Edmonton Oilers tie series with Vancouver Canucks after 4-3 overtime win

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Canucks fans ready for Game 2
After an explosive comeback win in round two's Game 1, Canucks fans are ready to go for Game 2 against the Edmonton Oilers. Troy Charles is live outside Rogers Arena where the excitement is building. – May 10, 2024

The Vancouver Canucks were unable to pull off a repeat victory against Edmonton in Game 2, as the Oilers managed to squeak out a 4-3 overtime win at Rogers Arena on Friday.

Oilers’ defenceman Evan Bouchard scored the game-winning goal nearly six minutes into the overtime period. Edmonton’s Game 2 victory brings the series between the two remaining Canadian teams in the NHL playoffs to a 1-1 tie.

Game 3 will take place Sunday at Rogers Place in Edmonton. A viewing party will also be held at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, although tickets have already sold out.

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On Wednesday, the Canucks and their fans were on Cloud 9 after an epic comeback win in Game 1, rallying from a 4-1 deficit to win 5-4.

Canucks defenceman Carson Soucy tipped his hat to the fans and the role they played in the comeback.

“That was probably the loudest building I’ve ever been a part of after the fourth and fifth goals,” he said.

“On the bench, you couldn’t hear a thing … next whistle, still couldn’t hear a thing.

“I think we just did a good job of harnessing that (energy).”

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Vancouver forward Conor Garland was the hero of Game 1, netting the go-ahead goal with five minutes remaining in the final period.

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The Canucks got 13 saves from rookie goalie Arturs Silovs, who started in net for Game 2.

Edmonton star forward Leon Draisaitl suffered an apparent upper-body injury in the opening game and is listed as “day to day.”

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