DALLAS — The Vancouver Canucks used a third-period rally to stop their losing streak.
Jason Garrison and Henrik Sedin scored third-period goals to help the Canucks overcome a 2-1 second-period deficit en route to a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday.
Alex Burrows and Kevin Bieksa also scored for the Canucks, who ended a three-game losing streak (0-1-2), including a 4-3 decision to the Stars in which they squandered a 3-1 lead in Vancouver on Feb. 15.
“I think it was important for our team to put together a better two-way effort and I thought we did that tonight," Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said. “Even though we started off on our heels a little bit, I thought the guys responded after that."
And despite giving up the first goal just 35 seconds into the game, Cory Schneider bounced back and made 22 saves for the win.
“It’s never good to give up a goal in the first minute of the game, so it was good to show some resilience and we didn’t crack under that," Schneider said. “It was nice to sort of return the favor and come back on them a couple of times in their building."
Jamie Benn, Michael Ryder and Brenden Morrow scored for Dallas, which lost for the third time in its past four games.
“I thought that we had chances to get ahead and maybe stay ahead, but we didn’t convert," Dallas coach Glen Gulutzan said. “But overall, I thought that our work ethic was strong tonight and we improved certainly some of the things we’ve had for a couple of days in practice but it’s a result-based business and we didn’t get the result."
Cristopher Nilstorp, who was recalled from AHL Texas on Sunday, stopped 18 shots.
Also on Thursday:
WASHINGTON — Ilya Kovalchuk scored the tiebreaking goal on a 5-on-3 power play with about 8½ minutes left to complete New Jersey’s comeback victory over Washington.
PHILADELPHIA — Jonathan Huberdeau and Peter Mueller each had two goals to help Florida snap a five-game losing streak with a victory over Philadelphia.
TAMPA, Fla. — Nathan Horton scored two goals, and Boston beat Tampa Bay.
OTTAWA — Kaspars Daugavins scored in the seventh round of the shootout and backup goalie Ben Bishop earned the victory in relief of injured starter Craig Anderson as Ottawa beat the New York Rangers.
Blue Jackets 3
Red Wings 2
DETROIT — Vinny Prospal scored with 24.7 seconds left, capping a comeback that lifted Columbus over Detroit.
Maple Leafs 3
TORONTO — James van Riemsdyk scored two goals to lead Toronto past Buffalo, spoiling the NHL head coaching debut of the Sabres’ Ron Rolston.
MONTREAL — Rookie defenseman Thomas Hickey scored in overtime for his first NHL goal, and the New York Islanders rallied to snap Montreal’s five-game winning streak.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Blake Wheeler scored his second goal of the game with 4:54 remaining to lift Winnipeg over Carolina.
EDMONTON, Alberta — Matt Cullen had two goals and an assist to lift Minnesota over Edmonton.