#1Feb 7th, 2007
Wed Feb 7, 12:17 AM
Be it home or away, the Edmonton Oilers cannot seem to solve the Vancouver Canucks this season.
Daniel Sedin tallied three goals and set up two others as the visiting Canucks clipped the Oilers 5-2 before a capacity crowd of 16,839 at Rexall Place on Tuesday.
It marked Vancouver's fourth consecutive victory over the Oilers and third in its last four visits to Edmonton.
"It was a big game, so it was nice to get some goals and contribute like that," Sedin said. "When the puck goes your way like that, it makes for a fun night.
"It has been an up and down season. The last little bit, we have been lucky to get some goals."
Henrik Sedin contributed four assists and Markus Naslund had a goal and an assist for the Canucks (30-20-4).
"Tonight, we got back scoring," Sedin said. "It is good for the team.
"It was a huge win. And to do that in their building was big for us."
Taylor Pyatt also scored in support of Roberto Luongo, who stopped 28 shots for the win.
"Luongo was obviously very good, but that's a game we have to win," Oilers defenceman Steve Staios said.
Shawn Horcoff and rookie Zack Stortini replied in a losing cause for the Oilers (26-24-4).
Dwayne Roloson totalled 20 saves in defeat.
"Any time you get in a position where you have to kill two full minutes of 5-on-3, it is difficult to overcome," Oilers head coach Craig MacTavish said. "We are good enough to win, but we aren't good enough to overcome that kind of disadvantage."
Oilers strike first
Edmonton opened the scoring 4:18 into the contest as Horcoff tipped Jason Smith's point shot past Luongo for his 11th goal of the season.
Sedin was credited with tying it when twin brother Henrik's centring pass banked in off his right skate with 2:17 left in the first period.
The Sedins then set up Naslund at the side of the net and he potted his 17th to put Vancouver ahead 2-1 at 5:26 of the second period.
After Stortini's first NHL goal tied it 2-2 at 9:28, the Canucks pulled away with three unanswered goals.
Henrik Sedin fed Pyatt in the crease for his 16th at 14:18, then set up Daniel Sedin for his second goal of the night at 8:18 of the third period.
Sedin completed the hat trick with 56 seconds remaining on an empty-net goal, his 23rd of the season.
With files from Sports Network
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