzo will get you caught up on a really busy offseason. 2:04

The Canucks tied the competition with 2:49 on a aim that Smith would possible like to have again as Hughes snuck a shot briefly 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 house to face the Calgary Flames on Saturday.

You might like

x