Hyman accumulates 4 points to help the Oilers improve Canucks’ struggles and earn their 6th straight win

Hyman accumulates 4 points to help the Oilers improve Canucks’ struggles and earn their 6th straight win

Zach Hyman had a four-point night and set a new career high in points on Saturday as his surging Edmonton Oilers inflicted a 4-2 home loss on the ailing Vancouver Canucks.

Hyman contributed a goal and three assists for the Oilers (27-18-3), while Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored and added two assists, and Connor McDavid had one each. Leon Draisaitl also scored his 28th goal of the season.

Andrei Kuzmenko and JT Miller answered for the Canucks (18-25-3), and Quinn Hughes registered two assists.

Stuart Skinner made 27 saves for Edmonton, who extended his winning streak to six games. Vancouver’s Spencer Martin stopped 25 of 28 shots.

The Canucks lost their third game in four nights and are 1-9-0 in their last 10 games.

Chants of “Bruce, there it is!” to the tune of “Whoomp! (There it is)” by Tag Team echoed at Rogers Arena several times during the game in recognition of Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau, who is expected to be fired in the coming days.

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Hyman 4-point night leads Oilers to victory over Canucks

Zach Hyman scored and added three assists as Edmonton extended their winning streak to six games with a 4-2 over Vancouver.

With 69 seconds left, Boudreau Martin drew in favor of an additional attacker, but his team failed to complete the comeback in the third period.

Instead, Nugent-Hopkins put an easy shot into the empty net with 34.8 seconds remaining.

Edmonton briefly looked 4-2 when Evan Bouchard’s long bomber caught Hyman in the crease and slammed into Vancouver’s net.

The Canucks challenged the game due to goaltender interference, and after an extensive video review, the goal was flagged down.

Vancouver reduced their deficit to a single goal early in the last frame.

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Vancouver head coach Bruce Boudreau appeared to remain on the Canucks’ bench for a short time on Saturday night after his team’s 4-2 loss to Edmonton.

Stationed inside the blue line, Miller turned up and blasted a rocket through traffic and into the Edmonton net to make it 3-2 at the 3:26 mark.

Kuzmenko put the Canucks on the board at 16:46 in the second.

Pettersson sent the Russia winger off the boards for a pass and Kuzmenko ran alone in the slot and sent a shot that sailed past Skinner’s glove side for his 19th goal of his first NHL season.

A wild shot from Draisaitl gave the Oilers a three-goal cushion at 9:26 in the second game.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins sent a long pass through the neutral zone to Hyman, who pushed him to Draisaitl in the circle. The German sniper shot past Martin with a quick wrist shot for his 28th goal of the season.

Hyman’s assist for the game marked his 55th point of the season, setting a new career high. He had 54 points for the Oilers last year.

Edmonton took a 2-0 lead midway through the first frame on a power play record after Vancouver demanded too many men.

A brief chance for Canucks defenseman Luke Schenn quickly backfired as the Oilers collected the rebound and sprinted back for an odd-man onslaught.

McDavid sliced ​​a pass to Hyman over the slot and the left wing tapped him in the back door to put Edmonton 2-0 up at the 8:31 mark.

An Edmonton Oilers player, wearing a white, blue and orange jersey, closes his eyes as he holds a stick to his face.
Oilers’ Zach Hyman got a smack in the face from teammate Vincent Desharnais in the first half. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

The Oilers came into the game with the best power play in the league (30.6 percent), while the Canucks had the worst penalty in the NHL (66.4 percent).

Edmonton went 1-1 with man advantage on Saturday and Vancouver was 0-2.

The Canucks showered Skinner with shots early, but it was the Oilers who put the goal in play to make it 1:26.

Hyman threw the puck to McDavid on the offensive blue line and the superstar sprinted past Vancouver’s Tyler Myers on a breakaway and then shot through Martins five holes for his 40th league goal of the season.

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