Petri Skriko scored at 1:32 of overtime to complete a Vancouver comeback and give the Canucks a 5-4 victory yesterday over the visiting Edmonton Oilers.

Skriko lifted a rebound high into the net after Oilers' goaltender Bill Ranford stopped a close-in shot by Igor Larionov.

The Canucks (3-2) sent the game into overtime when Greg Adams scored at 17:44 of the third period on a spectacular rush.

The Oilers (1-1-2) had been the last undefeated team in the league.

Esa Tikkanen, with his third goal of the game, gave the Oilers a 4-3 lead at 15:55 of the third.

Craig Simpson scored the other Edmonton goal against rookie Canuck goaltender Troy Gamble.

The Canucks also had goals from Trevor Linden, Dave Capuano and Dan Quinn as they outshot Edmonton, 37-27. It was the fourth straight game in which Linden has scored.

Capuano tied the score at 2 with a power-play goal at 9:32 when the Oilers were two men short after a cross-checking penalty against Oilers' captain Mark Messier, who hit Capuano in the back from behind. Capuano's shot deflected into the net off Edmonton defenseman Steve Smith.

Gamble surrendered his third questionable goal at 13:49 of the second when Tikkanen rifled an unscreened 60-footer into the low corner under Gamble's glove, giving the Oilers a 3-2 lead.

Quinn tied the score early in the third period with a power-play goal on a passout from Capuano.

Flames 3, Blackhawks 1: In Chicago, the Flames improved to 11-0-2 against the Blackhawks since Feb. 23, 1986.

The Flames (4-2), who lost, 5-3, in New Jersey on Saturday night and then flew to Chicago for an afternoon game, woke up in the third period yesterday. Joel Otto broke a 1-1 tie at 8:49 of the period.

"We certainly played better today than we did last night," Flames Coach Doug Risebrough said. "The team really came up. It's not bad considering we took a two-hour flight from the East Coast, got to bed at two in the morning and ate our lunch at nine."

Otto, a 6-4, 220-pound center, looked especially hungry in the tight-checking game. He muscled his way into the slot and beat goaltender Ed Belfour from point-blank range for his first goal of the season after Belfour had stopped defenseman's Jamie Macoun's low slap shot from the left point.