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EDMONTON, Alberta – Rookie Kellan Lain and Zack Kassian scored and the Vancouver Canucks won their first game without suspended head coach John Tortorella in 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
The Canucks have won just three of their past 11 games. Roberto Luongo made 28 saves for the win.
The Canucks were also without leading scoring Henrik Sedin, who missed his first game in close to a decade with an injury.
The Canucks were also without Tortorella, who was suspended for 15 days by the NHL on Monday for an altercation during a game against the Calgary Flames on Saturday.
Jordan Eberle scored for the Oilers, who have lost five in a row and 10 of their past 12.