VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Bo Horvat says the Vancouver Canucks knew the power-play points would come eventually.
“We have a lot of sharp shooters out there and a lot of guys who can put the puck in the net, so it was just a matter of time before they started flooding in,” Horvat said.
Brock Boeser had three power-play points and the Canucks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 Sunday night.
Boeser had a goal and set up goals by Alex Edler and Elias Pettersson on power-play goals. Horvat added an empty-net goal for the Canucks.
“It’s huge,” Boeser said. “We talk about how much special teams makes a difference in these games and it showed tonight and I think we’re feeling pretty confident on the power play, so it’s nice to be a difference maker.”
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Alex Chiasson scored for the Oilers.
Jacob Markstrom made 20 saves for the Canucks, and Mikko Koskinen stopped 26 shots for the Oilers.
Vancouver’s win completes a sweep of a back-toback. The Canucks beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-1 on Saturday.
After a scoreless opening period Sunday, the Oilers put the first goal on the board 1:40 into the second period.
Jujhar Khaira found Nugent-Hopkins in front of the Vancouver net and the center fired a wrist shot past Markstrom. It was Nugent-Hopkins’ 11th goal and 31st point of the year.
“We showed that we can out-play them 5-on-5,” Nugent-Hopkins said. “But unfortunately we just took too many penalties and they started to get some momentum and we just couldn’t claw our way back tonight.”