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Oilers earn 4-0 victory over Canucks

Devan Dubnyk stood his ground in a 4-0 shutout win over the Vancouver Canucks Saturday night (Amber...

Devan Dubnyk stood his ground in a 4-0 shutout win over the Vancouver Canucks Saturday night (Amber Bracken, Edmonton Sun).

Derek Van Diest, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:46 AM ET

Under different circumstances, Devan Dubnyk would have garnered more attention.

 

But on a record-setting night for Taylor Hall and the Edmonton Oilers offence, the fact Dubnyk recorded his second shutout of the season and sixth of his career took a back seat in a 4-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.

And as far as Dubnyk is concerned, that’s just fine with him.

“It was a strange game to be a part of, it was 3-0 before I even touched the puck, which I’ll take any day.” Dubnyk said. “It’s one of those times where you have to find the motivation to keep it that way and not turn it into a run-and-gun game.

“But I thought the guys did such a good job tonight that I just had to be good and not great and just be there for them. It was fun to be a part of.”

Dubnyk turned aside 24 shots in the contest, which turned out to be vastly different from the other game this season where the Oilers built a surprising a 4-0 lead.


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