National Hockey League
BOXSCORE | RECAP
Vancouver 3, Edmonton 2
When: 10:00 PM ET, Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
Referees: Kyle Rehman, Tom Kowal
Linesmen: Lonnie Cameron, Mike Cvik
Attendance: 18890

Cody Hodgson scored the decisive goal in the fifth round of the shootout as the Northwest Division-leading Vancouver Canucks posted a 3-2 victory over the visiting Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

Daniel Sedin and David Booth tallied in regulation while Roberto Luongo made 30 saves for the Canucks, who improved to 2-1-1 on their six-game homestand.

Vancouver defenseman Alex Edler's shootout-opening goal looked as if it would hold up until Ales Hemsky lifted a backhander past Luongo on Edmonton's third opportunity. After a scoreless fourth round, Hodgson fired the puck between Devan Dubnyk's pads to give the Canucks the advantage.

Luongo denied Shawn Horcoff on the Oilers' final chance, clinching Vancouver's eighth win in 12 home games.

The Canucks took a 1-0 lead when Sedin beat Dubnyk with a wrist shot from the left hash marks midway through the first period. Horcoff knotted the contest less than 10 minutes into the second as he converted a cross-crease pass by Taylor Hall from the left side.

Booth jammed in a rebound at the right post at the five-minute mark of third to give the Canucks a 2-1 edge and extend his goal-scoring streak to three games. But Hall tipped defenseman Corey Potter's blast from the blue line past Luongo during a power play with 4:11 remaining to forge a tie.

Hemsky notched two assists and Dubnyk stopped 33 shots for Edmonton, which has lost six straight on the road. The Oilers have scored two goals or less in each of their last nine contests.
Top Game Performances
 
Edmonton   Vancouver
Taylor Hall 2 Points David Booth 1
Taylor Hall 1 Goals David Booth 1
Ales Hemsky 2 Assists Alexandre Burrows 1
Taylor Hall 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Devan Dubnyk .943 Save Percentage Roberto Luongo .938
Devan Dubnyk 33 Saves Roberto Luongo 30
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Edmonton 32 2 1-1 2-2 4 34
Vancouver 35 3 0-2 0-1 2 17
Upcoming Games
  • Vancouver will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Canucks have a W/L % of .567 after a win and .684 after a loss.
  • Edmonton will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Oilers have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .387 after a loss.