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Goalie Tuukka Rask makes 30 saves in sterling NHL debut

AP , TORONTO

Chuck Kobasew scored with 3:31 left in the third period, and 20-year-old goalie Tuukka Rask made 30 saves in his NHL debut to lift the Boston Bruins to a 4-2 comeback win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday.

Kobasew stepped into the slot and ripped a wrist shot past Vesa Toskala on the stick side, giving Boston a 3-2 lead after the Bruins had trailed by two goals. Kobasew capped the win with an empty-netter with 26.7 seconds remaining.

P.J. Axelsson and Phil Kessel also scored for the Bruins, who beat the Leafs for the second time in less than a week after a 5-2 win at home last Thursday.

Mats Sundin and Bryan McCabe scored for Toronto, which outshot Boston 32-25.

Rask, Toronto's first-round pick (21st overall) in the 2005 draft, was traded to Boston for goalie Andrew Raycroft in June last year.

Flames 4, Avalanche 1

At Calgary, Alberta, Owen Nolan scored twice, including an empty-net goal, to lead Calgary to their first win of the season over Colorado.

The Flames, who got the win despite mustering only 15 shots on goalie Jose Theodore, had lost three previous meetings this season to their Northwest-Division rivals.

Jarome Iginla and David Moss, with his first goal of the season, also scored for the Flames. Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 20 shots.

Marek Svatos had the goal for the Avalanche, who lost their third straight on a four-game road trip.

Oilers 5, Canucks 4, SO

At Edmonton, Alberta, Shawn Horcoff's shootout goal lifted Edmonton over Vancouver and out of the Western Conference basement.

Horcoff, Tom Gilbert, Marty Reasoner and Dustin Penner scored in regulation as the Oilers snapped a two-game losing streak.

Alexandre Burrows, Brad Isbister, Alexander Edler and Markus Naslund had goals for Vancouver.

The win kicked off a crucial six-game homestand for Edmonton (8-12-1), which moved one point ahead of Phoenix and out of last in the West.

The Canucks had a two-game winning streak snapped but they have recorded points in seven-straight outings. It was also just their second loss to a Northwest Division opponent in 10 games, after losing to Edmonton.

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