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Korpikoski scores winner, Oilers beat Canucks 2-1 in overtime

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VANCOUVER - Lauri Korpikoski scored on a breakaway at 1:46 of overtime as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 on Sunday.

Nail Yakupov scored in regulation for Edmonton (2-4-0), which beat the Calgary Flames 5-2 a night earlier for the club's first win of the season. Anders Nilsson made 33 stops.

Matt Bartkowski scored in regulation for Vancouver (3-1-2), which got 22 saves from Ryan Miller.

Tied 1-1 through 40 minutes, Canucks forward Daniel Sedin was left shaking his head early in the third period after somehow chipping a puck that was lying in the crease over the Oilers' goal with Nilsson down and out following a great stop on a Henrik Sedin breakaway seconds earlier.

Nilsson then made a diving save on Radim Vrbata with under seven minutes to go before Yakupov had a good chance on Miller with 90 seconds to play in the third.

Edmonton opened the scoring at 3:23 of the first period on the power play after some excellent work from Connor McDavid. The No. 1 pick at June's draft, who had two goals and an assist in Calgary on Saturday, picked up the puck in the neutral zone and stepped around a check before feeding Yakupov for a one-timer that beat Miller from the slot.

Vancouver tied it at 15:43 when Bartkowski scored his first regular-season goal in the NHL. Playing in his 138th game, the defenceman fired a shot from the point that nicked an Edmonton player on the way through and found its way past Nilsson.

The Canucks entered Sunday 8-2-0 against the Oilers over the clubs' last 10 meetings, including a perfect 5-0-0 record last season, and had plenty of chances to grab the lead in the second period.

Daniel Sedin had two opportunities early before Brandon Sutter sent a backhand wide. Sven Baertschi then moved in alone on a breakaway after a big collision in the neutral zone, but Nilsson made a nice save.

Miller had to be sharp at the other end with about eight minutes to go in the period, stopping Korpikoski on back-to-back opportunities from in close.

The Canucks' power play, a woeful 1 for 18 coming into the game, got its first chance late in the second, with Daniel Sedin's redirect from the slot the closest Vancouver would come.

Notes: Edmonton opens a three-game homestand Wednesday against the Detroit Red Wings. ... Vancouver continues its five-game homestand Thursday against the Washington Capitals. ... Bartkowski's only other goal came in Game 7 of the Boston Bruins' memorable first-round series with the Toronto Maple Leafs back in 2013.

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