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NHL: Canucks end Red Wings streak


The Toronto Maple Leafs’ Jake Gardiner and San Jose Sharks’ Torrey Mitchell race for the puck into the end boards during their NHL game in Toronto on Thursday.

Photo: Reuters

The Vancouver Canucks beat Detroit 4-3 after a penalty shootout on Thursday to end the Red Wings’ NHL record-breaking 23-game home winning streak.

Vancouver’s Daniel Sedin scored his second goal of the game with 15.4 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Alex Burrows had the only score in the shootout, moving the Canucks to within a point of the Red Wings for the league lead.

Detroit hadn’t lost at Joe Louis Arena since Nov. 3 last year.

A sold-out crowd stood during the shootout, which started with Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo stopping Jiri Hudler’s shot. Detroit’s Jimmy Howard then went low to smother David Booth’s attempt.

Henrik Zetterberg missed the net on Detroit’s second attempt and Alex Edler was then denied by Howard.

Todd Bertuzzi, who signed a two-year extension with the Red Wings earlier in the day, couldn’t put Detroit ahead. Burrows then won it with a backhanded shot.


In Nashville, shootout goals by T.J. Oshie and Andy McDonald pushed St Louis past Nashville.

Chris Stewart and Vladimir Sobotka scored in regulation for St Louis, who moved within four points of the NHL lead.

After Stewart’s opening goal, the Predators struck back to take the lead through goals from Roman Josi and Colin Wilson, only for Sobotka to equalize 31 seconds later.


In Chicago, Dallas rallied with three late goals to overrun Chicago and end the Blackhawks’ four-game winning streak.

Marian Hossa put Chicago ahead, but Steve Ott scored on a deflection midway through the third to tie it.

Michael Ryder scored on a deflection with 5:02 left and Loui Eriksson was credited with a goal 74 seconds later that made it 3-1.


In Toronto, San Jose sent stumbling Toronto to their seventh loss in eight games.

Patrick Marleau scored twice in the second period for the visitors.

Jake Gardiner scored for the Maple Leafs.


In Calgary, Ray Whitney scored the lone goal of the shootout to lead Phoenix past Calgary.

Whitney also had a goal and an assist in regulation for the Coyotes, who won their fourth straight and improved to 9-0-1 in their past 10. Shane Doan and former Flames forward Daymond Langkow also scored in regulation for Phoenix.

Alex Tanguay had a goal and an assist in the first period for the Flames, while Matt Stajan and Olli Jokinen also scored.


In Sunrise, Florida, Matt Cullen and Erik Christensen scored in the shootout to lift Minnesota over Florida.

Cullen and Kyle Brodziak scored in regulation for the Wild.

Christensen scored the first goal in the shootout, followed by Cullen. Goalie Niklas Backstrom stopped two shooters to seal the win. Cullen is seven-for-13 in shootout attempts this season.

Sean Bergenheim and Mikael Samuelsson scored for the Panthers, who have lost four straight.


In Winnipeg, Andrew Ladd scored twice and added an assist for Winnipeg, who jumped up in the Eastern Conference standings with a win over Tampa Bay.

Tanner Glass and Dustin Byfuglien also scored as the Jets vaulted into first place in the Southeast Division and third in the East.

Steven Stamkos scored his 43rd goal and added a pair of assists for the Lightning. Teddy Purcell and Martin St Louis also scored in the third period and Purcell added two assists.

The Lightning scored three goals in the third period, but their three-game winning streak was snapped.

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