VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Mark Letestu lost a tooth — and then helped the Edmonton Oilers gain two more points.
The Oilers forward took a high stick to the mouth before returning to score the go-ahead goal on the ensuing power play in the third period as Edmonton defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Saturday to clinch at least second place in the Pacific Division.
“I’ll always trade teeth for goals,” said Letestu, who scored his 16th of the season.
Jordan Eberle and Iiro Pakarinen also scored for the Oilers, who can still finish first in the division if they beat the Canucks in Sunday’s regular-season finale in Edmonton and the Anaheim Ducks lose to the Los Angeles Kings in regulation.
“There wasn’t a lot of people that predicted that coming into the year,” Letestu said. “As we win, as we continue to…