Oilers slip past Canucks in shootout 3-2

Oilers slip past Canucks in shootout 3-2
January 21, 2013, 12:29 am

Vancouver Canucks' Henrik Sedin, left, of Sweden, and Zack Kassian celebrate Kassian's goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Ales Hemsky scored in the third period to tie the game and added the shootout winner and the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Sunday.

Sam Gagner also scored in the shootout for the Oilers, who were making their debut in the lockout-shortened season, while Devan Dubnyk stopped both Vancouver attempts.

The Canucks blew a 2-0 lead and have suffered back-to-back losses after losing 7-3 to Anaheim at home on Saturday night.

Jordan Eberle had the other goal in regulation for Edmonton.

Alex Edler and Zack Kassian scored for Vancouver.

Roberto Luongo, who was expected to be traded after being displaced as Vancouver's starter by Cory Schneider in last spring's playoffs, made his second straight appearance in the young season and finished with 30 saves.

Dubnyk finished with 27 to get the win.