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Canucks 7, Oilers 3

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 10:45 PM

Associated Press

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Canucks 7, Oilers 3
Edmonton Oilers 3, Vancouver Canucks 7

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -The Vancouver Canucks wasted little time taking advantage of a tired Edmonton team coming off a tough loss.

Christian Ehrhoff, Alex Burrows, Mason Raymond and Daniel Sedin scored in the first 8:25 to pace Vancouver to a 7-3 victory over the Oilers on Saturday night. Tanner Glass scored with 16.7 seconds left in the first period as the Canucks jumped quickly on an injury-ravaged team that played the night before.

"We attacked them right away and got rewarded for it," said goalie Roberto Luongo, who made 31 saves to help the Canucks won for the fourth time in five games.

"We wanted to get on them right away. We knew they were a tired team."

Colin McDonald, with his first NHL goal in his second game, and Dustin Penner scored 64 seconds apart early in the second period to pull the Oilers within two. But defenseman Alex Edler scored his first of the season on a power play 5 minutes later, and Mikael Samuelsson added another power-play goal midway through the third period as Vancouver went 4-for-5 with the man advantage.

"We knew they're a proud team over there and they came out and threw what they had at us and we weathered the storm for the most part and came back and made them pay for a couple bad penalties," said Ryan Kesler, who had three assists. "Our power play did a good job of making them second guess taking runs at us and taking those penalties."

Gilbert Brule also scored for the Oilers, who started a six-game trip with their third straight loss. Missing nine regulars to injury and illness, Edmonton has just four wins in the last 18 games after starting the season 6-2-1.

Jeff Deslauriers made his sixth straight start in goal despite playing Friday night in a 5-4 shootout loss to San Jose. But even with No. 1 Nikolai Khabibulin out with back spasms, Deslauriers didn't last long, pulled after four goals on just 11 shots. Devan Dubnyk made his NHL debut in relief.

The Oilers blew a couple late leads in a demoralizing loss to the league-leading Sharks on Friday, and the Canucks wasted little time adding to their misery.

Ehrhoff opened the scoring 3:16 in with a power-play point shot, and Burrows doubled the lead with a nice individual effort less than 2 minutes later.

"We actually had a couple of good shifts to start the game and then bang, it was like a deluge," coach Pat Quinn said. "And the harder we tried the worse we got."

Deslauriers didn't help his cause by taking a roughing penalty after Burrows' goal for punching Glass with his glove. Raymond scored on the ensuing power play, and Daniel Sedin added his first of the season 81 seconds later to make it 4-0 and end Deslauriers'night just 8:25 into the game.

Three Stars
Ryan Kesler

Let's see... Just the three assists, and even in teh plus/minus column, and just 47% in the dot. So why the first star? Played with guts and was the rudder in a rough second.
0G, 3A, 17:22 TOI

Mason Raymond

Speedster was making things happen Saturday. Rippin' around the offensive zone like he was the ghost of Bure. Three points and two blocked shots.
1G, 2A,  even, 1 SOG

Christian Ehrhoff

How good does that trade look right now? The big man opened the scoring and added an assist to give him 17 on the season. Where would the Nucks be without him.
1G, 1A, +1, 24:05 TOI, 6 Shots

"I'll take the blame on me 100 percent," Deslauriers said. "I got involved a bit too much emotionally, which is not good, and took a stupid penalty that put my team in a worse scenario."

Playing his third game since missing 18 with a broken foot, Daniel Sedin started the play that led to Burrows' goal, working the puck out of the corner with twin brother Henrik. Burrows then pulled the puck from his backhand to his forehand while spinning through the crease before tucking it in.

Burrows has goals in consecutive games after only scoring once - into an empty net - in the previous 18, a slump that coincided mostly with Daniel Sedin's injury. Less than 4 minutes later, Daniel finished a nice give-and-go behind the net with Henrik, who had two assists, getting the puck back in front and lifting a backhand over the shoulder of Deslauriers.

