Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series tied 1-1

Game 1: Monday, September 22nd
Game 2: Tuesday, September 30th

Oilers 2

(1-2-1, 4 pts)

Canucks 4

(4-4-0, 8 pts)

10:00 PM ET, September 30, 2003

Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

1 2 3 T
EDM 1 1 02
VAN 0 2 24

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Vancouver 4, Edmonton 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Rookie Jason King's at 7:37 of the third period led the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-2 NHL exhibition victory Tuesday night over the Edmonton Oilers.

With the game tied at 2-2, King parked himself on the side of the net and tapped in his second goal of the preseason after a nice passing play between Swedish twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin.

Tony Salmelainen and Marc-Andre Bergeron scored for the Oilers (1-2-1-1). Tommy Salo kept it close with 35 saves as Edmonton was outshot 39-10 by Vancouver.

Mike Keane scored twice, including an empty-net goal with 28 seconds remaining. Sami Salo also had a goal for the Canucks (4-4-0), who lost starting goalie Johan Hedberg to a first-period injury.

Hedberg appeared to hurt his right knee after colliding with teammate Mattias Ohlund and Oilers forward Georges Laraque while diving out for a loose puck. Hedberg, who missed 11 days of training camp with stitches above the same knee, played another nine minutes, but left after Salmelainen scored on a rebound.

Dan Cloutier took over and finished with seven saves.

Vancouver tied the game during a stretch of nine-straight Edmonton penalties to start the second period. Those calls left Oilers GM Kevin Lowe tossing paper out of his upper-level suite at GM Place.

It also left the Canucks with four separate 5-on-3 power plays. After outshooting Edmonton 10-0, Salo finally scored at 8:45 on blast from the top of the left circle.

The calls were evened up a little with consecutive bench minors against Vancouver, but the Oilers failed to convert their own two-man advantage.

Keane, a 15-year NHL veteran who is with the Canucks on a tryout contract, scored shortly after the penalties expired.

Bergeron tied it with 30 seconds left in the second on a long slap shot that appeared to dip on Cloutier.

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