Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Nail Yakupov notched his first career hat
trick as the Edmonton Oilers finished off the regular season with a 7-2 win
over the Vancouver Canucks.
Edmonton (19-22-7) scored five times in a span of 3:35 late in the third
period to finish off the season with two straight wins and a 12th place finish
in the Western Conference.
Vancouver (26-15-7) lost its final two games of the regular season, but won
the Northwest Division and as the third seed in the Western Conference will
host either Los Angeles or San Jose when the playoffs start.
Justin Schultz had a goal and three assists, Jordan Eberle lit the lamp twice
and Jerred Smithson also notched a goal for the Oilers, who got 28 saves from
Tom Sestito and Derek Roy scored for the Canucks, while Roberto Luongo was
victimized for all seven goals on 37 shots in the loss.
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