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NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Vancouver



(Saturday, October 25th)

Final Score: Vancouver 6, Edmonton 3

Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Mason Raymond and Jannik Hansen each scored twice as the Vancouver Canucks scored three unanswered goals in the third period to come away with a 6-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

Kyle Wellwood wound up with the game-winning goal and Roberto Luongo stopped 25-of-28 shots for Vancouver, which was coming off a 2-4 road trip.

"As much as the power play score today, the PK (penalty kill) cleaned up too so that's kind of good," said Hansen. "And of course when you get two goals off the power play, you're set pretty good."

Mathieu Garon was beaten six times on 30 shots for Edmonton, which has dropped three straight since starting the season 4-0. Robert Nilsson, Steve Staios and Denis Grebeshkov each scored in the setback.

Edmonton had a chance to take its first lead of the game when Sam Gagner was awarded a penalty shot with 2:12 remaining in the second period. But Luongo came up with a glove save and the Canucks took that momentum into the final 20 minutes.

"The first half of the season we're on the road a lot, and I think for us it's great," said Gagner. "We'll get the chance to bond and we've got some new players and we'll get the chance to know and hopefully get the chance to gel and build some chemistry as the season goes along. We've just got to get back to the way we were playing the first couple games and get a couple wins in the book."

Wellwood's wrist shot early in the third, on a power play, put Vancouver ahead to stay.

Later in the frame, Garon couldn't smother Willie Mitchell's shot from the point and the rebound bounced to Hansen, whose back-hander trickled through for a two-goal lead, 5-3, with 12:15 remaining.

Jason Krog's give-and-go with Kevin Bieksa, again with a man-advantage, ended with Krog sealing the victory with a goal on the doorstep.

Raymond's power play goal 3 1/2 minutes into the game was the only tally in the first period.

Grebeshkov's tip-in less than a minute into the second stanza set the tone for back-and-forth action in the period.

Raymond put the Canucks up again with a slap shot on a power play at the 7:39 mark of the frame and Hansen added an even-strength tally a minute later to make it a 3-1 game.

But the Oilers quickly tied the game with a pair of goals 3 1/2 minutes apart by Nilsson and Staios.

Game Notes

Both clubs next test comes at home against Boston, with Edmonton facing the Bruins on Monday and Vancouver hosting them the next night...Edmonton's Erik Cole was given a game misconduct in the second period for fighting...Vancouver was 4-for-6 on the power play, while the Oilers went 0-for-4...The Canucks have won 10 of the last 14 against the Oilers.

10/26 03:18:26 ET

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