NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Vancouver
(Saturday, October 13th)
Final Score: Vancouver 4, Edmonton 1
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Daniel Sedin scored twice in a 2:18 span in the second period as the Vancouver Canucks completed a home-and-home sweep of the Edmonton Oilers, 4-1, at General Motors Place.
Henrik Sedin added three assists while Brendan Morrison and Taylor Pyatt each lit the lamp for the Canucks, who have won three of their last four. Roberto Luongo made 27 saves in the win.
"They were trying a lot of shots from sharp angles so it was important that I maintained good position on my post," Luongo said. "Luckily there was no rebounds or anything like that. I was able to make the saves and the guys took care of the rest."
Vancouver defeated the Oilers, 5-2, on Friday in Edmonton. The Canucks have won seven straight against the Oilers.
Andrew Cogliano scored the lone goal while Dwayne Roloson stopped 18 shots in the loss for the Oilers, who have dropped four straight after opening their season with a pair of wins against San Jose and Philadelphia.
The Canucks grabbed a 1-0 lead with under a minute to play in the first period as Markus Naslund sent a pass from the right boards to the front and Morrison got the puck in on his second shot.
Vancouver extended its lead to 2-0 in the second period. After a power play had expired, the Canucks continued to keep the puck in the Edmonton zone and after a flurry of shots, Daniel Sedin snapped a wrist shot from the low left circle that went over the glove of Roloson with seven minutes left.
The Canucks made it a 3-0 contest as Daniel Sedin skated out from the right boards and flicked a wrister into the right corner during a flurry in front of the net with 4:42 left in the second.
Vancouver continued to pour it on in the third period as Henrik Sedin blasted a slap shot from the slot that Roloson saved, but Pyatt poked in the rebound for a 4-0 advantage 7:41 into the stanza.
Edmonton spoiled the shutout while skating shorthanded. Jarret Stoll caused a turnover in the neutral zone and skated into the Vancouver zone on a partial breakaway, but Luongo poked the puck away. However, Cogliano followed Stoll in and knocked the puck into the net with 7:39 to play.
Vancouver left winger Jeff Cowan left the game in the first period with a leg injury...Edmonton plays in Phoenix on Thursday...Vancouver hosts the Sharks on Monday...Edmonton went 0-for-5 on the power play while Vancouver scored on one of its six chances.
10/14 02:49:57 ET