"My hands are pretty close," Sedin said. "It's mostly timing but I'm right there."

Dubnyk took over after Sedin's goal and stopped 21 of 24 shots.

NOTES: The Oilers came in atop the NHL with 155 man-games lost to injury after learning the day before top forward Ales Hemsky needs season-ending shoulder surgery. Vancouver had lost 119 man-games, but top-six forward Pavol Demitra is the only regular among the three currently injured. ... Glass scored for the second straight game, just the fifth goal of his 65-game NHL career. ... Edler's goal was his first in 33 games dating to last season.


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scoring summary
1st Period
03:16
VAN
PPG - Christian Ehrhoff (6) Slapshot - ASST: Alexander Edler (13), Ryan Kesler (17)
1 - 0 VAN
05:01
VAN
Alexandre Burrows (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Henrik Sedin (13), Daniel Sedin (6)
2 - 0 VAN
07:04
VAN
PPG - Mason Raymond (9) Wrist shot - ASST: Christian Ehrhoff (11), Ryan Kesler (18)
3 - 0 VAN
08:25
VAN
Daniel Sedin (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Henrik Sedin (14), Willie Mitchell (6)
4 - 0 VAN
14:44
EDM
PPG - Sam Gagner (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Gilbert Brule (9), Dustin Penner (15)
4 - 1 VAN
19:43
VAN
Tanner Glass (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Steve Bernier (6)
5 - 1 VAN
2nd Period
06:06
EDM
Colin McDonald (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Ryan O'Marra (1)
5 - 2 VAN
07:10
EDM
PPG - Dustin Penner (15) Snap shot - ASST: Gilbert Brule (10), Sam Gagner (11)
5 - 3 VAN
12:08
VAN
PPG - Alexander Edler (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Mason Raymond (7), Ryan Kesler (19)
6 - 3 VAN
3rd Period
09:59
VAN
PPG - Mikael Samuelsson (10) Slapshot - ASST: Mason Raymond (8), Alexander Edler (14)
7 - 3 VAN
penalty summary
1st Period
01:42
EDM
Dustin Penner  Holding against  Willie Mitchell
04:52
EDM
Jason Strudwick  Fighting (maj) against  Darcy Hordichuk
04:52
VAN
Darcy Hordichuk  Fighting (maj) against  Jason Strudwick
05:57
EDM
Jeff Deslauriers  Roughing against  Tanner Glass
10:59
EDM
Jean-Francois Jacques  Roughing against  Ryan Kesler
10:59
VAN
Ryan Kesler  Slashing against  Jean-Francois Jacques
14:24
VAN
Ryan Johnson  Tripping against  Zack Stortini
2nd Period
06:48
VAN
Mikael Samuelsson  Slashing against  Ladislav Smid
11:29
EDM
Gilbert Brule  Interference against  Steve Bernier
13:27
VAN
Alexandre Burrows  Slashing against  Steve Staios
19:31
EDM
Ethan Moreau  Interference against  Daniel Sedin
19:31
VAN
Willie Mitchell  Roughing against  Ethan Moreau
19:31
VAN
Alexandre Burrows  Roughing against  Andrew Cogliano
3rd Period
06:26
EDM
Ethan Moreau  Hi-sticking against  Darcy Hordichuk
08:44
EDM
Shawn Horcoff  Slashing against  Henrik Sedin
goalie stats
Jeff Deslauriers
Jeff Deslauriers
3-4-2
SA: 11TOI: 8:25
Saves: 7EV: 3 - 5
PIM: 2PP: 4 - 6
SV%: .636SH: 0 - 0
Devan Dubnyk
Devan Dubnyk
SA: 24TOI: 51:35
Saves: 21EV: 15 - 16
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 7
SV%: .875SH: 1 - 1
Roberto Luongo
SA: 34TOI: 59:18
Saves: 31EV: 30 - 31
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 3
SV%: .912SH: 0 - 0