EDMONTON – Cam Talbot made 40 saves to record his third shutout of the season as the Edmonton Oilers won their second game in a row, emerging with a 2-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Friday.
Jordan Eberle and Matt Hendricks scored for the Oilers (29-38-7), who have won seven of their last 11 games.
Jacob Markstrom stopped 23-of-25 shots for the Canucks (27-31-12), who have lost three in a row.
There was a no scoring in the first period, with eight shots registered by both teams.
Edmonton caught a bit of a break five minutes into the second as a puck slipped under Talbot while defender Darnell Nurse and Canuck Brendan Gaunce crashed into the net, but the goal didn’t survive a video review due to incidental contact with Talbot.
The Oilers broke the deadlock 11 minutes into the second period as Connor McDavid fed it to Eberle, whose quick wrist shot seemed to handcuff Markstrom.