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Edmonton Oilers Survives Shooting To Open Season With Win Over Vancouver Canucks – Edmonton | The Canadian News

Kyle Turris had the deciding goal in a shootout when the Edmonton Oilers edged the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 in the season opener Wednesday night at Rogers Place.

Jesse Puljujarvi scored the first goal of the season at the end of the first period. He picked up the rebound from a Darnell Nurse shot and threw the rebound past Thatcher Demko.

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Zach Hyman scored his first goal for the Oilers on a power play with 2:48 left in the second. He had an open net entry after receiving a pass from Leon Draisaitl.

The Canucks capitalized on their fifth power play of the night when Oliver Ekman-Larsson drilled a long shot past Mike Smith with 7:32 left in the third. Quinn Hughes duped Smith with a shot to the side of the blocker to even the Canucks with 2:49 left.

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Neither team scored in the first three rounds of the penalty shootout. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Bo Horvat scored in the fourth round. Turris threw a low shot past Demko in the fifth round, and then Tanner Pearson was denied to give the Oilers the win.

Smith made 35 saves, including three in overtime. Connor McDavid had two assists.

The Oilers will host the Calgary Flames on Saturday night.

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