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NHL: Canucks feast on turnovers, top Rangers


Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo, right, makes a sprawling save on a shot at goal by New York Rangers defenseman Wade Redden, left, during the second period of their NHL at Madison Square Garden in New York on Wednesday.


The Vancouver Canucks feasted on turnovers to beat the New York Rangers 6-3 on Wednesday and go top of the NHL’s Northwest Division.

The highly anticipated duel between two of the league’s better goaltenders — New York’s Henrik Lundqvist and Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo — never really materialized as the Rangers goalie was gone just five minutes into the second period, having allowed five goals.

Alex Burrows put two past Lundqvist, as Vancouver got four goals from Rangers turnovers, and the last was scored while the Canucks were on a two-man advantage.


In Boston, the home side notched its sixth straight home win by downing Buffalo in a clash of Northeast Division rivals.

Zdeno Chara and Chuck Kobasew each scored two goals, while Marc Savard had a goal and three assists for the Bruins, who extended their lead atop the division to six points above Montreal.

Boston has won seven of its past eight games, having not lost in regulation time this month.

After falling behind 4-2 in the first period, the Bruins scored five unanswered goals. Savard was involved in four of them, giving him 600 points in his career.

Savard closed the gap to 4-3 before the end of the first period, and Chara scored a pair of power-play goals sandwiched around Kobasew’s second of the game as the Bruins took a 6-4 lead after two periods.


In Anaheim, California, Washington continued its good form by defeating Anaheim and recording a sixth win from seven games.

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