Salem Radio Network News Tuesday, January 31, 2023


Horvat scores twice in 3rd period, Canucks beat Oilers 5-2

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Bo Horvat had two goals and two assists and J.T. Miller scored twice, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night.

Ilya Mikheyev also scored for the Canucks, who have won two in a row. Horvat has 24 goals this season.

Derek Ryan had a goal and Connor McDavid scored his league-leading 30th of the season for the Oilers, who have lost four of their last five.

McDavid extended his point streak to 15 games. It is the third time the Oilers’ captain has had a 15-game point streak, recording 17- and 15-game point streaks last season.

Vancouver got a bizarre goal just 41 seconds into the second period as a shot by Miller deflected high into the air off of Edmonton goalie Stuart Skinner and then hit his back and caromed into the net.

Collin Delia made 31 saves for the Canucks. Skinner finished with 25 saves.


Canadian men’s national soccer team star and Edmonton native Alphonso Davies made a ceremonial faceoff. … Nugent-Hopkins tied Jari Kurri for the seventh-most games played in an Oiler uniform. … Spencer Martin got the start on Thursday against Seattle, so Delia got the call against the Oilers. Martin had started eight consecutive games since usual Canucks starter Thatcher Demko sustained a lower-body injury on Dec. 1 against the Florida Panthers. … Also out for Vancouver were Tanner Pearson (hand) and Tucker Poolman (undisclosed). … Missing with injuries for Edmonton were Evander Kane (wrist) and Philip Broberg (undisclosed). Oilers forward Ryan McLeod returned after missing 13 games with an ankle injury.


Vancouver: Host San Jose Sharks on Tuesday.

Edmonton: At Calgary Flames on Tuesday in the first of a two-game trip.


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