The van provies nightly awards
CANUCKS 3 OILERS 2 OT
With defenceman Chris Tanev holding court after scoring his first career NHL goal, his teammates were gathered around the TV replay and screaming Tan-ev, Tan-ev.
"Pretty impressive. We knew that was not going to cut it. We had to get more shots and some greasy rebounds and it softened up the goalie."
- Kevin Bieksa on the Canucks hitting a season high with 40 shots after just six in the first period.
Jordan Schroeder avoided a heavy sideboards check by defenceman Mark Fistric, who suffered a back injury on the play and didn't return. The Oilers also lost captain Shawn Horcoff to a hand injury.
BEST WAKE-UP CALL
"I've never been scratched - first time for me. He (coach) told me I'm not playing well enough. Obviously, I'm not happy with the decision, but I respect it."
- Oilers defenceman Ryan Whitney sitting out after 486 regular-season and playoff games.
"I didn't even know about it and I don't pay attention to it. I just concentrate on the guys in the room."
- Cory Schneider on a Mike Gillis sighting Sunday in Washington at a Caps-Pens game that fuelled more trade speculation.
"Edmonton always gets the backup goalie."
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