EDMONTON, Alberta – Devan Dubnyk made 26 saves, Ryan Jones and Magnus Paajarvi scored, and the last-place Edmonton Oilers beat the first-place Vancouver Canucks for the second consecutive game, 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Dubnyk got his second shutout of the season for the Oilers, won 4-1 at Vancouver on Saturday to snap an 11-game winless streak. Edmonton now has 61 points, topping the franchise-worst 60 it had in 1992-93.
The Canucks have lost consecutive games after winning 12 of 13 to clinch the Presidents' Trophy for the league's top record.
The Oilers had the better early opportunities as their young team came out flying. The best chance came on a quick shot from the slot by Chris Vande Velde that got past Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo up high but rattled off the crossbar.
Edmonton took a 1-0 lead with just 3 seconds left in the first period as Jones deflected Jordan Eberle's shot on a power play. The goal was Jones's 18th of the season.
Dubnyk kept the Oilers ahead with a big pad save on Alexandre Burrows 4 minutes into the second period.
Luongo also came up big when needed in the second, standing his ground to deny Paajarvi on a partial breakaway midway through the period.
Vancouver led 18-14 in shots but remained down by a goal through 40 minutes.
The Canucks had a great opportunity to tie the game early in the third on a power play as a puck dribbled loose in front, but Ryan Kesler fanned on a chance to put it into the empty net.
Raffi Torres put Vancouver in a tough position with 7 minutes to play as he seemed to go out of his way to throw an elbow to Eberle's head, earning a major penalty.
Less than a minute later, Aaron Rome and Burrows went off for cross-checking at the same time.
Edmonton finally capitalized with just under three minutes to play as Linus Omark fed Paajarvi's in front, and he beat Luongo.
NOTES: It was the sixth and final meeting between the two teams. Vancouver won the first four before Saturday's surprise win by the Oilers. ... Edmonton D Tom Gilbert was out with sore back. Gilbert saw his consecutive games streak end at 332. ... Canucks F Mikael Samuelsson returned after missing the last six games with a thigh injury. To make room for him in the lineup, Vancouver re-assigned Victor Oreskovich to Manitoba of the AHL. ... The Oilers were without C Colin Fraser and C Gilbert Brule for the game. Brule who played just over four minutes in Saturday's game against the Canucks, has played just 41 games this season because of illnesses, intestinal problems, a sprained ankle and a concussion.