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NHL: Edmonton 3, Vancouver 2 (SO)

Jan. 21, 2013 at 12:11 AM   |   Comments

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Ales Hemsky scored the tying goal in the third period and the game-winner in a shootout Sunday, helping Edmonton rally over Vancouver 3-2.

With the Oilers trailing 2-0 late in the second period, Jordan Eberle fired in a goal with 4 seconds left in the frame to cut the Oilers' deficit.

Hemsky knotted it up with 6 minutes remaining in regulation, then teamed with Sam Gagner to score on Roberto Luongo in the shootout to hand Edmonton a victory in its season opener.

Devan Dubnyk turned aside 27-of-29 shots and two more in the shootout for the Oilers, who are coming off a 2011-12 campaign in which they missed the playoffs for a sixth straight year.

Alexander Edler and Zack Kassian scored for the Canucks, who fell to 0-2-0 on the lockout-shortened season.

Luongo finished with 30 saves.

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