|Date of game: 2/19/2015
Recap: NY Rangers vs. Vancouver
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Henrik Sedin tied the score with two minutes left in regulation and the Vancouver Canucks topped the New York Rangers 5-4 in a shootout Thursday night to beat former coach Alain Vigneault for the first time.
Alexandre Burrows and Radim Vrbata both scored on Cam Talbot in the shootout while Ryan Miller made stops on Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan to give the Canucks a win on the first night of their five-game, eight-day East Coast road trip.
Sedin scored twice in regulation and Shawn Matthias and Bo Horvat each added a goal for Vancouver. Miller had 30 saves.
Rick Nash scored for the eighth time in 10 games, but the Rangers failed to build on a 4-0 road trip that concluded with a 6-5 win over the Islanders on Monday.
Derek Stepan, Martin St. Louis and Carl Hagelin also scored and Talbot had 24 saves
Vigneault had been 3-0 against the Canucks since taking over the Rangers prior to last season.
Vancouver snapped a five-game losing streak against New York despite trailing three times.
"I just thought we were inconsistent," Stepan said of the Rangers' effort in a game they led 1-0, 2-1 and 4-3.
Sedin's deflection gave the Canucks their first lead of the game on a power play 3:55 into the third period.
St. Louis tied the score for the Rangers at 5:03, fighting past Dan Hamhuis to flick the puck off Miller's shoulder, and Hagelin gave them a 4-3 lead just 21 seconds later on a redirection.
Moments later, a scrum in the Rangers crease led to a review to determine if the puck crossed the line for a Vancouver goal. Talbot used his stick to keep the puck from going over and defenseman Marc Staal dropped to the ice to help him. Ronalds Kenins and Horvat were there for the Canucks.
Ultimately, officials found there was "no conclusive evidence that the puck crossed the line."
But the Canucks tied it anyway after Hamhuis' shot was knocked down in front and Sedin buried the rebound past Talbot from the low right side.
"The guys bailed me out," said Miller. "They got a lead and I let it go. It didn't phase them. They came right back."
Earlier, the Rangers took the lead after 11:39 on Stepan's 11th goal of the season, a one-timer from the slot off St. Louis' pass from behind the net.
Matthias tied the score for Vancouver 1:43 into the second period when he held a rebound through the slot and sent the puck past a diving Talbot, who was out of position after deflecting a shot by Jannik Hansen on the low right side.
Nash helped set up his 36th goal of the season by squeezing against the boards to keep the puck in the zone. He got it back and scored off Miller's right skate, giving New York a 2-1 lead 11:00 into the second period.
The Canucks tied it again at 13:18 when Horvat scored on a redirection of Ronalds Kenins' pass.Game Notes
The Rangers were 0-for-3 on the power play ... New York is 5-1-2 without
goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, who remains out with a neck injury ... The
Canucks face New Jersey on Friday ... The Rangers are back on the road to play
Buffalo on Friday.