EDMONTON, Alberta, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Brendan Morrison scored Saturday night for the
first time in nearly a month, tallying with 2:41 left to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.
Without a goal since December 8, Morrison helped Vancouver rally for its first win over Edmonton in three games (0-2-1-0). Jan Hlavac threw the puck from the right boards to the net where Morrison, standing to the right of the crease, tipped it over Oilers goaltender Tommy Salo's left shoulder for his 10th goal.
Less than two minutes earlier, Trevor Letowski knotted the contest. Breaking in on a 2-on-1, Letowski shot the puck from just inside the left circle. The puck went under diving defenseman Steve Staios and past Salo.
Ryan Smyth and Staios scored in the second period and Jochen Hecht snapped a 2-2 tie with his 11th goal in the third period. But the blown lead resulted in Edmonton's second loss in its last seven home games (4-2-1-0).