Vancouver Canucks win in Edmonton
Rookie Kellan Lain and Zack Kassian scored and the Vancouver Canucks won their first game without suspended coach John Tortorella, beating host Edmonton 2-1.
The Associated Press
EDMONTON, Alberta – Rookie Kellan Lain and Zack Kassian scored and the Vancouver Canucks won their first game without suspended coach John Tortorella, beating the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Roberto Luongo made 28 saves for Canucks, who won for the third time in their last 11 games.
Vancouver was also without co-leading scorer Henrik Sedin, who missed his first game since March 19, 2004. Sedin, who has bruised ribs, had played in the team’s previous 679 games.
Tortorella was suspended for 15 days — six games — by the NHL on Monday for an altercation during a game against the Calgary Flames on Saturday.
Assistant Mike Sullivan is coaching the Canucks.
Jordan Eberle scored for the Oilers, who have lost five in a row and 10 of their past 12.
• Winnipeg won 3-2 at Anaheim, handing the Ducks their first regulation loss at home this season after at 20-0-2 start at Honda Center. Anaheim has won 19 of 22 overall, but has lost two of its last three.
• Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard has been ruled out for at least a week after injuring his left knee again, putting his spot on the U.S. team for next month’s Olympics in doubt.