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Higgins scores in shootout to lift Canucks to 5-4 win over Oilers

  • Vancouver Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis (2) goes into the boards as he hits Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) as Canucks center Shawn Matthias (27) looks for the puck during the third period of NHL action in Vancouver, British Columbia Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

    Vancouver Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis (2) goes into the boards as he hits Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) as Canucks center Shawn Matthias (27) looks for the puck during the third period of NHL action in Vancouver, British Columbia Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vancouver Canucks center Nick Bonino (13) tries to get a shot past Edmonton Oilers goaltender Viktor Fasth (35) during the second period of NHL action in Vancouver, British Columbia Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

    Vancouver Canucks center Nick Bonino (13) tries to get a shot past Edmonton Oilers goaltender Viktor Fasth (35) during the second period of NHL action in Vancouver, British Columbia Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)  (The Associated Press)

  • Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) fights for control of the puck with Vancouver Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis (2) during the second period of NHL action in Vancouver, British Columbia Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

    Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) fights for control of the puck with Vancouver Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis (2) during the second period of NHL action in Vancouver, British Columbia Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)  (The Associated Press)

Chris Higgins scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Vancouver Canucks a 5-4 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.

Higgins beat Viktor Fasth with a quick shot in the third round before Canucks goalie Ryan Miller stopped Benoit Pouliot on Edmonton's final chance.

Henrik Sedin and Radim Vrbata each had a goal and an assist for Vancouver, and Nick Bonino and Linden Vey picked up their first goals with the Canucks. Miller finished with 25 saves through overtime in his home debut.

Daniel Sedin added three assists for Vancouver, which beat Calgary 4-2 in the season opener Wednesday night.

Mark Arcobello had a goal and an assist for Edmonton, and Brad Hunt, Nail Yakupov and Jesse Joensuu also scored. Fasth finished with 37 saves through overtime, and Teddy Purcell and David Perron each had two assists.