Final SO

Series (Game 1 of 8)

Edmonton leads 6-2

Game 1: Saturday, October 8th
Canucks3Final
SO
Oilers4
Game 2: Thursday, December 1st
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Oilers5
Game 3: Saturday, December 17th
Oilers5Final
OT
Canucks4
Game 4: Wednesday, December 21st
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Canucks6
Game 5: Saturday, February 4th
Canucks1Final
Oilers3
Game 6: Tuesday, March 21st
Canucks4Final
Oilers1
Game 7: Thursday, March 23rd
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SO
Canucks4
Game 8: Saturday, March 25th
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Canucks2

Canucks 3

(1-0-1, 3 pts)

Oilers 4

(2-0-0, 4 pts)

10:00 PM ET, October 8, 2005

Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

1 2 3 SO T
VAN 1 0 2 03
EDM 1 1 1 14

R. Torres (Oilers - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

M. Naslund (Canucks - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 1

M. Reasoner (Oilers - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 0

Torres nets equalizer in regulation, Oilers win in shootout

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Raffi Torres had a productive 24th birthday party at the Vancouver Canucks' expense.

Torres scored the second of his two power-play goals with 23 seconds left in regulation and also had a shootout goal in the Edmonton Oilers' 4-3 victory over the Canucks on Saturday night.

"It was definitely intense," Torres said. "Look at the passes I got from my linemates."

In the shootout, Torres and Ales Hemsky beat Canucks goalie Dan Cloutier, while Vancouver's Markus Naslund and Todd Bertuzzi failed in their attempts against the Oilers' Jussi Markkanen.

"I was shaky before the game," said Markkanen, activated Friday after recovering from a broken collarbone. "I just tried to read what they were going to do."

Shawn Horcoff also scored in regulation for the Oilers.

"It was an amazing win," Oilers coach Craig MacTavish said. "We didn't get out-skilled tonight."

Naslund had two power-play goals and also assisted on Sami Salo's goal for Vancouver, which was 3-for-12 with the man advantage.

"We've got to put teams away when we have chances," Naslund said.

The Oilers lost star forward Ryan Smyth in the first period because of a sprained left knee, and power-play point man Jarret Stoll limped off in the second after a crushing hit from Bryan Allen.

Game notes


Edmonton outshot Vancouver 21-10 in the second period and 34-31 overall. ... Mike Peca earned his first point with the Oilers with an assist on Torres' tying goal.

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