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VANCOUVER, British Columbia – 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.