Canucks drop OT de­ci­sion to Stars

Dal­las pre­vails in en­ter­tain­ing goalie duel as Radulov nets win­ner

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VANCOUVER (CP) — Alexan­der Radulov scored in over­time and the Dal­las Stars de­feated the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 on Mon­day night.

Tyler Seguin found the back of the net in reg­u­la­tion for Dal­las (7-5-0), which im­proved to 3-1 on its cur­rent five-game road trip that fin­ishes up Thurs­day in Win­nipeg. Ben Bishop made 38 saves for the Stars. Sam Gag­ner scored a power-play goal for the Canucks (6-3-2), who had their four-game win­ning streak snapped.

Ja­cob Mark­strom made 27 saves af­ter serv­ing as backup for the last two games.

Radulov won it in over­time when he car­ried the puck the length of the ice and fired a bul­let over the blocker-side shoul­der of Mark­strom at 2:28.

Mark­strom helped keep the first pe­riod score­less when he made sev­eral im­pres­sive saves dur­ing a Stars power play, in­clud­ing off a point blank shot from Jamie Benn. Mark­strom also stopped a short­handed break­away by Gemel Smith in the dy­ing sec­onds.

Seguin opened the scor­ing in the sec­ond with Canucks for­ward Thomas Vanek in the penalty box for the sec­ond time in the first three min­utes of the mid­dle frame.

Seguin one-timed his sev­enth goal of the sea­son with an Alex Ovechkin-like shot while down on one knee at 3:11. The goal broke Vancouver’s streak of 14 con­sec­u­tive penal­ties killed.

Vancouver’s un­likely lead­ing goal-scorer, Derek Dorsett, had a chance all alone in the slot on Bishop in the fi­nal min­utes of the sec­ond, but he couldn’t con­vert.

At the other end, Mark­strom ended the pe­riod with another big save, this time off a 2-on-1 with Smith and Radulov. The Canucks out­shot Dal­las 27-19 through two.

The Canucks tied the game six min­utes into the third while on the power play. Af­ter Mark­strom chased down a puck to dif­fuse a short­handed break­away, Vanek took a quick pass from Daniel Sedin in the slot at the other end and fired a hard shot that re­bounded to Gag­ner. The cen­tre slot­ted his first goal as a Canuck at 13:51, send­ing the crowd into a frenzy.

That ended a run of seven straight games with­out giv­ing up a power-play goal for the Stars.

The Canucks were with­out rookie winger Brock Boeser, who in­jured his foot block­ing a shot in a 6-2 win over Wash­ing­ton.


OT­TAWA — Charles Hudon scored his first two NHL goals and had an as­sist, help­ing Mon­treal roll to a vic­tory over Ot­tawa.

Art­turi Lehko­nen also scored twice for the Cana­di­ens, and Shea Weber had three as­sists. Max Pa­cioretty, Alex Galchenyuk, Bren­dan Gal­lagher and To­mas Plekanec added goals as Mon­treal won back-to-back games for the first time this sea­son.

Al Mon­toya stopped 25 shots in his first win of the sea­son.

Ot­tawa got goals from Tom Py­att, Ryan Dzin­gel and Chris DiDomenico.

Craig An­der­son made just nine saves on 15 shots through two pe­ri­ods be­fore be­ing re­placed by Mike Con­don, who al­lowed two goals on 14 shots.

Sen­a­tors cap­tain Erik Karls­son — one of the NHL’s best de­fence­men — was on the ice for seven Mon­treal goals.


Fred­erik An­der­sen stopped 36 shots, but it wasn’t enough as the Toronto Maple Leafs fell to the San Jose Sharks to start their road trip.

Aus­ton Matthews and Nazem Kadri scored for the Leafs, who visit Ana­heim on Wed­nes­day.

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