EDMONTON — Cam Talbot made 40 saves to record his third shutout of the season as the Edmonton Oilers won their second game in a row, emerging with a 2-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Friday.
Jordan Eberle and Matt Hendricks scored for the Oilers (29-38-7), who have won seven of their last 11 games.
Jacob Markstrom stopped 23-of-25 shots for the Canucks (27-31-12), who have lost three in a row.
There was a no scoring in the first period, with eight shots registered by both teams.
Edmonton caught a bit of a break five minutes into the second as a puck slipped under Talbot while defender Darnell Nurse and Canuck Brendan Gaunce crashed into the net, but the goal didn't survive a video review due to incidental contact with Talbot.
The Oilers broke the deadlock 11 minutes into the second period as Connor McDavid fed it to Eberle, whose quick wrist shot seemed to handcuff Markstrom.
Vancouver came close to tying the game 30 seconds into the third, but Christopher Tanev rang a shot off the post.
The Oilers made it 2-0 six minutes into the third when Hendricks pounced on a rebound in front of the net to score his fourth of the season.
The Canucks return home to face the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, while the Oilers close out their current homestand against Colorado on Sunday.
Notes: It was the third meeting of the season between the two teams, with each recording a 2-1 victory in overtime in the previous encounters. The Canucks and Oilers face off two more times this season… Out with injuries for the Canucks were Alex Biega (upper body), Markus Granlund (upper body), Luca Sbisa (upper body), Yannick Weber (upper body), Jannik Hansen (ribs), Brandon Sutter (broken jaw), Alexander Edler (fractured tibia) and Derek Dorsett (upper body)… Absent from the Oilers lineup were Oscar Klefbom (foot), Andrew Ference (hip), Brandon Davidson (knee), Benoit Pouliot (shoulder), Eric Gryba (knee) and Adam Pardy (hand).