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NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Vancouver



(Saturday, December 26th)

Final Score: Vancouver 4, Edmonton 1

Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler each recorded power-play goals 18 seconds apart in the second period, as Vancouver upended the struggling Oilers, 4-1.

Roberto Luongo made 24 saves and Christian Ehrhoff scored an insurance goal for the Canucks, winners in three of their last four games.

The Canucks, who lead the season series with Edmonton, 3-1, finished their homestand 6-2-0.

"Our power play got us on the right track and our penalty killing did what they had to do," Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said. "In the third period we kept at it and got the goal that broke their back."

Ryan Potulny tallied for Edmonton, while Jeff Deslauriers stopped 24-of-27 shots in the loss, a season-high sixth straight.

"That was a different way to the same end I guess," Oilers coach Pat Quinn said. "Lately, our penalty killing hasn't done a very good job. There always seems to be loose pucks around the front. They're (losses) are getting tough to handle."

After a scoreless first, Ethan Moreau and Potulny were whistled for separate minor penalties early in the middle stanza.

Sedin broke the scoreless tie on the two-man advantage at the 6:51 mark, and Kesler made it 2-0 shortly thereafter on a tip-in of Alex Edler's shot from the point.

Potulny halved the deficit with a backhander less than 1 1/2 minutes later, but Ehrhoff responded with a backhander of his own just 3:23 into the final period to rebuild the two-goal lead.

Henrik Sedin's empty-netter in the final minute capped the scoring.

Game Notes

It's Edmonton's first six-game slide since December 18-31, 2007...Daniel Sedin also had two assists...The Canucks went 2-for-6 on the power play, compared to 0-for-3 from Edmonton.

12/27 03:48:57 ET


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