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Canucks Rally To Tie Ducks


Harry York scored with 48 seconds left, capping the Vancouver Canucks' rally from a three-goal, third-period deficit to a 4-4 tie with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks Wednesday night.

York's slap shot from the top of the left faceoff circle beat goalender Guy Hebert, who had given up only six goals in his previous five games, and ended Anaheim's club-record, seven-game winning streak.

Steve Rucchin had three assists and Teemu Selanne extended his club-record points streak to 17 games as Anaheim pulled to within two points of idle Phoenix in the race for fourth place in the Western Conference.

For two periods, it looked as though the game would be a runaway for the Mighty Ducks, who had outscored their opponents 20-8 during the winning streak.

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  • Anaheim took a three-goal lead in the first 22 minutes with an 18-shot assault on backup goaltender Kevin Weekes, one of three players Vancouver acquired on Feb. 24 in the trade that sent high-scoring winger Pavel Bure to Florida.

    At 6:20 of the first period, left wing Ted Drury scored on a slap shot from the top of the slot off a drop pass by Marty McInnis.

    Left wing Paul Kariya scored on a power play at 12:20 of the period when he banged in the rebound of a shot by McInnis from the middle of the slot.

    Anaheim increased its lead to 3-0 1:43 into the second period on a power play as Selanne scored his 37th goal of the season. Weekes made the save on shots by Rucchin and Fredrik Olausson, but was down on the ice when Selanne lifted the puck over him from the corner of the net.

    Vancouver scored its first goal with a 5-on-3 advantage at 5:01 of the second period. Defenseman Adrian Aucoin put a slap shot past Hebert from the top of the slot for his 17th goal.

    Anaheim got the goal back 2:15 later on a power play with a little help from Weekes. Left wing Paul Kariya passed the puck hrough the crease from behind the Canucks net. It hit the blade f Weekes' stick and went into the net.

    Vancouver cut the lead to two goals 47 seconds into the third period when center Josh Holden scored his first career goal on a 25-foot slap shot.

    The Canucks moved to within a goal at 5:58 of the period on a power play. Left wing Markus Naslund's backhander at the goal bounced off Mighty Ducks defenseman Jason Marshall and got by Hebert.

    Olausson's two assists gave him 47 points for the season, a club record for points by a defenseman. Dmitri Mironov had 46 in 1996-97.

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