Cory Schneider made 23 saves and Henrik Sedin had a goal and an assist for Vancouver in a 4-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night that moved the Canucks past Minnesota for first in the Northwest Division.
Schneider, making his ninth consecutive start, had to make just 12 saves through 40 minutes, but stopped 11 in the third for his fourth shutout of the season and eighth of his career.
His best was when he got a glove on Taylor Hall's shot when the Oilers' winger was alone in front of the net on a power play with just four minutes to go in the game. About a minute later he rushed out of his net, past the hashmarks, to deny Ales Hemsky a breakaway opportunity.
Sedin set up Kevin Bieksa's first-period goal and then scored in the second to help Vancouver (20-11-6) move back atop the division. Chris Higgins and Zack Kassian scored in the third to help Vancouver snap out of a two-game skid.
Nikolai Khabibulin made 24 saves for Edmonton (16-14-7), which had its five-gam...