SUNDAY’S OTHER NHL GAMES
Canucks 3, Wild 2, OT
ST. PAUL, MINN.
Brandon Sutter scored 2:50 into overtime to lift the Canucks. Loui Eriksson and Thomas Vanek also scored to rally the Canucks who played without Daniel Sedin. The team’s third-leading goal scorer with 10 was a late scratch with back spasms. Vancouver trailed late in the third period before rallying to win its second straight after going 1-7-2 in its previous 10. Jason Zucker and Daniel Winnik scored for Minnesota, which fell to 5-0-2 in its last seven homes games. Sutter, making his return after missing 21 games with a lower-body injury, took a pass from Alexander Edler just inside the Wild blue line, cut to the inside against Jonas Brodin and beat Devan Dubnyk on the stick side. Tied at 1 in the third period, Winnik scored on a one-timer from the left circle with 7:46 to play to put the Wild ahead. Vanek then redirected a slap shot from Sam Gagner between Dubnyk’s pads to tie it with 3:12 left in regulation.
Both teams played its last game before five days off.
Flames 4, Hurricanes 1
Dougie Hamilton scored twice, Mike Smith made 38 saves and the Calgary Flames ran their winning streak to seven straight games. Even with leading scorer Sean Monahan out with the flu, the Flames controlled the entire game. Matt Stajan opened the scoring at 6:01 of the first period with his first goal of the season. Hamilton made it 2-0 later in the first period. Hamilton scored again early in the third for his first multigoal game of the season. Matthew Tkachuk added an insurance goal late and Johnny Gaudreau had two assists to extend his point streak to seven games in a row. Scott Darling made 26 saves for Carolina.
Red Wings 4, Blackhawks 0
Anthony Mantha and Tyler Bertuzzi each had a goal and an assist, and the Red Wings beat the sloppy Blackhawks. Dylan Larkin and Mike Green also scored for Detroit, which had dropped two in a row after a four-game win streak. Petr Mrazek made 27 saves in his second shutout of the season and 12th of his career. Bertuzzi, the nephew of former NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, made it 4-0 when he punched in his first career goal on a rebound 13:37 into the third period.