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Edler scores in OT to lift playoff-bound Canucks to 6-5 win over Oilers in season finale

  • Vancouver Canucks' Alexander Edler, of Sweden, scores the winning goal against Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens during overtime of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Vancouver Canucks' Alexander Edler, of Sweden, scores the winning goal against Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens during overtime of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vancouver Canucks' Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, is mobbed by his teammates after scoring against the Edmonton Oilers during the overtime of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Vancouver Canucks' Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, is mobbed by his teammates after scoring against the Edmonton Oilers during the overtime of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vancouver Canucks' Derek Dorsett, center, looks up at Edmonton Oilers' Matt Hendricks, right, after Hendricks checked him to the ice during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Vancouver Canucks' Derek Dorsett, center, looks up at Edmonton Oilers' Matt Hendricks, right, after Hendricks checked him to the ice during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)  (The Associated Press)

Alex Edler scored in overtime as the Vancouver Canucks rallied to beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 on Saturday night in the final game of the regular season.

Sven Baertschi scored twice, and Daniel Sedin, Kevin Bieksa and Jannik Hansen also scored for the Canucks (48-29-5). Vancouver had already clinched home-ice advantage against Calgary in their first-round playoff series when the Flames lost against Winnipeg earlier in the day.

Ryan Miller finished with 23 saves in his first start since injuring his knee Feb. 22 against the New York Islanders. Miller has not lost in 12 career meetings against Edmonton, including five this season.

Jordan Eberle, Nail Yakupov, Benoit Pouliot, Taylor Hall and Teddy Purcell scored for the Oilers (24-44-14), who will miss the playoffs for the ninth straight season. Ben Scrivens made 17 saves.