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10/1/2006 1:07:01 AM

VANCOUVER (CP) - Raffi Torres scored on an overtime power play Saturday night to give the Edmonton Oilers a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in the final NHL pre-season game for both teams.

The Oilers enjoyed a 4-on-3 advantage after Vancouver winger Matt Cooke took a costly double minor at the end of the third period.

Torres was alone when he took a centring pass from Shawn Horcoff and had an open net to easily beat Vancouver netminder Wade Flaherty.

All Edmonton goals came with the man advantage. Joffrey Lupul and Ryan Smyth got the other goals for the Oilers while Daniel Sedin scored twice for Vancouver.

Both clubs' lineups were close to those that will take to the ice when the regular season begins.

The victory improved the Western Conference champions' record to 6-2 while the Canucks, who finished a point behind Edmonton and out of the playoffs last season, slipped to 2-5-1.

Daniel Sedin, who is leading the Canucks with five goals in five pre-season contests, gave Vancouver a 2-2 tie entering the third period with his second goal of the game.

Markus Naslund, reunited again with the twins on the top line, passed to Henrik Sedin after falling to the ice. Henrik tipped the puck to Daniel who beat goalie Dwayne Roloson with a high shot.

The trio combined earlier in the period to end a Canuck power-play drought when Daniel went to the net to tap in Henrik's cross-crease pass.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=179520&hubname=nhl
 
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