They didn't lose the game, they lost the shootout
The Vancouver Canucks held a 2-0 lead on the Edmonton Oilers with four seconds remaining in the second period before the tables were turned.
Jordan Eberle found the back of the net to swing momentum in favour of the visitors; in the third period Ales Hemsky scored a power play goal to force overtime and eventually a shootout, which Edmonton won 2-0.
Alex Edler opened the scoring in the first period with a brilliant individual effort and even better scorching slapshot and Zack Kassian made it 2-0 Vancouver at 14:18 of the second period converting a behind-the-back pass from Daniel Sedin.
Roberto Luongo stopped 30 of 32 shots in regulation, but was beat twice on two shots in the shootout.
AND ANOTHER THING...
It's normal to be exhausted after covering back-to-back games, despite the lockout, right?
Kassedin - Zack Kassian had an impressive outing with a goal, four shots, two hits, a takeaway and a fight with Ben Eager. Kass even earned some shifts with the Sedins and was named the game's first star.
Stick it to ya - After saluting the fans for their support post-game Sunday, the Canucks all tossed their sticks out to the fans, which, shockingly, led to no fights.
Back-to-back jacks - Games 1 and 2 of the 2012-13 season marked the first of seven back-to-back series the Canucks will play this season. Last year Vancouver was 13-8-1 in back-to-back games.
Still streaking - Your loyalty continues to amaze. Sunday's game marked the 409th consecutive sell-out at Rogers Arena, a streak that began on November 14, 2002.