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OILERS DROP CANUCKS, 5-2

By Cassie Gage,

The Edmonton Oilers continued preseason action Saturday evening with a 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks at Rexall Place. Oklahoma City connection Taylor Fedun had two assists in the win.

Vancouver took an early 1-0 lead just 1:20 into the game, and the Oilers rallied to tie the game on a Sam Gagner power play goal at 12:59. Edmonton took the 2-1 lead in the second when Fedun and Ryan Hamilton’s rush into the Vancouver zone shorthanded netted David Perron the go-ahead goal at 4:13.

Ryan Smyth stretched that lead out to 3-1 late in the third before Vancouver drew to within one. Nail Yakupov and Will Acton added the final two goals of the night to secure the 5-2 win.

Fedun ended the night with the two assists and a plus-three.

The Oilers continue preseason action Monday evening with a home game against the Winnipeg Jets. The puck drops at 8:30 p.m. CT. Edmonton closes out preseason action Friday, Sept. 27 against the Dallas Stars in the NHL Showcase presented by Mercy in Oklahoma City. Tickets remain for the event and can be purchased by calling 232-GOAL.

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