On paper, it should've been a blow out. Just prior to game time the Edmonton Oilers top guns probably chuckled when they took a gander at the Canucks roster. With no Sedin twins, Kesler, Luongo and practically the rest of the Canucks, the Oilers sauntered onto Rexall to play shinny and lost 2-1 to the Canucks.
"It wasn't out best, obviously, in the pre-season you're trying to get your legs underneath you and trying to get chemistry with lines and we just couldn't find it." said Shawn Horcoff. The Captain broke his ankle 7 months ago and probably could've used some grease around the ol' rusted joints. In fact, akin to what Horcoff suggested, the entire club are still not 100% as they hobble along into the start of the season.
Darcy Hordichuck on-the-other-hand appears to be ready to crack the line-up after having exemplifying what it means to be ready for a match. The former Canuck made it quite clear to Tom Renney that he is good to go for the start of the season when he dropped the mitts twice in last night's contest.
Taylor Hall, Linus Omark and Magnus Paajarvi all couldn't find the score sheet, yet Ryan Nugent-Hopkins tallied his first assist at Rexall place on Jordan Eberle's short handed goal.
Watch highlights here.
The Oilers will now face the Calgary Flames this Saturday at Rexall.
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