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Santorelli's SO goal lifts Canucks over Devils
New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider deflects the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
October 24, 2013, 10:28 pm

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Mike Santorelli scored the only goal in the shootout, and the Vancouver Canucks edged the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Thursday night.

In a matchup of former teammates, Roberto Luongo got the best of Cory Schneider - who used to be his backup in Vancouver. Luongo turned aside Travis Zajac, Adam Henrique and Patrik Elias in the tiebreaker to make Santorelli's goal stand up.

The Devils took a 1-0 lead just 5:05 into the game when Andrei Lokotonov found Elias for a shot from the left circle for his third goal. Ryan Kesler tied it at 6:07 with his fifth goal.

New Jersey went back in front with a power-play goal 3:34 later on Eric Gelinas' first NHL goal. Gelinas was called up from Albany of the AHL on Wednesday.

But Vancouver tied it at 2 with 7:23 left in the second when Daniel Sedin netted his fourth of the season.

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