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Sedins propel Canucks past Oilers

Oct 14, 2007 - 6:09 AM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- The Sedin twins made certain that the Vancouver Canucks continued their dominance of the Edmonton Oilers.

Daniel Sedin scored goals just over two minutes apart and Henrik Sedin had three assists as the Canucks drilled the Oilers, 4-1, on Saturday.

The victory, which capped a home-and-home series sweep, was Vancouver's seventh straight over Edmonton. The Canucks have outscored the Oilers, 30-13, during that stretch.

"I think you learn as you play them more," said Daniel Sedin, who extended his points streak to four games. "We play them eight times every year, so we try to take advantage of the things that they do."

After Brendan Morrison scored with 44 seconds remaining in the first period, Daniel Sedin doubled Vancouver's lead exactly 13 minutes into the middle session.

Daniel Sedin took a feed from identical twin and lifted a shot high to the blocker side of goaltender Dwayne Roloson for his third goal of the season. The tally came just 15 seconds after a man advantage.

"We had a lot of chances (on the power play)," said Henrik Sedin, who also has a four-game points streak. "We just weren't able to score. We were fortunate to get the puck again, and Daniel was really patient, waiting out their goalie."

The brothers would pair up again just 2:18 later, this time on the power play.

Henrik Sedin fed Daniel, who was behind the net. Daniel Sedin then stepped out in front and fired a shot into a vacant net after Roloson had been run into by Canucks captain Markus Naslund.

Despite protests from the Oilers' netminder, the goal stood and the Canucks enjoyed a 3-0 advantage.

The Sedins' linemate, Taylor Pyatt, scored his first goal of the season at 7:41 of the third period to give the Canucks a 4-0 edge.

Andrew Cogliano spoiled Roberto Luongo's bid for a shutout by scoring a shorthanded goal with 7:39 remaining in the third.

With Vancouver on a power play, a failed clearing attempt turned into a scoring chance for Jarret Stoll. His shot was stopped by Luongo, but Cogliano converted the rebound for his second goal of the campaign.

Luongo stopped 27 shots to preserve the victory for Vancouver.

"We needed to win a game here at home," Luongo said. "We gave two poor performances, and it wasn't right for the fans. Tonight, we put a really solid effort out and we got a nice win for them."

The bad blood left over from Friday's game was evident as Jeff Cowan and Zack Stortini dropped the gloves just five seconds into the first period.

"That's what happens when you get back-to-back games," Oilers coach Craig MacTavish said.

Cowan was forced to leave the game with what was described as a hip injury.

"He got in that fight right off the bat and fell down," Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault said. "I've never heard of a guy getting a hip flexor after a fight, but anything's possible, I guess."

Roloson made 18 saves for the Oilers, who have lost four straight games since starting the season with two straight wins.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    EDMONTON 0 0 1 1
    VANCOUVER 1 2 1 4 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: VAN - BRENDAN MORRISON 3 (MARKUS NASLUND) 19:16
    2ND PRD: VAN - DANIEL SEDIN 2 (HENRIK SEDIN) 13:00
    VAN - (PP) DANIEL SEDIN 3 (HENRIK SEDIN, KEVIN BIEKSA) 15:18
    3RD PRD: VAN - TAYLOR PYATT 1 (HENRIK SEDIN, MARKUS NASLU

    Oct 14 12:37 AM


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    EDMONTON 1
    VANCOUVER 4
    3RD PRD: EDM - (SH) ANDREW COGLIANO 2 (JARRET STOLL) 12:21

    Oilers vs. CanucksOct 14 12:25 AM


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    EDMONTON 0
    VANCOUVER 4
    3RD PRD: VAN - TAYLOR PYATT 1 (HENRIK SEDIN, MARKUS NASLUND) 7:41

    Oilers vs. CanucksOct 14 12:13 AM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 0 0 0
    VANCOUVER 1 2 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: VAN - BRENDAN MORRISON 3 (MARKUS NASLUND) 19:16
    2ND PRD: VAN - DANIEL SEDIN 2 (HENRIK SEDIN) 13:00
    VAN - (PP) DANIEL SEDIN 3 (HENRIK SEDIN, KEVIN BIEKSA) 15:18
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    Oct 13 11:40 PM


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    EDMONTON 0
    VANCOUVER 3
    2ND PRD: VAN - (PP) DANIEL SEDIN 3 (HENRIK SEDIN, KEVIN BIEKSA) 15:18

    Oilers vs. CanucksOct 13 11:33 PM


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    EDMONTON 0
    VANCOUVER 2
    2ND PRD: VAN - DANIEL SEDIN 2 (HENRIK SEDIN) 13:00

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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 0 0
    VANCOUVER 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: VAN - BRENDAN MORRISON 3 (MARKUS NASLUND) 19:16
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDM 9 9
    VAN 6 6
    GOALIES: EDM - DWAYNE ROLOSON
    VAN - ROBE

    Oct 13 10:46 PM


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    EDMONTON 0
    VANCOUVER 1
    1ST PRD: VAN - BRENDAN MORRISON 3 (MARKUS NASLUND) 19:16

    Oilers vs. CanucksOct 13 10:46 PM
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