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