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NHL: Vancouver 4, Edmonton 2

Dec. 18, 2008 at 1:24 AM   |   Comments

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Daniel Sedin scored twice in the second period to stake Vancouver to a three-goal lead Wednesday en route to a 4-2 victory over Edmonton.

The Canucks took a 3-0 advantage into the third period, but Dustin Penner and Sam Gagner scored against Curtis Sanford to put some drama into the closing moments.

Gagner's goal came with 1:29 to play, but Henrik Sedin ended any doubt with an empty-net goal with 46 seconds remaining.

Sanford, backup goaltender to Roberto Luongo, made 22 saves.

Vancouver won its second straight and Edmonton has lost two in a row. Daniel Sedin's two goals raised his total for the season to 14.

Prior to the game, Vancouver retired the No. 16 worn by former captain Trevor Linden. He and Stan Smyl are the only two players in Canucks history to have their number retired.

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