Tanner Pearson taped his first-career four-point game in the Vancouver Canucks' 5-2 triumph over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night at Rogers Place.
The Canucks power play has actually been red-hot on their six-game road trip and it propelled Vancouver to an early 1-0 lead.
Jacob Markstrom (8-6-3) made 27 conserves in the triumph, while Mike Smith (7-7-1) turned aside 33-of-38 shots in the loss for Edmonton.
Kassian's goal sparked Edmonton and the gritty winger was trying to find more on the power play, however Markstrom stood his ground rejecting Kassian from jamming in a loose puck in the crease two times midway through the second period.
Vancouver would then strike twice in a period of 4:17 as Pearson scored his second of the game and Eriksson would tally his very first goal of the season on a backhand feed from Horvat to provide Vancouver a 4-2 lead.
The Oilers have actually had some huge third-period comebacks this season, but Vancouver made certain to quash any concept of another rally from Edmonton as Leivo would score his 3rd goal on a wraparound just 1:21 into the 3rd duration to offer the Canucks a commanding 5-2 lead.
Regardless of being down by 3 objectives early in the third, the Oilers revealed a flurry of desperation. Markstrom came up big with a pad conserve from point blank variety off of McDavid in what was the Oilers best scoring possibility of the duration.
Connor McDavid and Zack Kassian of the Oilers celebrate an objective.(Codie McLachlan/Getty Images) Graovac, who was phoned by the Canucks on Nov. 13 ripped a shot past Smith simply 3:31 into the opening duration. Pearson extended Vancouver's lead to 2-0 with his sixth of the season, and his second short-handed objective in 5 video games. After a flurry of possibilities by the Oilers, Pearson took the puck down the right wing
and tried to centre a pass to J.T. Miller, but the puck entered off of Smith's pad. McDavid gave Edmonton life, just 42 seconds later, however the opening frame was dominated by Vancouver, who outshot the Oilers 17-7. Kassian scored his ninth of the season at the 5:05 mark of the 2nd period to connect the video game at 2-2.