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Richardson scores in OT; Canucks rally to 5-4 win over Islanders

Tuesday, 10.22.2013 / 10:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Richardson scores in OT; Canucks rally to 5-4 win over Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Brad Richardson banked in a shot off goalie Evgeni Nabokov 2:16 into overtime to lift the rallying Vancouver Canucks to a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.

The Canucks weren't dismayed by allowing the tying goal to Frans Nielsen with 1:12 left in regulation, and skated off with a win. Richardson flung the puck in front and it found its way past Nabokov on Vancouver's 33rd shot.

With Nabokov pulled, Nielsen fired the rebound of defenceman Andrew MacDonald's shot into the open left side of the net, past the outstretched glove of Roberto Luongo to tie it at 4.

Chris Higgins had given the Canucks their first lead of the game — 4-3 — with 17.2 seconds left in the second.

Ryan Kesler, Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin also scored for Vancouver.

Matt Moulson had two goals and Brock Nelson also scored for the Islanders.

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[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

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