Bruins fall to Canucks, 4-2
BOSTON — Daniel Sedin became the Vancouver Canucks' career leader in goals with 348, scoring twice in the third period of a 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
Sedin tucked the rebound of Christopher Tanev's shot past Tuukka Rask for the eventual winner with 12:57 remaining. He also scored into an empty net in the final minute.
Sedin scored two goals in Vancouver's 3-2 overtime win against Florida on Jan. 11 to tie Markus Naslund for the franchise lead, but went scoreless in four straight games before Thursday.
Sven Baertschi and Alexandre Burrows also scored for Vancouver, and Jacob Markstrom made 28 saves.
Brad Marchand and Jimmy Hayes scored for Boston, while Rask stopped 23 shots in his 300th career NHL game. David Krejci returned to the Bruins' lineup after missing 10 games with an upper-body injury and logged 18:12 of ice time.
Baertschi poked a puck through Rask's legs to put the Canucks ahead early in the first period.
Hayes' wrister from the left circle with under a minute to play in the second tied it for Boston.
Burrows beat Rask on a point-blank slap shot nearly two minutes into the third period, but Vancouver's lead was short-lived as Marchand rocketed a wrister past Markstrom roughly 2 1/2 minutes later to make it 2-2.
Rask's 17-save shutout helped Boston blank Vancouver 4-0 in the only other meeting between the teams this season on Dec. 5.
NOTES: Denna Laing, a player for the Boston Pride of the National Women's Hockey League who sustained a severe spinal cord injury in a game before last month's NHL Winter Classic, appeared in a pregame video tribute. Laing's sisters, Brianna and Lexie, dropped ceremonial first pucks. ... Boston activated Krejci from injured reserve Thursday and assigned F Frank Vatrano to the Providence Bruins of the AHL. ... Bruins F Landon Ferraro returned after missing Tuesday's 4-1 win against Montreal with a lower-body injury. ... On Wednesday, the Canucks signed F Mike Zalewski to a two-way deal and recalled him from the Utica Comets of the AHL.
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