Brendan Morrison and Ryan Kesler scored 32 seconds apart to break open a tie game in the third period and lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-2 victory over the visiting Boston Bruins on Sunday night.
Daniel Sedin added his second goal of the game on a power play with 1:47 left as the Canucks improved to 12-1 at home and retook the lead in the Northwest Division.
Trevor Linden and Sedin staked Vancouver to a 2-0 lead in the first period, but Boston tied it in the second before Alexei Zhamnov’s four-minute penalty for high-sticking allowed the Canucks to go back in front on the power play.
Brad Isbister and newcomer Marco Sturm scored for the Bruins, who lost for the first time in three games since trading captain Joe Thornton to San Jose on Wednesday.
Sabres 6, Avalanche 4: In Denver, Derek Roy pushed the puck past Peter Budaj with 2:27 left to lift Buffalo to a victory over Colorado after the Avalanche had rallied from three goals down to tie.
It was a nice rally for the Sabres, who took a 4-1 lead and chased Colorado goalie David Aebischer after the first period, only to watch the Avalanche battle back and tie it in the third.
Islanders 2, Red Wings 1: In Detroit, Mike York scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:57 remaining and New York beat the Red Wings.
Alexei Yashin also scored for New York, which got 35 saves from Rick DiPietro, several in spectacular fashion.
Mathieu Schneider scored for the Red Wings, who have lost two straight – both at home.
Local journalism is essential.
Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.
Subscribe to the sports newsletter
Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.