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Rypien, Luongo help Canucks bounce back vs. Oilers

Oct 13, 2007 - 3:40 AM
EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) -- Roberto Luongo and the Vancouver Canucks rebounded nicely from an embarrassing defeat.

Two days after being routed, the Canucks got a solid performance from Luongo and an impressive one from Rick Rypien en route to a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday.

Vancouver was playing for the first time since suffering an 8-2 loss to Philadelphia, a setback in which Luongo allowed four goals on 13 shots in the first period and was pulled. The 2007 Hart and Vezina Trophy runner-up was much better in this one, making 12 saves in the first period and 28 overall.

Luongo was given a 2-0 lead midway through the first period, as Henrik Sedin and Rypien tallied 2:24 apart.

From behind the net, Daniel Sedin backhanded a pass in front to his identical twin, who punched the puck past goaltender Mathieu Garon from the doorstep at 10:27.

Less than three minutes later, Jeff Cowan unleashed a snap shot from the right faceoff circle that Garon stopped. But Rypien, who was recalled from Manitoba of the American Hockey League earlier in the day, buried the rebound from the right side of the net with 7:09 remaining, giving the Canucks a two-goal bulge.

Defenseman Sheldon Souray halved the deficit for Edmonton with 10 seconds left in the opening period, settling a cross-slot pass by rookie Sam Gagner with his skate before beating Luongo to the glove side with a blast from the right circle.

With teammate Ryan Kesler in the penalty box for slashing, Alex Burrows restored the Canucks' two-goal lead at 3:12 of the second, skating down on a breakaway and depositing the puck just inside the left goalpost for a shorthanded tally.

Raffi Torres again drew the Oilers within a goal with 2:39 left in the middle session, knocking his own rebound past Luongo from the right side of the net during a power play. But when the puck came back to him after splitting two defenders at the blue line, Brendan Morrison scored on a high wrist shot 20 seconds later to give Vancouver a 4-2 advantage.

Captain Markus Naslund capped the scoring for the Canucks with a bad-angle tally with 2:10 left in the third.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    VANCOUVER 2 2 1 5
    EDMONTON 1 1 0 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: VAN - HENRIK SEDIN 1 (DANIEL SEDIN, KEVIN BIEKSA) 10:27
    VAN - RICK RYPIEN 1 (JEFF COWAN, ALEXANDRE BURROWS) 12:51
    EDM - SHELDON SOURAY 1 (SAM GAGNER, SHAWN HORCOFF) 19:50
    2ND PRD: VAN - (SH) ALEXANDRE BURROWS 1 (RICK

    Oct 12 11:34 PM


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    VANCOUVER 5
    EDMONTON 2
    3RD PRD: VAN - MARKUS NASLUND 2 (BRENDAN MORRISON) 17:50

    Canucks vs. OilersOct 12 11:30 PM
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    Canucks vs. OilersOct 12 11:21 PM
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    ekabrazi Added 5 roots

    Canucks vs. OilersOct 12 10:47 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    VANCOUVER 2 2 4
    EDMONTON 1 1 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: VAN - HENRIK SEDIN 1 (DANIEL SEDIN, KEVIN BIEKSA) 10:27
    VAN - RICK RYPIEN 1 (JEFF COWAN, ALEXANDRE BURROWS) 12:51
    EDM - SHELDON SOURAY 1 (SAM GAGNER, SHAWN HORCOFF) 19:50
    2ND PRD: VAN - (SH) ALEXANDRE BUR

    Oct 12 10:40 PM


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    VANCOUVER 4
    EDMONTON 2
    2ND PRD: VAN - BRENDAN MORRISON 2 (KEVIN BIEKSA) 17:41

    Canucks vs. OilersOct 12 10:38 PM


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    VANCOUVER 3
    EDMONTON 2
    2ND PRD: EDM - (PP) RAFFI TORRES 1 (ANDREW COGLIANO, SAM GAGNER) 17:21

    Canucks vs. OilersOct 12 10:38 PM


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    VANCOUVER 3
    EDMONTON 1
    2ND PRD: VAN - (SH) ALEXANDRE BURROWS 1 (RICK RYPIEN) 3:12

    Canucks vs. OilersOct 12 10:07 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    VANCOUVER 2 2
    EDMONTON 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: VAN - HENRIK SEDIN 1 (DANIEL SEDIN, KEVIN BIEKSA) 10:27
    VAN - RICK RYPIEN 1 (JEFF COWAN, ALEXANDRE BURROWS) 12:51
    EDM - SHELDON SOURAY 1 (SAM GAGNER, SHAWN HORCOFF) 19:50
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3

    Oct 12 9:45 PM


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    VANCOUVER 2
    EDMONTON 1
    1ST PRD: EDM - SHELDON SOURAY 1 (SAM GAGNER, SHAWN HORCOFF) 19:50

    Canucks vs. OilersOct 12 9:44 PM


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    VANCOUVER 2
    EDMONTON 0
    1ST PRD: VAN - RICK RYPIEN 1 (JEFF COWAN, ALEXANDRE BURROWS) 12:51

    Canucks vs. OilersOct 12 9:31 PM


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    VANCOUVER 1
    EDMONTON 0
    1ST PRD: VAN - HENRIK SEDIN 1 (DANIEL SEDIN, KEVIN BIEKSA) 10:27

    Canucks vs. OilersOct 12 9:26 PM