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EDMONTON - The last person the struggling Edmonton Oilers needed to see in the opposing net on Friday was Ryan Miller. [url=]Nmd Human Race Australia[/url] .The Vancouver goalie made 28 saves to record his 30th career shutout as the Canucks remained undefeated on the season, getting past the Oilers 2-0.The win improved the 34-year-olds all-time record against the Oilers to 9-0-0.It means a lot. You like to get the first one (shutout) out of the way, said Miller, who signed a three-year free agency deal with the Canucks this summer. It was an important game for us as well, to keep things moving along. We had a long break.I think I am a little more composed, starting with my positioning. In my last game I was a little anxious, a little excited. I tried to calm down a little bit tonight.Radim Vrbata and Daniel Sedin scored for the Canucks, who improved to 3-0-0 on the season.I think we were fresh and it helped that we have such a deep lineup and we can roll four lines, Daniel Sedin said. We spent a lot of time in their end and were able to tire them out.Daniel Sedin said that Vrbata has been a welcome addition to the top line in the early running as another free agent acquisition.I think it has helped, he said. He shoots a lot and that opens up a lot of things for us. He is a right-handed shot and I think that gives our line and extra edge. He has been good.The Oilers are still in search of their first victory of the year, dropping to 0-4-1 — their worst start in franchise history.The fans were really behind us and that gave us some extra energy and its just frustrating we werent able to pull through, said Oilers forward David Perron. Its just frustrating that we didnt get at least a goal for (Ben Scrivens) and for the effort that the guys put in.Scrivens, who stopped 28-of-29 shots, said that the game was at least a positive sign in that the Oilers played better that in their two previous outings.I thought we played a lot better, but your play is measured in wins and losses, he said. We have a lot of work left to do. Hopefully, everybody can see that some of the pieces are starting to fall into place. Its only one game, so the same way we tried not to panic after a couple of losses, were not going to rest on anything, playing one good game. The key is coming out and playing another good game after that. The more we can do that, the idea is that the wins start to fall after that.There was no scoring in a back-and-forth first period that saw Scrivens face 12 shots in the Edmonton net and Miller make 10 stops. The biggest save in the opening frame went to Scrivens, stopping Henrik Sedin in tight with a quick kick save with two minutes remaining.Miller had his biggest test to that point of the game two-and-a-half minutes into the second period when he made a big blocker stop on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who came in on a short-handed breakaway. Miller then made another huge stop on a backhander in tight by Matt Hendricks a few minutes later.Scrivens responded midway through the second with a big save on a deflection by Chris Higgins.Moments later, Vancouver defenceman Dan Hamhuis was rushed off the ice pouring blood after being hit by an inadvertent high stick by Edmontons Mark Arcobello. Hamhuis returned late in the second wearing a cage.The Canucks finally broke the scoreless deadlock with four minutes left in the second period as Daniel Sedin made a nice pass through the goal-mouth to a wide-open Vrbata on the other side of the net for his third goal of the season.It is about timing and being at the right place at the right time, Vrbata said. If I do that, I know that they will find me. It was a nice pass.Vancouver had a couple of glorious opportunities to extend its lead in the first half of the third, but Scrivens received some help with Taylor Hall and Andrew Ference both clearing pucks moments before a Canuck could put it in an open net.The Canucks put the game away in the final minute on an empty net goal by Daniel Sedin.The Canucks return home to host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. Edmonton next plays the Lightning in the second game of their seven-game homestand on Monday.Notes — Vancouver and Edmonton met five times in the regular season last year, with the Canucks winning three of the five outings… The Canucks havent played since defeating the Oilers 6-5 in a shootout last Saturday… Oiler forward Ryan Nugent Hopkins returned to the lineup after missing the last two games following a hit by, and his subsequent first NHL fight against, with Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis… The Oilers called defenceman Martin Marincin up from Oklahoma City for the game while also