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Rookie Nail Yakupov gets hat trick and Oilers earn 7-2 victory over Canucks

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    Edmonton Oilers' Nail Yakupov, (64) tries to score against the Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo,(1), with as Canucks' Cam Barker, (18), defends during first period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, on Saturday, April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ian Jackson) (The Associated Press)

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    Edmonton Oilers' Sam Gagner, Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle and Justin Schultz celebrate a goal by Eberle against the Vancouver Canucks during second period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, on Saturday, April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ian Jackson) (The Associated Press)

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    Edmonton Oilers' Taylor Hall (4) flies through the air while keeping his eye on the puck against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta on Saturday, April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ian Jackson) (The Associated Press)

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    Edmonton Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk stops the puck while the Vancouver Canucks' Steve Pinizzotto, 13 tries to get his stick on it during first period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, on Saturday, April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ian Jackson) (The Associated Press)

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    Edmonton Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk looks back at the puck in the net as the Vancouver Canucks' Derek Roy, 15, celebrates his goal during first period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, on Saturday, April 27, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ian Jackson) (The Associated Press)

Nail Yakupov scored his first career hat trick and the Edmonton Oilers closed out their season with a 7-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.

The Russian rookie scored all three of his goals in a high-flying third period for Edmonton, which scored five goals in a span of 3:35.

Justin Schultz had a goal and three assists, Jordan Eberle two goals and Jerred Smithson got the another goal for the Oilers, who won their last two games of the season but only three of their last 12.

Derek Roy and Tom Sestito scored for the Canucks, who rested several of their key players in advance of the playoffs. The Canucks will play the San Jose Sharks in the first of the playoffs.

The Canucks lost two in a row to finish the regular season and four of their last six.

The Oilers have missed the playoffs for seven straight seasons since losing Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals to Carolina in 2006.