Things certainly didn’t go as planned for the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night as they suffered a 4-2 home defeat at the hands of the Edmonton Oilers.
It’s was the Canucks' second-straight loss. With the win, the Oilers have finally claimed two consecutive wins, something that has not occurred since December. David Perron was the star of the show, tallying his second career hat-trick with a late empty net goal.
Both of Perron’s career hat tricks have come at the expense of the Canucks. For the Oilers, this is hopefully a sign of things to come.
“We’re slowly getting stronger and it’s good for the group,”coach Dallas Eakins was quoted by the Canadian Press. In the end, the Perron’s hat trick and a number of key saves from goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov gave the Oilers the victory.
However, the Canucks and their fans did have some positives to take away from the loss. Jordon Schroeder scored two goals in his return to the lineup and that extremely acrobatic stick- save by goaltender Roberto Louongo will certainly give Canucks fans something to talk about in the next few days.
On paper, this is a game that the Canucks should’ve won quite easily in my opinion. The absence of captain Henrik Sedin and head coach John Tortorella was certainly felt . The team has really been struggling of late. I just hope that this losing streak does not continue. I really hope Henrik Sedin returns to the lineup soon.
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