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McDavid, Talbot help Oilers beat Canucks for 5th straight

  • Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot, left, stops Vancouver Canucks' Henrik Sedin, bottom right, of Sweden, as Oilers' Darnell Nurse (25) defends during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot, left, stops Vancouver Canucks' Henrik Sedin, bottom right, of Sweden, as Oilers' Darnell Nurse (25) defends during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid, Milan Lucic and Jordan Eberle, from left, celebrate Lucic's empty-net goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid, Milan Lucic and Jordan Eberle, from left, celebrate Lucic's empty-net goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Edmonton Oilers' Eric Gryba, left, checks Vancouver Canucks' Sven Baertschi during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Edmonton Oilers' Eric Gryba, left, checks Vancouver Canucks' Sven Baertschi during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Connor McDavid scored on a breakaway in the second period and Cam Talbot made 26 saves for his 13th career shutout to lead the Edmonton Oilers to their fifth straight win, 2-0 over the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night.

Milan Lucic added an empty-netter to help Western Conference-leading Edmonton, off to its best start since 1985, improve to 7-1-0.

Talbot, who has started all eight games this season, recorded his second shutout in three games.

Ryan Miller had 25 saves for Vancouver, which was shut out for the second straight game and has lost four straight (0-3-1) after starting the season with four wins. The Canucks haven't scored since the third period against Anaheim on Sunday.