assigning defender Darnell Nurse to junior on Friday… Canucks rookie forward Bo Horvat practiced on Thursday, but was still unable to make his NHL debut with a shoulder injury. [url=]Adidas NMD R1 Womens[/url] .com) - Tonight will go a long way in determining the two wild card spots in the Eastern Conference. [url=]Adidas Ultra Boost Black Australia[/url] . The Canadian tennis players first full season on the WTA Tour was a strong one. She has risen to No. 32 in the world rankings and will likely be seeded at the first Grand Slam event of the 2014 season. [url=][/url] . "This is my city," the Toronto native said upon his arrival Wednesday night. And the 35-year-old former league MVP says he is hoping to making 2014 a memorable year.BRASILIA, Brazil - Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski knocked Antonio Silva out on Saturday in the first round of the main event of UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski 2. Arlovski (23-10) received heavy criticism for a lacklustre win over Brendan Schaub in June. On Saturday night, he silenced his doubters, at least for now. Silva (18-6) looked a little tentative to start, as he took the centre of the octagon but was reluctant to move forward, instead preferring to keep his hands high and seek a counter. Arlovski approached with caution to open, but once he realized Silva was holding back, he opened up with darting right hands to the head and body. It would be the punch that would ultimately prove the decider. Late in the first, Arlovski fired the big overhand, and it landed flush, sending the massive Silva to the floor. Arlovski immediately seized the opportunity, pouncing with big hammerfists that put Silva out at the 2:59 mark of the opening round. Silva — who goes by the nickname Bigfoot — defeated Arlovski in 2010 when both fought for the Strikeforce promotion. "I am very excited and happy now," Arlovski said after the win. "And I really want the extra $50,000 on my paycheck." Arlovski is now 2-0 in the UFC since rejoining the promotion after six years fighting outside of the octagon, and he did pick up a $50,000 bonus for one the cards two "Performance of the Night" awards, as well. In the nights co-main event, massive Brazilian lightweight Gleison Tibau earned a hard-fought split-decision win over Polish prospect Piotr Hallmann. Tibau looked destined to finish the fight in the early going, rocking Hallmann with a high kick and several powerful punches. But the gritty Hallmann refused to be put away, battling back throughout the 15-minute affair with punches and kicks of his own. Tibau seemed to control thhe action throughout all three rounds, taking the fight to the floor when he wanted and remaining upright when Hallmann tried to do the same. [url=]Adidas NMD For Sale Womens[/url]. . Tibaus blows always seemed to land with more consequence, as well, though a few Hallmann knees did draw blood late in the third. The bout was back-and-forth, but Tibau stayed just a step ahead, and while it looked like he had done enough to comfortable score a decision win, he had to sweat through a split result before picking up the win. "It wasnt the result I wanted," Tibau admitted after the fight. "I won the fight, but I wanted the knockout. But Im happy because I think Hallmann made my win better because he was really tough." Tibaus 23 UFC appearances are now tied for fourth-most all-time. In a lightweight matchup, "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2" winner Leonardo Santos (13-3) picked up a hard-fought decision win over "The Ultimate Fighter 8" winner Efrain Escudero (22-9). Santos, a jiu-jitsu world champion, controlled the opening round, taking Escudero to the floor and looking for submission opportunities. The tables turned in the second, with Santos seeming to fade as Escudero defending his takedown attempts and landing uppercuts and overhands on the feet. With the fight on the line in the third round, Escudero looked crisp to start, but it was Santos ultimately imposed his will. Santos scored a well-timed takedown and then dominated the positioning for most of the final frame. While Escudero defended his submission well, he was unable to get back to his feet, and Santos was granted the unanimous decision win. "He won the second round, and I know it, but I dominated the first and third rounds," Santos said after the win. "He is a very tough and experienced guy, so I had to look for flaws in his game. But I found it and won the fight." [url=]Cheap NFL Jerseys[/url] [url=]Wholesale Jerseys[/url] [url=]Wholesale NFL Jerseys[/url] [url=]Jerseys From China[/url] [url=]Wholesale NFL Jerseys[/url] [url=]Cheap NFL Jerseys[/url] [url=]Cheap Jerseys[/url] ' ' '

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