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Perron leads Oilers to 5-2 win over Canucks

Sunday - 9/22/2013, 1:12am  ET

Vancouver Canucks' Dale Weise, left, fights Edmonton Oilers' Mike Brown during first-period preseason NHL hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- David Perron had a goal and an assist and Ryan Smith scored the winner in the Edmonton Oilers' 5-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in a preseason game Saturday night.

Sam Gagner, Nail Yakupov and Will Acton also scored for the Oilers.

Mike Santorelli and Jannik Hansen replied for the Canucks.

Santorelli opened the scoring 1:20 into the first and Gagner tied it up on a power-play goal with 7:01 left in the period.

Perron put the Oilers ahead 4:13 into the second on a short-handed goal.

Smyth scored goal at 15:58 of the third. Hansen got the Canucks within one just 40 seconds later, but Yakupov scored 49 seconds later to restore the Oilers' cushion and Acton closed it out with 1:12 left.


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