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BOSTON - Zack Kassian broke a 1-1 tie with a goal early in the third period and Eddie Lack preserved the lead with 13 of his 40 saves in the final period for the Vancouver Canucks in a 2-1 win over the struggling Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.

Daniel and Henrik Sedin both picked up assists on the tiebreaking goal 6:47 into the third as the Canucks beat the Bruins for the second time this month.

Ryan Stanton had Vancouver's other goal, beating Tuukka Rask on a slap shot 3:28 into the game to tie it 1-1 and end a very brief lead for the Bruins.

Daniel Paille scored 1:05 into the game for Boston's only goal despite getting 41 shots. The Bruins are 1-6-2 in their past nine, including a 5-2 loss at Vancouver on Feb. 13.

Rask finished with 26 saves.

Rangers 1, Flames 0

NEW YORK (AP) ? Kevin Hayes broke a scoreless tie 3:00 into the third period and Cam Talbot made 21 saves.

Derick Brassard forced a turnover by defenceman Dennis Wideman in the Calgary zone and made a pass from the left circle to the right circle to Hayes, who snapped in his 12th goal in his first game since cutting his long hair.

It was Hayes' fifth goal in eight games.

Talbot earned his fourth shutout this season and seventh in his NHL career. He improved to 7-1-2 in place of injured No. 1 goalie Henrik Lundqvist, and helped New York win for the 10th time in 13 games (10-1-2).

The Rangers did it without leading scorer Rick Nash (neck spasms), who missed his first game of the season. New York didn't yield a power play.

Islanders 5, Coyotes 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) ??? Matt Martin and Johnny Boychuk scored less than a minute apart early in the third to break a tie.

Martin's eighth goal of the season snapped a 1-1 tie before Boychuk added his seventh at 4:15. The win kept the Islanders atop the Metropolitan Division.

Kael Mouillierat ??? his first goal in the NHL ??? and Brock Nelson also scored in the third as the Coyotes lost for the seventh straight time. Mouillierat's goal came at 7:16 while Nelson's was at 9:10. Colin McDonald assisted on both.

Backup Chad Johnson made 27 saves. It was Johnson's fourth start in 11 games. He improved to 8-7-1 on the season.

Sabres 4, Blue Jackets 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ??? Zemgus Girgensons had a goal and an assist before leaving with a leg injury. Cody Hodgson, Mark Pysyk and Chris Stewart also scored for the offence-starved Sabres, who had gotten just one goal in five of their previous six games. They hadn't had as many as four goals in their last 13 games.

Michal Neuvirth had 45 saves, stymieing the Blue Jackets on their final 28 shots.

The Sabres, with the worst record in the NHL, had lost six of seven (1-4-2).

Matt Calvert and Kevin Connauton scored for the Blue Jackets. Rookie goalie Anton Forsberg remained winless at 0-4-0 while making 27 saves.

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