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Granlund's shorthanded break

EDM@VAN: Granlund knots game on shorthanded breakaway

Markus Granlund finds himself all alone on a shorthanded breakaway and beats Cam Talbot on the stick side, evening the game in the 2nd

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Markus Granlund had a goal and an assist in the second period to help the Vancouver Canucks defeat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 at Rogers Arena.

Granlund tied the game 2-2 with a shorthanded goal at 8:09, and assisted on a power-play goal by Loui Eriksson at 12:41.

Jake Virtanen gave the Canucks a 1-0 lead 12:53 into the first period, but Leon Draisaitl scored with two seconds remaining in the first and on the power play 7:48 into the second to give the Oilers a 2-1 lead.

Jacob Markstrom made 25 saves for the Canucks, who finished the preseason 4-3-1 and will open the regular season Oct. 7 against the Oilers.

Cam Talbot had 14 saves for Edmonton, which finished the preseason 6-2-0 and plays its season opener Oct. 4 against the Calgary Flames.

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