Canucks 4, Oilers 1
Roberto Luongo made 24 saves, and Daniel Sedin had a power-play
goal and two assists in the Vancouver Canucks’ 4-1 victory over the
Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.
Henrik Sedin had a goal and an assist, and Ryan Kesler and
Christian Ehrhoff also scored for Vancouver. The Canucks moved into
sole possession of eighth place in the Western Conference,
finishing an eight-game homestand with a 6-2 record.
Ryan Potulny scored for Edmonton. The Oilers have lost six in a
Early in the second, the Oilers gave the Canucks a 5-on-3 power
play when Ethan Moreau was called for goalie interference and
Potulny took a delay-of-game penalty.
Daniel Sedin opened the scoring off a pass from Henrik Sedin,
firing a shot in off Oilers defenseman Sheldon Souray. Eighteen
seconds later, with Potulny still in the penalty box, Kesler
deflected in Alex Edler’s point shot to make it 2-0.
Potulny then backhanded home a sharp-angle shot at 11:22 of the
Ehrhoff gave the Canucks a 3-1 advantage early in the third. He
took a pass from Rick Rypien on a rush and roofed a backhander over
goalie Jeff Deslauriers.
Henrik Sedin completed the scoring with an empty-net goal.
NOTES: Canucks C Ryan Johnson missed the game because of a sore
foot. … Edmonton’s Mike Comrie missed his 18th straight game due
to mononucleosis. … Vancouver tough guy Darcy Hordichuck returned
to the lineup after sitting out three straight as a healthy
scratch. … Oilers winger Dustin Penner played his 299th NHL