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Friday, 05.04.2013 / 1:15 AM
Derek Jory

They sought two points, they found redemption.

The Vancouver Canucks halted a two-game losing streak beating the Edmonton Oilers 4-0 Thursday night at Rogers Arena; the win had a little extra meaning considering it was the Oilers who snapped the Canucks six-game winning streak with a 4-0 win last Saturday.

On this night the tables turned and it was Vancouver putting an end to Edmonton's five-game winning streak and the Canucks did so with a 60-minute effort that included sensational goaltending from Cory Schneider, solid defensive play and a hungry offence, fueled by newcomer Derek Roy.

After an early power play goal from Kevin Bieksa had the Canucks ahead 1-0 through 20 minutes, Henrik Sedin doubled the lead late in the second period. Roy then made it a 3-0 game with a perfect pass to Chris Higgins early in the third and that put the game out of reach.

Schneider made 23 saves in recording his first career shutout versus the Oilers, four blanking of the season and eighth of his career; he faced 11 shots in the third period and stopped them all.

Zack Kassian put the icing no the cake beating Nikolai Khabibulin with four seconds remaining in regulation.

The Canucks host the Calgary Flames Saturday at Rogers Arena.

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