VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Raffi Torres' power-play goal
at 1:40 of overtime gave the Edmonton Oilers a 3-2 victory over the
Vancouver Canucks in the final preseason game for both teams
Edmonton completed the preseason with a 6-2 record, while the
Canucks were 2-6.
The victory gave the Oilers a sweep of their two-game preseason
series with Vancouver and set the stage for eight regular-season
meetings between the Western Canadian regional rivals.
Edmonton led 1-0 after the first period but the score was tied
2-2 after 40 minutes. All of Edmonton's goals came on power plays,
as the Oilers went 3-for-7 with the man advantage.
The Canucks were forced to play shorthanded during the overtime
session as Matt Cooke received a double-minor penalty for boarding
and unsportsmanlike conduct with 6.6 seconds remaining in the third
Lupul, Edmonton's principal acquisition in the five-player trade
that sent star defenseman Chris Pronger to the Anaheim Ducks in the
offseason, gave the Oilers a 1-0 lead during a power play with less
than a minute left in the first period.
Daniel Sedin evened the score at 1-1 with a power-play tally at
8:45 of the second. Smyth gave Edmonton a 2-1 lead during another
power play at 14:30 before Daniel Sedin created a 2-2 deadlock at