Daniel Sedin scored on the power play 1:39 into overtime and assisted on Vancouver's two goals in regulation as the Canucks sent the Edmonton Oilers to their ninth straight loss, 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Down by a goal late in the third period, the Canucks tied it 2-2 during a 4-on-3 power play. Sami Salo fired a shot from the point that beat goalie Devan Dubnyk with 4:06 remaining to force overtime.
It didn't take long for the Canucks to win it. Henrik Sedin made a perfect pass to his twin brother, Daniel, on the doorstep for an easy tap-in.
Alex Burrows had the other goal for Vancouver, and Henrik Sedin posted three assists.
Sam Gagner and Sheldon Souray replied for the Oilers, who have one win in 17 games and are in the midst of their worst losing streak since a 12-game skid from Feb. 25-March 21, 2007.
The Oilers took a 1-0 lead 9:04 in on the power play as a bad line change by the Canucks allowed Gagner to go in untouched and beat goalie Roberto Luongo with a shot to the top corner.
Vancouver responded with a power-play goal with 3:37 left in the first. Daniel Sedin made a beautiful cross-ice pass to Henrik, who fed the puck to Burrows.
Edmonton regained the lead 2:10 into the second. Marc Pouliot, playing in his second game of the season, won a faceoff back to Souray at the point. The defenseman fired a hard shot past Luongo to make it 2-1.
Dubnyk protected the lead seven minutes later during another Canucks power play when he made a kick save to rob Mikael Samuelsson.
Luongo matched him with two minutes left in the period, stretching out deny Andrew Cogliano's backhander. He finished with 31 saves.
NOTES: Luongo has started 20 straight games since sitting out against Carolina on Dec. 5. ... Dubnyk made his fifth NHL start. ... The Oilers were without D Steve Staois (concussion) and forwards Gilbert Brule (flu) and Ryan Stone (knee). ... The Canucks were without D Willie Mitchell, who is day to day because of an upper-body injury. ... Vancouver forward Steve Bernier returned to the lineup after missing three games (groin). ... NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was in attendance.
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