Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - Christopher Tanev scored the first goal of his
career with 19.3 seconds left in overtime to help the Vancouver Canucks take a
3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday.
Jannik Hansen had a goal and an assist while Kevin Bieksa also scored for the
Canucks, who have won three straight games. Roberto Luongo made 23 saves in
Ales Hemsky and Ryan Smyth each had a goal for the Oilers, who have dropped
their past three contests. Devan Dubnyk gave up all three goals on 40 shots.
Vancouver tied the game with 2:17 left in regulation after Bieksa's slap shot
from the right point knicked off an Oiler player and found the back of the
Edmonton had a great chance to win the game in overtime when Taylor Hall was
awarded a penalty shot at the 2:47 mark after getting hooked by Daniel Sedin
on a breakaway, but his wrist shot was stopped by Luongo with the blocker.
The winner came with time winding down as Daniel and Henrik Sedin played catch
with the puck at the left wing before Henrik sent it back to the slot and
Tanev snapped it home for the winner.
Edmonton scored with 1:22 to play in the first period on the power play after
Nail Yakupov chipped the puck in and Hemsky flew behind the defense to catch
up to the puck and flick it in.
The Oilers made it a 2-0 game 8:08 into the second period while shorthanded as
Anton Lander grabbed the puck at the left point and sent it to the low right
side where Smyth was able to get it past Luongo.
Vancouver scored at the 12:41 mark of the second when Hansen swept the puck in
from the left side for his first of the season.
Edmonton hosts Dallas on Wednesday ... Vancouver plays in Minnesota on
Thursday ... Vancouver won five of six from Edmonton last season, but the
Oilers have taken the first two games of this season's series ... Edmonton
defenseman Mark Fistric left the game after the first period with a back
problem and Shawn Horcoff left in the second period with a hand injury.
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