Edm 2 2 0 0 0 0 4
Van 1 2 1 0 1 0 5
Date of game: 10/11/2014

Recap: Vancouver vs. Edmonton

Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Higgins scored the lone shootout goal as the Vancouver Canucks rallied to beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 at Rogers Arena.

The Canucks overcame three two-goal deficits and tied the game at 4-4 on Linden Vey's first NHL goal at 7:06 of the third period.

After an exciting overtime period, Higgins fired a wrister off the glove of Edmonton goalie Viktor Fasth to secure the extra point for Vancouver, which opened its season with a 4-2 victory at Calgary on Wednesday.

Ryan Miller stopped 25-of-29 shots and improved to 8-0 lifetime against the Oilers.

"The boys worked real hard and bailed me out," Miller said.

Fasth made 39 saves for the Oilers, who suffered a 5-2 home defeat to the Flames in Thursday's opener.

"We played good during most parts of the game," said Fasth. "We got a lot of penalties today. It's a tough team to beat when you're spending that much time in the box."

Brad Hunt potted his first NHL goal on a power play, beating Miller with a slap shot 5:41 into the contest. Mark Arcobello scored on a backhander at the right post to make it 2-0 at 10:31 of the first period.

The Canucks got on the board with 10 seconds remaining in the opening frame when Henrik Sedin deflected a shot by his twin brother Daniel, who picked up his 500th career assist and collected two more later on.

Nail Yakupov gave Edmonton a 3-1 lead 2:22 into the second, but Nick Bonino countered 2:04 later for Vancouver.

The Canucks then got a four-minute power play when Taylor Hall went off for high-sticking. Jesse Joensuu, however, scored a shorthanded goal to make it 4-2 at 8:36.

Still on the man advantage, Vancouver newcomer Radim Vrbata buried a feed from Daniel Sedin at 10:48.

The Canucks pulled even on another power play, as Daniel Sedin dished to Vey in the slot. Vey fired a shot between the legs of Fasth.

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