Manny Malholtra and Ryan Kesler scored for the Canucks (1-4-0).
Khabibulin was making his first start since suffering a string of setbacks, starting with a season-ending back injury last November. He was also convicted last month of drunken driving and excessive speeding in a Scottsdale, Ariz., suburb last February.
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Arena: Rexall Place Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Referees: Brad Meier, Brian Pochmara Linesmen: Mark Wheler, Vaughan Rody
Attendance: 16,839 (100.0% full)
Jordan Eberle 1 (power play) Assist: Ryan Whitney
Dustin Penner 1 (power play) Assist: James Vandermeer, Linus Omark
Manny Malhotra 1 Assist: Raffi Torres, Bill Sweatt
Shawn Horcoff 1 Assist: Jordan Eberle
Jordan Eberle 2 Assist: Shawn Horcoff, Taylor Hall
Chris Vande Velde 2 Assist: Teemu Hartikainen, Jeff Petry
Ryan Kesler 1 Assist: Mason Raymond
Shawn Horcoff 2 Assist: James Vandermeer, Taylor Hall