Vancouver 5, Edmonton 2

Sunday, February 19, 2012 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Vancouver 38-15-0-6 18-6-0-4 20-9-0-2 W4
Edmonton 22-30-2-4 15-10-2-2 7-20-0-2 L3


CANUCKS 5, OILERS 2: Henrik and Daniel Sedin each recorded a goal and an assist as Vancouver kicked off a six-game road trip with a convincing triumph over Edmonton.

Chris Higgins and defensemen Sami Salo and Kevin Bieksa also scored while Alex Burrows registered a pair of assists for the Canucks, who improved to 7-0-2 in February.

After combining for eight points in Saturday's win over Toronto, the Sedins wasted little time getting started against Edmonton, teaming up to give Vancouver a 1-0 lead just 53 seconds into the contest. Daniel Sedin made a cross-slot pass from the left faceoff circle to Henrik, who beat Nikolai Khabibulin from near the right post for his 13th goal.

Henrik Sedin set up Salo for a goal during a 5-on-3 power play less than six minutes later and Daniel Sedin put the Canucks ahead 5-2 only 33 seconds into the third when he one-timed a pass from Alex Burrows past Devan Dubnyk following a turnover in the left circle.

Shawn Horcoff and Magnus Paajarvi scored for the Oilers, who lost in regulation at home for just the second time in seven games (4-2-1). Edmonton has dropped five of six overall.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Canucks are 10-0-3 since their last regulation loss, a 4-2 setback against the Anaheim Ducks on Jan. 15. ... Vancouver is 6-0-1 in its last seven road games. ... Khabibulin allowed two goals on 17 shots in the first period. Dubnyk went the rest of the way, yielding three tallies on 14 shots. ... Paajarvi has two goals in his last four games after failing to score in his first 34 contests this season.

Top Game Performances

Vancouver   Edmonton
Daniel Sedin 2 Points Shawn Horcoff 1
Daniel Sedin 1 Goals Shawn Horcoff 1
Alexandre Burrows 2 Assists Tom Gilbert 1
Sami Salo 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Cory Schneider .929 Save Percentage Nikolai Khabibulin .882
Cory Schneider 26 Saves Nikolai Khabibulin 15

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 31 5 1-5 1-1 2 26
Edmonton 28 2 0-1 4-5 10 21

Upcoming Games

  • Edmonton will play its next game on the road against Calgary. The Oilers have a W/L % of .364 after a win and .389 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play its next game on the road against Nashville. The Canucks have a W/L % of .605 after a win and .714 after a loss.
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