There was plenty of back and forth action tonight as the Vancouver Canucks nabbed a win against the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 in overtime.
It was Alexander Edler who found the back of the net halfway into the extra minutes of the game to get the win for Vancouver.
Before the game began, the Canucks paid tribute to Gino Odjick.
In it he said thank you to the fans whose support helped him and his family through “a year that’s not been easy on [himself] or [his] family.”
“Receiving all the love and support from the Canuck Nation has gone a long way to help in my health battle.”
Edmonton kicked off the goal scoring with Nail Yakupov finding the back of Ryan Miller’s net in the first period.
This was followed by a goal from the Oilers’ Jordan Eberle, who scored just eleven seconds after Yakupov.
Vancouver’s Daniel Sedin was the first to answer back with a goal for the Canucks, closing out the goal scoring in the first period.
Kevin Bieksa tied everything up with a wrap-around goal in the second period.
But just over a minute and a half later, Edmonton’s Taylor Hall tipped in a goal to put the Oilers ahead once again.
Edmonton’s Ben Pouliot and Teddy Purcell, and Vancouver’s Sven Baertschi rounded out the goal scoring in the second period.
In the third, Jannik Hansen put a wrist shot in the back of Ben Scrivens’ net, while Sven Baertschi found another goal halfway through the third.
With the Calgary Flames’ loss to the Winnipeg Jets, the Vancouver Canucks will get home ice advantage against the Flames during the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
That first game will take place at Rogers Arena on Thursday, April 23rd.