D - LA
Alexander Edler scored his first goal of the season (and 100th of his career) late in the second period but the Kings would not score another in their 3-2 loss.
Edler remains on the second line but does not see much power play time at all. He is a solid +7 on the year with 37 hits and 38 blocked shots. He doesn't score many points but contributes to the other categories consistently.
Alexander Edler and his Canucks teammates were unable to put up any offence against the Edmonton Oilers Thursday night, losing by a final of 3-0.
This now marks four straight losses for the Canucks, who are falling further and further from a playoff spot. Edler's play certainly hasn't helped, as the usually reliable Swedish defenceman has just four assists on the year.
One of his assists came on the powerplay, and the other was an impressive stretch pass that ended with a Sven Baertschi goal. He finished the night with two shots on goal, two hits and four blocked shots.
His second two point game in his last two games puts him at four points on the young season. His average time on ice is sitting at 25 minutes per game. His spot on the top powerplay unit along with his category coverage makes him a solid add as a fourth defender.
Alexander Edler recorded two assists. The first one came on the initial Canucks goal. The second came on the power-play overtime game-winner. He was also called for a minor penalty.
Edler has 34 points in 69 games played so far this season.
Alexander Edler recorded an assist. It came on the power-play.
Edler has 32 points in 68 games played so far this season.