Final OT

Series (Game 2 of 2)

Edmonton leads 2-0

Game 1: Wednesday, September 27th
Canucks4Final
Oilers5
Game 2: Saturday, September 30th
Oilers3Final
OT
Canucks2

Oilers 3

(6-2-0, 12 pts)

Canucks 2

(2-5-1, 5 pts)

10:00 PM ET, September 30, 2006

Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

1 2 3 OT T
EDM 1 1 1 03
VAN 0 2 0 02

Top Skaters

Edmonton 3, Vancouver 2 (OT)

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 Saturday night.

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.

Joffrey Lupul and Ryan Smyth scored Edmonton's other goals. Daniel Sedin scored both of Vancouver's goals, converting a pair of passes from his identical twin, Henrik Sedin.

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 period.

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 18:28.

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