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Hansen, Raymond propel Canucks to victory

Oct 26, 2008 - 6:58 AM VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- Jannik Hansen and Mason Raymond scored two goals apiece as the Vancouver Canucks recorded a 6-3 triumph over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.

Kyle Wellwood and Jason Krog also tallied and Ryan Kesler and defenseman Kevin Bieksa each notched two assists for Vancouver, which used a 4-for-6 effort on the power play to help snap a three-game losing streak.

Captain Roberto Luongo made 25 saves and denied Sam Gagner on a penalty shot with 2:12 remaining in the second period to keep the contest tied at 3-3.

"It was a big moment in the game," Luongo said. "It was right up there in the second period, and obviously the score is 4-3 (if they score) and I go into the locker room.

"I wasn't able to make moves as quickly, but I told myself I was going to be as spatial as possible and (Gagner) ended up shooting it the other way. That's why I didn't move much and I was kind of surprised, but at the end, I was able to react."

Robert Nilsson had a goal and an assist and defensemen Denis Grebeshkov and Steve Staios also tallied for Edmonton, which lost for the third straight time after opening the season with four victories.

Edmonton coach Craig MacTavish did not mince words on why he felt his team lost on Saturday.

"We just can't kill a penalty. They're 4-for-6 on the power play and plus-4 on the special teams," MacTavish said. "You can't overcome that, you've got to be able to kill a penalty."

"As much as the power play scored today, the PK cleaned up too," Hansen said.

With the game tied at 3-3, Wellwood gave the Canucks an advantage they would not relinquish.

While on the power play, Wellwood skated in from the left faceoff circle and wristed a shot past goaltender Mathieu Garon and just under the crossbar at 2:32 of the third period.

Hansen added his second tally just over five minutes later and Krog capped the scoring with a power-play goal with 3:14 remaining in the contest.

"There isn't any single thing I can put my finger on (in regard to the power play)," said Raymond, who scored twice with the man advantage. "But when you believe and you all work together and get shots to the net with traffic in front, good things are going to happen."

Oilers defenseman Tom Gilbert was not pleased with his team's performance.

"We weren't blocking shots, we weren't getting rebounds and we didn't help Matty (Garon) out much of the night," Gilbert said.

Garon turned aside 24 shots for the Oilers.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    EDMONTON 0 3 0 3
    VANCOUVER 1 2 3 6 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: VAN - (PP) MASON RAYMOND 2 (STEVE BERNIER) 3:25
    2ND PRD: EDM - DENIS GREBESHKOV 1 (ROBERT NILSSON, ALES HEMSKY) 0:53
    VAN - (PP) MASON RAYMOND 3 (KEVIN BIEKSA, DANIEL SEDIN) 7:39
    VAN - JANNIK HANSEN 2 (RYAN KESLER) 8:3

    Oct 26 12:44 AM


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    EDMONTON 3
    VANCOUVER 6
    3RD PRD: VAN - (PP) JASON KROG 1 (UNASSISTED) 16:26

    Oilers 3, Canucks 6  3rd - 3:34Oct 26 12:37 AM


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    EDMONTON 3
    VANCOUVER 5
    3RD PRD: VAN - JANNIK HANSEN 3 (WILLIE MITCHELL, ALEXANDRE BURROWS)
    7:45

    Oilers 3, Canucks 5  3rd - 12:15Oct 26 12:21 AM


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    EDMONTON 3
    VANCOUVER 4
    3RD PRD: VAN - (PP) KYLE WELLWOOD 2 (UNASSISTED) 2:32

    Oilers 3, Canucks 4  3rd - 17:28Oct 26 12:10 AM
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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 0 3 3
    VANCOUVER 1 2 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: VAN - (PP) MASON RAYMOND 2 (STEVE BERNIER) 3:25
    2ND PRD: EDM - DENIS GREBESHKOV 1 (ROBERT NILSSON, ALES HEMSKY) 0:53
    VAN - (PP) MASON RAYMOND 3 (KEVIN BIEKSA, DANIEL SEDIN) 7:39
    VAN - JANNIK HANSEN 2 (RYA

    Oct 25 11:49 PM


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    EDMONTON 3
    VANCOUVER 3
    2ND PRD: EDM - STEVE STAIOS 1 (SAM GAGNER, ANDREW COGLIANO) 16:14

    Oilers 3, Canucks 3  2nd - 3:46Oct 25 11:42 PM


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    EDMONTON 2
    VANCOUVER 3
    2ND PRD: EDM - (PP) ROBERT NILSSON 2 (UNASSISTED) 13:31

    Oilers 2, Canucks 3  2nd - 6:29Oct 25 11:37 PM


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    EDMONTON 1
    VANCOUVER 3
    2ND PRD: VAN - JANNIK HANSEN 2 (RYAN KESLER) 8:34

    Oilers 1, Canucks 3  2nd - 11:26Oct 25 11:29 PM


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    EDMONTON 1
    VANCOUVER 2
    2ND PRD: VAN - (PP) MASON RAYMOND 3 (KEVIN BIEKSA, DANIEL SEDIN) 7:39

    Oilers 1, Canucks 2  2nd - 12:21Oct 25 11:28 PM


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    EDMONTON 1
    VANCOUVER 1
    2ND PRD: EDM - DENIS GREBESHKOV 1 (ROBERT NILSSON, ALES HEMSKY) 0:53

    Oilers 1, Canucks 1  2nd - 19:07Oct 25 11:11 PM
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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 - (PP) MASON RAYMOND 2 (STEVE BERNIER) 3:25
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDM 10 10
    VAN 9 9
    GOALIES: EDM - MATHIEU GARON
    VAN - ROBER

    Oct 25 10:51 PM


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    EDMONTON 0
    VANCOUVER 1
    1ST PRD: VAN - (PP) MASON RAYMOND 2 (STEVE BERNIER) 3:25

    Oilers 0, Canucks 1  1st - 16:35Oct 25 10:21 PM
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