Oilers Eliminate Canucks From Playoffs

By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2008 8:26 AM CDT
Fans remain in the their seats after the Vancouver Canucks were defeated by the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 and officially eliminated from the playoffs during their game in Vancouver last night.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Richard Lam)
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(Newser) – Dwayne Roloson made 13 of his 37 saves in the third period as the Edmonton Oilers knocked Vancouver out of the playoffs with a 2-1 win over the Canucks last night, the AP reports. Vancouver’s only goal was off a power play and came late in the third period, but it was too little, too late as the Canucks lost for the sixth time in seven games.

Marty Reasoner and Jarret Stoll scored in the second period for the Oilers, whose 13-4-1 late-season playoff push ended with a 3-2 loss to Calgary on Tuesday. Edmonton was also playing without leading scorer Ales Hemsky (knee) and gritty center Kyle Brodziak (broken finger) after both were hurt against the Flames, added to a staggering list of  injuries this season.