EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Raffi Torres had a productive 24th birthday party at the Vancouver Canucks' expense.
Torres scored the second of his two power-play goals with 23 seconds left in regulation and also had a shootout goal in the Edmonton Oilers' 4-3 victory over the Canucks on Saturday night.
"It was definitely intense," Torres said. "Look at the passes I got from my linemates."
In the shootout, Torres and Ales Hemsky beat Canucks goalie Dan Cloutier, while Vancouver's Markus Naslund and Todd Bertuzzi failed in their attempts against the Oilers' Jussi Markkanen.
"I was shaky before the game," said Markkanen, activated Friday after recovering from a broken collarbone. "I just tried to read what they were going to do."
Shawn Horcoff also scored in regulation for the Oilers.
"It was an amazing win," Oilers coach Craig MacTavish said. "We didn't get out-skilled tonight."
Naslund had two power-play goals and also assisted on Sami Salo's goal for Vancouver, which was 3-for-12 with the man advantage.
"We've got to put teams away when we have chances," Naslund said.
The Oilers lost star forward Ryan Smyth in the first period because of a sprained left knee, and power-play point man Jarret Stoll limped off in the second after a crushing hit from Bryan Allen.
Notes: Edmonton outshot Vancouver 21-10 in the second period and 34-31 overall. ... Mike Peca earned his first point with the Oilers with an assist on Torres' tying goal.
|Shawn Horcoff (3) ASST: Ryan Smyth (3), Radek Dvorak (3)|
1 - 0 EDM
|PPG - Markus Naslund (3) ASST: Sami Salo (2), Ed Jovanovski (1)|
1 - 1 Tie
|PPG - Raffi Torres (1) ASST: Ales Hemsky (1), Jarret Stoll (1)|
2 - 1 EDM
|PPG - Markus Naslund (4) ASST: Sami Salo (3), Ed Jovanovski (2)|
2 - 2 Tie
|PPG - Sami Salo (1) ASST: Markus Naslund (1), Nolan Baumgartner (2)|
3 - 2 VAN
|PPG - Raffi Torres (2) ASST: Michael Peca (1), Ales Hemsky (2)|
3 - 3 Tie
|1||M. Naslund||R. Torres|
|2||T. Bertuzzi||A. Hemsky|
|Power Play %||0.0%||0.0%|
|% on Road||0.0%||0.0%|
|% at Home||0.0%||0.0%|
|Georges Laraque Hooking|
|Michael Peca Holding against Henrik Sedin|
|Shawn Horcoff Tripping against Brendan Morrison|
|Jarkko Ruutu Tripping against Marc-Andre Bergeron|
|Sami Salo Tripping against Radek Dvorak|
|Ethan Moreau Roughing against Steve McCarthy|
|Sami Salo Holding against Ales Hemsky|
|Todd Bertuzzi Hooking against Ethan Moreau|
|Raffi Torres Holding the stick against Mattias Ohlund|
|Jarkko Ruutu Diving against Jason Smith|
|Igor Ulanov Roughing against Henrik Sedin|
|Ethan Moreau Slashing against Anson Carter|
|Georges Laraque Roughing against Lee Goren|
|Igor Ulanov Tripping against Henrik Sedin|
|Shawn Horcoff Hooking against Daniel Sedin|
|Daniel Sedin Holding the stick against Fernando Pisani|
|Todd Harvey Hooking|
|Brendan Morrison Hooking against Chris Pronger|
|Igor Ulanov Hooking against Todd Bertuzzi|
|Mattias Ohlund Delaying Game-Puck over glass|