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Game review: Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks

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EDMONTON OILERS 3, VANCOUVER CANUCKS 1

GAME GRADE

OFFENCE: B

DEFENCE: A

GOALTENDING: A

POWER PLAY: A

PENALTY KILL: A

TOUGHNESS: C+

EFFORT: A

OVERALL GRADE: A

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GAME STARS

1. JARRET STOLL

Scores winning goal, dominates faceoff circle and was flying all night.

2. CHRIS PRONGER

3. ALEX AULD

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GAME SUMMARY

FIRST PERIOD

1. Edmonton, Smyth 23 (Pronger, Bergeron) 11:21 (pp)

Penalties -- Ruutu Vcr (interference) 1:33, Naslund Vcr (tripping) 10:42, Mojzis Vcr (slashing) 12:25, Staios Edm (hooking) 15:53.

SECOND PERIOD

2. Edmonton, Stoll 15 (Hemsky, Speacek) 13:03

3. Vancouver, D.Sedin 14 (H.Sedin, Mojzis) 16:52

Penalties -- Bertuzzi Bcr (holding) 3:17, Spacek Edm (holding) 10:10, Ohlund Vcr (hooking) 11:00.

THIRD PERIOD

4. Edmonton, Torres 18 (Horcoff, Spacek) 8:17 (pp)

Penalties -- Green Vcr (cross-checking) 1:57, Bertuzzi Vcr (tripping) 6:24, Naslund Vcr (holding) 9:23, Carter Vcr (hooking) 13:39, Spacek Edm (tripping) 14:36, Peca Edm (slashing) 16:57, Stoll Edm (tripping) 20:00.

Shots on goal by

Vancouver 7 9 1 -- 17

Edmonton 12 13 15 -- 40

GOAL -- Vancouver: Auld (L,23-14-3); Edmonton: Morrison (W,9-2-0).

POWER PLAYS (GOALS-CHANCES) -- Vancouver: 0-4; Edmonton: 2-9.

REFEREES -- Bill McCreary, Dean Warren. Linesmen -- Ryan Galloway, Lyle Seitz.

ATTENDANCE -- 16,839 (16,839).

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PLAY OF THE GAME

Raffi Torres takes a pass inside the zone, cuts to the middle, fakes a pass, steps around a defenceman and snaps a shot into the short side that breaks open a 2-1 game midway through the third period.

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YOU SHOULD KNOW

The Canucks have been miserable against the Northwest Division this year, winning just eight times in 23 starts. They're 23-8-1 against the rest of the league.

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NOTES

Jarret Stoll's second period goal extended his scoring streak to five games ... Canucks coach Marc Crawford won the 400th game, putting him 17th on the NHL's all-time list. He ranks third in the NHLin wins with his current team (204 in Vancouver). Buffalo's Lindy Ruff leads with 254... Of Anson Carter's 20 goals this year, 13 have come in the third period.

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