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(Sports Network) - The Vancouver Canucks close out a four-game homestand tonight, when they welcome the Edmonton Oilers to General Motors Place.

The Canucks lost for the second time on the stand when the Columbus Blue Jackets earned a 3-2 shootout win over Vancouver on Tuesday. Daniel Sedin and Sami Salo scored in regulation for the Canucks, who lost for the third time in four games overall.

Roberto Luongo made 26 saves in defeat, which dropped Vancouver to 16-8-2 at home. However, the point earned for the extra-session loss put the Canucks into a tie with Calgary for the lead in the Northwest Division. Both teams now have 60 points.

Extra-time defeats are nothing new for the Canucks as of late. The club has not lost in regulation since a 5-2 setback against Minnesota on January 11. The team is 4-0-3 since then, having dropped two games by shootout and one in overtime.

In fact, in its last 15 games overall, Vancouver has lost just once in regulation, going 11-1-3 over that span.

On the injury front, Vancouver announced on Tuesday that center Ryan Kesler had hip surgery the previous day and will be out 12-to-16 weeks. Kesler has six goals and 10 assists in 48 games this season.

Edmonton, meanwhile, will play for the second straight night after knocking off those same Blue Jackets, 5-2, at Rexall Place on Wednesday.

Raffi Torres scored twice, Fernando Pisani added a goal and two assists and Ryan Smyth had a goal and an assist for the Oilers, who have won four of their last six contests.

Torres is the Oilers' leading scoring against Vancouver this season, having posted two goals and three assists through five games.

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