Vancouver : The Vancouver Canucks clinched a tense victory in Edmonton, securing a 2-1 lead in their Round 2 Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Edmonton Oilers. Brock Boeser and Elias Lindholm both netted two goals, supported by goaltender Arturs Silovs, who made an impressive 42 saves. The Canucks started strong with three goals in the opening period, asserting their dominance early on.

Team captain Quinn Hughes expressed pride in the team’s performance, particularly in their ability to contain Oilers’ superstar Connor McDavid, despite his significant ice time. Coach Tocchet commended Silovs for his composure and stellar play on the big stage, sentiments echoed by Hughes, who lauded the goalie’s crucial saves.

Reflecting on their approach, Boeser emphasized the Canucks’ resilience and focus, acknowledging the expected pushback from the Oilers and the importance of maintaining composure and sticking to their game plan. The team remains level-headed, understanding the ebbs and flows of playoff momentum.

In the aftermath of a contentious Game 2 incident where McDavid high-sticked Hughes without penalty, the Canucks underscored the challenges faced by NHL referees. Looking ahead, Game 4 is scheduled for Tuesday evening, with the series returning to Rogers Arena on Thursday night.



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