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Canucks 3, Bruins 2, SO

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 10:42 PM

Associated Press

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Canucks 3, Bruins 2, SO
Vancouver Canucks 3, Boston Bruins 2

BOSTON (AP) -Pavel Demitra tied the game on a tip-in with 4:42 left and scored the only goal of the shootout to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 win Saturday that sent the reeling Boston Bruins to their 10th straight loss.

The defeat was the ninth in a row at home for the Bruins. Both streaks are the second-longest in club history.

The Canucks ended a two-game losing streak on the fourth stop of the longest road swing in NHL history, a 14-game trip caused by the Olympics.

Roberto Luongo stopped all three Bruins' shootout shots, while Demitra beat rookie Tuukka Rask with Vancouver's first attempt as Rask extended his losing streak to six games (0-4-2), dating to Dec. 30.

The Bruins, who blew a two-goal lead for the third time in the last four games - losing all three in shootouts - outshot the Canucks, 7-1, during the overtime, with Luongo stopping Michael Ryder twice in the closing seconds, once after Boston went on the power play with 2.2 seconds left.

Zdeno Chara and Ryder scored first-period power-play goals for Boston, while Mason Raymond scored in the second period for Vancouver.

The Bruins, who have scored either one or two goals in nine straight games, played their final home game until March 2, after the Olympic break.

Marc Savard had two assists for the Bruins.

Three Stars
Roberto Luongo

The Canucks probably didn't deserve the win. They relied on Luongo to make save after save, and Luongo came through. Made the Bears look bad Saturday.
41 saves, 3 saves in the shootout

Marc Savard

Boston really should've put the Canucks away in the second. Savard did his part with a pair of assists and a monster game in the circle
0 goals, 2 assists, 76% FOP

Pavol Demitra

Been waiting for a spark from the Slovakian sniper. He delivered against the Bruins scoring the tying goal in the third, then beating Rask in the shootout. 
1 goal, 0 assists, +2, 16:08 TOI

Boston, already missing two defensemen with injuries, lost Johnny Boychuk in the first period after he was hit on the left side of his face by Mikael Samuelsson's slap shot during a power play. Boychuk went down in a heap and was bleeding before being helped off the ice. The injury appeared to be near his eye.

The Canucks, who had been shut out the last two times they played the Bruins (2006 and 2008) then had an 18-shot third period and it paid off when, after Milan Lucic failed to clear the puck, Demitra tipped home a Tanner Glass shot to tie the game.

Glass was off for boarding Derek Morris when the Bruins worked a perfect pass play from Savard to Marco Sturm to Chara for the game's first goal, Chara's first goal in 11 games.

Rick Rypien was off for interference when the Boston power play struck again, with Ryder tipping home Savard's wrist shot for his 13th goal of the season, his first in seven games.

Sturm had a chance to make it 3-0 but shot wide on a shorthanded breakaway, and the Canucks then got on the board when Ryan Kesler set up Raymond in front. Raymond, who has three goals and four assists in the last six games, scored his 21st of the season at 9:51 of the second period.

NOTES: The Bruins, who visit Montreal on Sunday, will be on the road for the last four games before the Olympic break, while Vancouver also finishes with four on the road and then plays the next six after the break away. ... The East Coast snowstorm caused a change in officials, with Chris Rooney replacing Paul Dvorski. ... The game included a matchup of four sets of Olympic teammates - Boston's Patrice Bergeron and Vancouver's Luongo will be on the Canadian team, Bruins' Sturm and Canuck Christian Ehrhoff will be on Team Germany, Boston's Tim Thomas and Vancouver's Ryan Kesler will be together on Team USA, and Bruins' Chara and Miroslav Satan will be teammates with Demitra on Team Slovakia.


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scoring summary
1st Period
01:56
BOS
PPG - Zdeno Chara (5) Tip-in - ASST: Marc Savard (17), Marco Sturm (10)
1 - 0 BOS
14:20
BOS
PPG - Michael Ryder (13) Tip-in - ASST: Marc Savard (18), Patrice Bergeron (22)
2 - 0 BOS
2nd Period
08:51
VAN
Mason Raymond (21) Snap shot - ASST: Ryan Kesler (36)
2 - 1 BOS
3rd Period
15:18
VAN
Pavol Demitra (1) Snap shot - ASST: Sami Salo (13), Tanner Glass (6)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDBOSVANTOTAL
1B. Wheeler
P. Demitra
0 - 1
2D. Krejci
K. Wellwood
0 - 1
3P. Bergeron
0 - 1
penalty summary
1st Period
00:38
VAN
Tanner Glass  Cross checking against  Derek Morris
04:27
BOS
Shawn Thornton  Fighting (maj) against  Darcy Hordichuk
04:27
VAN
Darcy Hordichuk  Fighting (maj) against  Shawn Thornton
07:04
BOS
Matt Hunwick  Holding against  Kyle Wellwood
10:25
BOS
Milan Lucic  Interference against  Roberto Luongo
12:34
VAN
Rick Rypien  Interference against  Miroslav Satan
19:13
BOS
Mark Recchi  Hooking against  Shane O'Brien
2nd Period
01:58
VAN
Mason Raymond  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
03:50
VAN
Henrik Sedin  Slashing against  Zdeno Chara
05:36
BOS
Michael Ryder  Tripping against  Mason Raymond
10:12
BOS
Zdeno Chara  Interference against  Mason Raymond
13:24
VAN
Shane O'Brien  Interference against  Mark Recchi
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
04:57
VAN
Alexander Edler  Hi-sticking against  Marc Savard
goalie stats
Roberto Luongo
SA: 43TOI: 65:00
Saves: 41EV: 29 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 10
SV%: .953SH: 4 - 4
Tuukka Rask
Tuukka Rask
10-7-4
SA: 31TOI: 65:00
Saves: 29EV: 24 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .935SH: 1 - 1