Talbot makes 33 saves, Oilers blank Canucks 2-0


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Published 12:57 a.m. ET March 19, 2017 | Updated 5 hours ago

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers didn’t need to score seven goals this time. Not with the way Cam Talbot was playing.

Talbot made 33 saves for his sixth shutout of the season and the Oilers topped the Vancouver Canucks 2-0 on Saturday night.

Connor McDavid and Mark Letestu scored for the Oilers, who won their third straight, coming off seven-goal outbursts in victories over Dallas and Boston.

“You never expect to keep putting up seven goals a game,” Talbot said. “We knew that wasn’t going to happen. These are the games that are playoff hockey coming down the stretch, 1-0 and 2-0 games. I thought we did a pretty good job of showing that we can win these tight games, too.”

Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl, who picked up a pair of assists to give him seven points in his last three games, agreed.

“I don’t think…

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