Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Brad Richardson's game-winner went in off
an opponent's stick 2:16 into overtime, giving the Vancouver Canucks a 5-4 win
over the New York Islanders on Tuesday.
The Canucks survived deficits of 2-0, 3-2 and a game-tying goal by New York's
Frans Nielsen with 1:12 left in regulation to snap a two-game losing streak.
Skating on the left side, Richardson flipped the puck toward the crease and it
snuck past Evgeni Nabokov after going off defenseman Andrew MacDonald's stick.
Ryan Kesler, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin and Chris Higgins also scored for the
Canucks, who improved to 3-1-1 on a seven-game road trip. Roberto Luongo made
28 saves in the win.
The Islanders lost for the fifth time in their last six games (1-3-2) despite
scoring two goals in the first 4:41. They went 1-1-2 on a four-game homestand.
Brock Nelson got his first career NHL goal and Matt Moulson scored twice on
the power play. Nabokov also had 28 saves.
On Nielsen's game-tying goal, Luongo couldn't scramble back in time after
MacDonald's shot from the right side was blocked. Nielsen -- waiting on the
left side -- fired it into an open net, past the diving Canucks goaltender.
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