VANCOUVER - Alex Edler scored in overtime as the Vancouver Canucks rallied to beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.Daniel Sedin, Kevin Bieksa, Sven Baertschi, with two, and Jannik Hansen scored for the Canucks, who finish the regular season with a 48-29-5 record.Vancouver clinched home-ice advantage in the opening round of the playoffs before the puck even dropped Saturday. Winnipeg's 5-1 victory over the Flames earlier in the day gave the Canucks the No. 2 seed in the Pacific Division, with first-round opponent Calgary as the No. 3.Ryan Miller made 23 saves on 28 shot in his first start since injuring his knee Feb. 22 against the Islanders. He has owned the Oilers in career, having never lost in 12 meetings against Edmonton — including five this season.Jordan Eberle, Nail Yakupov, Benoit Pouliot, Taylor Hall and Teddy Purcell scored for Edmonton (24-44-14), which is set to miss the playoffs for the ninth straight season and will finish this year's campaign 28th in the NHL. Ben Scrivens made 17 saves in defeat.The Oilers opened the scoring at 9:45 when Linden Vey turned over the puck in his zone to Derek Roy, who found a wide-open Yakupov.Eleven seconds later Eberle took a pass from Pouliot in the slot and wristed in a laser for his 24th of the year.Vancouver made it 2-1 with just over six minutes left in the first. In a quick tic-tac-toe passing play, Henrik Sedin dished to Edler, who found Daniel Sedin alone and the Swede scored to hit the 20-goal mark.Bieksa tied it up early in the second with a wraparound goal, but Edmonton restored its lead when Hall buried Pouliot's no-look pass at 3:44.Miller showed his rust at 12:13 when Pouliot fired in a wrist shot but, again, Vancouver came right back as Baertschi went five hole on Scrivens at 8:01 for his first as a Canuck.With 30 seconds left in the second, the Oilers went up 5-3 after a bad Canucks line change and a resulting 3-on-1. Purcell eventually banged in the puck after Miller made the initial stop.It was back to a one-goal game when Hansen put in Bo Horvat's wraparound attempt six minutes into the third.Baertschi tied it 5-5 midway through the period, streaking in alone before beating Scrivens again.Edler capped the comeback at 2:29 of overtime after taking a feed on a 2-on-1 with Daniel Sedin.Notes: Vancouver celebrated former Canuck and fan favourite Gino Odjick before the game. Odjick played for Vancouver for parts of eight seasons and participated in 154 fights in his NHL career.
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