Stars Increase Lead on Canucks

From Associated Press

Scott Young scored his second goal of the third period on a power play with 4:31 left and the Dallas Stars defeated the Vancouver Canucks, 4-3, Tuesday night at Vancouver, Canada.

Dallas has 102 points and is second in the Western Conference, increasing its lead over third-place Vancouver by three points.

Young gave the Stars a 3-1 lead 3:45 into the third period, but Markus Naslund answered with his 45th goal only 61 seconds later.

Todd Bertuzzi tied the score with his NHL-best 46th goal on a power play at 12:58.


Young restored the lead for good after Trevor Linden was penalized for tackling Derian Hatcher after a questionable hit on Naslund. Young took a perfect cross-crease feed from Mike Modano and one-timed a shot past Alex Auld for his seventh goal in five games.

Marty Turco made 27 saves for his second consecutive win since coming back from a high ankle sprain.

Turco, who sat out 18 games, also extended his unbeaten streak to 16 games -- 12-0-4 -- dating to Dec. 29.

Detroit 4, Minnesota 0 -- Curtis Joseph earned his 40th career shutout, and Igor Larionov had a goal and two assists at Detroit. Joseph, who has four shutouts this season, had to make only 18 saves.

Toronto 3, Carolina 3 -- Jeff O’Neill scored with 33 seconds left in regulation at Raleigh, N.C., and the host Hurricanes avoided a season sweep against the Maple Leafs. O’Neill scored his team-leading 30th goal 27 seconds after Carolina pulled goalie Kevin Weekes for an extra skater.

Colorado 2, Ottawa 2 -- Alex Tanguay scored with 10.2 seconds left in regulation to lift the visiting Avalanche into a tie at Ottawa. Tanguay took a pass from Peter Forsberg in front of the Senator goal and beat Patrick Lalime after Vaclav Varada’s power-play goal had given Ottawa the lead with less than a minute to go.

Washington 4, Montreal 3 -- Josef Boumedienne scored 3:09 into overtime to lift the Capitals at Montreal. The Capitals tied the score three times in the third period. Jaromir Jagr, Washington’s leading scorer with 74 points, returned after sitting out six games because of a wrist injury and assisted on the winning goal.

Philadelphia 1, Nashville 1 -- Mark Eaton scored his second goal this season with 1:24 left in regulation and the host Predators salvaged a tie with the Flyers but were still eliminated from playoff contention. Nashville has not won since March 7 and is on a nine-game winless streak.


New York Islanders 9, Chicago 2 -- Alexei Yashin scored four goals, and five teammates scored in the rout at Chicago. Yashin had the first four-goal game of his career and has six goals and four assists in his last three games.