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42-32-8
Edmonton
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41-28-13

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game recap

Oilers 3, Canucks 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Oilers 3, Canucks 1
Vancouver Canucks 1, Edmonton Oilers 3

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Jarret Stoll had a feeling the Edmonton Oilers were going to snap their five-game home losing streak.

Stoll scored his first goal since Dec. 31, Ryan Smyth and Raffi Torres had power-play goals and backup goalie Mike Morrison made 16 saves in the Oilers' 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.

"Some nights you feel like you can't lose," Stoll said. "Luckily, it was one of those nights."

The Oilers moved within two points of the first-place Canucks in the Northwest Division.

"It's a big win. I can't argue that," Oilers coach Craig MacTavish said.

Vancouver has lost four of seven games on a trip that began in St. Louis on Jan. 23.

"We didn't have that energy that we needed," Auld said. "It just wasn't there."

Morrison, making his third start in four games in place of Jussi Markkanen, improved to 9-2-0, allowing only Daniel Sedin's goal late in the second period.

Smyth opened the scoring at 11:21 of the first period, beating Alex Auld for his 23rd goal of the season.

Stoll made it 2-0 with 6:57 left in the second, and Sedin scored with 3:08 left in the period. Torres capped the scoring at 8:17 of the third, his 18th goal of the season.

Edmonton outshot the Canucks 15-1 in the third period and 40-17 overall.

"We didn't initiate anything," Canucks captain Markus Naslund said. "There was no doubt they were outworking us."

Notes: Smyth has four goals in five games against Vancouver this season. ... Auld, starting his sixth straight game, made 37 saves.

scoring summary
1st Period
11:21
EDM
PPG - Ryan Smyth (23) ASST: Chris Pronger (28), Marc-Andre Bergeron (14)
1 - 0 EDM
2nd Period
13:03
EDM
Jarret Stoll (15) ASST: Ales Hemsky (36), Jaroslav Spacek (19)
2 - 0 EDM
16:52
VAN
Daniel Sedin (14) ASST: Henrik Sedin (40), Tomas Mojzis (1)
2 - 1 EDM
3rd Period
08:17
EDM
PPG - Raffi Torres (18) ASST: Shawn Horcoff (40), Jaroslav Spacek (20)
3 - 1 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
01:33
VAN
Jarkko Ruutu  Interference against  Raffi Torres
10:42
VAN
Markus Naslund  Tripping against  Shawn Horcoff
12:25
VAN
Tomas Mojzis  Slashing against  Raffi Torres
15:53
EDM
Steve Staios  Hooking against  Alexandre Burrows
2nd Period
03:17
VAN
Todd Bertuzzi  Holding against  Todd Harvey
10:10
EDM
Jaroslav Spacek  Holding against  Todd Bertuzzi
11:00
VAN
Mattias Ohlund  Hooking against  Radek Dvorak
3rd Period
01:57
VAN
Josh Green  Cross checking against  Fernando Pisani
06:24
VAN
Todd Bertuzzi  Tripping against  Fernando Pisani
09:23
VAN
Markus Naslund  Holding against  Ales Hemsky
13:39
VAN
Anson Carter  Hooking against  Chris Pronger
14:36
EDM
Jaroslav Spacek  Tripping against  Brendan Morrison
16:57
EDM
Michael Peca  Slashing against  Bryan Allen
20:00
EDM
Jarret Stoll  Tripping against  Sami Salo
goalie stats
Alex Auld
SA: 40TOI: 58:23
Saves: 37EV: 24 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 11 - 13
SV%: .925SH: 2 - 2
Michael Morrison
SA: 17TOI: 59:48
Saves: 16EV: 16 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: .941SH: 0 - 0