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Brandon Sutter winner caps Canucks comeback

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by NHL Public Relations @NHL / NHL.com
CANUCKS STORM BACK TO STUN HURRICANES

The Vancouver Canucks scored four unanswered goals, including the tying goal by Ben Hutton (1-0-1) with 5:50 remaining in the third period and an overtime goal by Brandon Sutter (1-1-2), to rally from a three-goal deficit against the Carolina Hurricanes and win for the first time since Dec. 8, 2011, when they beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 in a shootout.

* One night after scoring the shootout winner in Vancouver's season-opener, Sutter again scored the deciding goal, this time against his former team. He had 53 goals and 107 points in 286 games with Carolina from 2008-12.

 

SUNDAY'S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps

NY ISLANDERS 3, Anaheim 2 (OT)

Buffalo 6, EDMONTON 2

VANCOUVER 4, Carolina 3 (OT)

 

HIGHLIGHT-REEL WINNER LIFTS ISLES IN OT

The Anaheim Ducks erased a 2-0 deficit in the third period, but Josh Bailey danced through all three defenders for a highlight-reel goal in overtime to help the New York Islanders win their home opener.

* Bailey, who has spent his entire career with New York, scored his fourth NHL overtime goal, tied for third-most in franchise history behind John Tavares (8) and Kyle Okposo (6).

Video: ANA@NYI: Bailey's great goal wins the game in OT

 

DID YOU KNOW?

The Elias Sports Bureau notes that 10 of 32 games this season (31.3%) have seen a team overcome a multigoal deficit to earn at least one point. The trailing team eventually won eight of those 10 games.

* In 2015-16, teams overcame a multigoal deficit to earn at least a point in 150 of 1,230 total games (12.2%), including 93 victories.

 

O'REILLY SETS CAREER HIGH IN MILESTONE GAME

Playing in his 500th NHL game, Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O'Reilly (2-2-4) set a personal NHL career high with four points, including the game-winning goal from center ice, to help Buffalo start its four-game road trip with a victory.

* O'Reilly has collected 23 goals and 64 points, including 14 multipoint games, in 73 games with the Sabres.

Video: O'Reilly enjoys four-point night in 6-2 victory

 

LOOSE PUCKS

Forward Kyle Okposo, who signed a seven-year contract with the Sabres on July 1, had one goal and one assist in his debut with them. … Forward Milan Lucic, who signed a seven-year contract with the Oilers on July 1, scored his first goal with them. It was the 400th point of his NHL career. … Offseason acquisition Teuvo Teravainen scored his first goal with the Hurricanes. … Former Islanders Bryan Trottier, Bobby Nystrom, Billy Smith and Eric Cairns dropped the ceremonial puck before their home opener. … Chicago Blackhawks teammates Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook took part in the festivities at Wrigley Field during Game 2 of the NLCS in Chicago. … Professional wrestler Daniel Bryan attended his first-ever hockey game and led the Islanders' signature "YES! YES! YES!" chant, a phrase he made popular in the WWE.

Tweet from @WWEDanielBryan: Awesome time watching @NYIslanders at the @barclayscenter! Rode a zamboni and got the ice to myself after! pic.twitter.com/02GNie9nBA

 

SNEAK PEEK AT MONDAY'S ACTION

All Times Eastern

San Jose @ NY Rangers, 7 p.m., SN1, ROOT, ALT, NHL.TV

Colorado @ Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., NHLN, MSG, CSN-CA, NHL.TV

Ottawa @ Detroit, 7:30 p.m., FS-D, RDSI, TSN5, NHL.TV

Boston @ Winnipeg, 8 p.m., TVAS, TSN3, NESN, NHL.TV

 

RED WINGS SET FOR FINAL HOME OPENER AT THE JOE

The Detroit Red Wings, who will relocate to Little Caesars Arena for the 2017-18 season, host the Ottawa Senators in the final home opener at Joe Louis Arena. The Red Wings have clinched the Stanley Cup in the building on two occasions (1997, 2002) and own an all-time regular-season record of 811-415-189 at The Joe since playing their first game there Dec. 27, 1979, a 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues. The Red Wings played their first home opener at The Joe on Oct. 16, 1980 against the defending Stanley Cup champion Islanders, who were powered to victory that night by a three-point performance by eventual 1980-81 goals leader Mike Bossy.

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