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Grabner, Luongo lead Canucks past Oilers

Sep 24, 2008 - 5:02 AM VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- Michael Grabner snapped a tie with a power-play goal in the second period and Roberto Luongo made 13 saves as the Vancouver Canucks recorded a 2-1 preseason victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

Just over a minute into the second, a high-sticking penalty to Gilbert Brule gave the Canucks their fifth power play. Although Edmonton goaltender Dwayne Roloson turned away two shots beforehand, a backhand pass by rookie Jannik Hansen set up Grabner for the go-ahead goal just 2:48 into the period.

A two-time Vezina Trophy finalist, Luongo is coming off his third straight 35-win season - joining five others in league history, including Martin Brodeur, Marty Turco and Miikka Kiprusoff - and was in top form. A power-play goal by Kyle Brodziak less than six minutes into the first was Luongo's only blemish in 35 minutes of action.

Darcy Hordichuk tied the game just over seven minutes after Brodziak's tally.

One night after Mathieu Garon stopped 33 shots in Edmonton's 4-3 shootout loss to Vancouver in the preseason opener for both teams, Roloson recorded 29 saves and also picked up an assist.

Vancouver and Edmonton each had 88 points last season, falling three short of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, which was claimed by the Nashville Predators.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 1 0 0 1
    VANCOUVER 1 1 0 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: EDM - (PP) KYLE BRODZIAK 1 (JORDAN EBERLE, DWAYNE ROLOSON)
    4:13
    VAN - DARCY HORDICHUK 1 (ALEXANDRE BURROWS, RYAN JOHNSON)
    12:48
    2ND PRD: VAN - (PP) MICHAEL GRABNER 1 (JANNIK HANSEN, HENRIK SEDIN)
    2:48
    3RD PRD: NONE

    Sep 24 12:31 AM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 1 0 1
    VANCOUVER 1 1 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: EDM - (PP) KYLE BRODZIAK 1 (JORDAN EBERLE, DWAYNE ROLOSON)
    4:13
    VAN - DARCY HORDICHUK 1 (ALEXANDRE BURROWS, RYAN JOHNSON)
    12:48
    2ND PRD: VAN - (PP) MICHAEL GRABNER 1 (JANNIK HANSEN, HENRIK SEDIN)
    2:48


    Sep 23 11:47 PM


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    EDMONTON 1
    VANCOUVER 2
    2ND PRD: VAN - (PP) MICHAEL GRABNER 1 (JANNIK HANSEN, HENRIK SEDIN)
    2:48

    Oilers 1, Canucks 2  2nd - 17:12Sep 23 11:12 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDMONTON 1 1
    VANCOUVER 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: EDM - (PP) KYLE BRODZIAK 1 (JORDAN EBERLE, DWAYNE ROLOSON)
    4:13
    VAN - DARCY HORDICHUK 1 (ALEXANDRE BURROWS, RYAN JOHNSON)
    12:48
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    EDM 11

    Sep 23 10:47 PM


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    EDMONTON 1
    VANCOUVER 1
    1ST PRD: VAN - DARCY HORDICHUK 1 (ALEXANDRE BURROWS, RYAN JOHNSON)
    12:48

    Oilers 1, Canucks 1  1st - 7:12Sep 23 10:39 PM


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    EDMONTON 1
    VANCOUVER 0
    1ST PRD: EDM - (PP) KYLE BRODZIAK 1 (JORDAN EBERLE, DWAYNE ROLOSON)
    4:13

    Oilers 1, Canucks 0  1st - 15:47Sep 23 10:18 PM