The Vancouver Canucks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 8-1 at Rogers Arena.

Brock Boeser scored four goals for the Canucks, the most by a Canucks player in a season opener since Daniel Sedin in 2009-10. Boeser also became the first Canucks player to score four goals in a game against the Oilers since Pavel Bure in 1993-94.

J.T. Miller added five points (1 goal, 4 assists) for the Canucks, while Elias Pettersson had three points (1 goal, 2 assists).

Connor McDavid scored the only goal for the Oilers.

Highlights

1st period: Brock Boeser scores his first goal of the game to give the Canucks a 1-0 lead. 1st period: J.T. Miller scores to make it 2-0 Canucks.
2nd period: Elias Pettersson scores to make it 3-0 Canucks.
2nd period: Connor McDavid scores to make it 3-1 Canucks.
2nd period: Boeser scores his second goal of the game to make it 4-1 Canucks.
3rd period: Boeser scores his third goal of the game to make it 5-1 Canucks.
3rd period: Miller scores his second goal of the game to make it 6-1 Canucks.
3rd period: Boeser scores his fourth goal of the game to make it 7-1 Canucks.
3rd period: Pettersson scores his second goal of the game to make it 8-1 Canucks.

Analysis

The Canucks were the better team throughout the match and deserved their victory. The Canucks created a number of chances and were clinical in front of goal.

The Oilers struggled to defend the Canucks' attack. The Oilers also had a number of turnovers that led to Canucks goals.

Conclusion

The Vancouver Canucks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 8-1 in their season opener on October 11, 2023. Brock Boeser scored four goals for the Canucks, the most by a Canucks player in a season opener since Daniel Sedin in 2009-10.

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