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Thursday, February 24, 2000
Canucks 4, MIGHTY DUCKS 4
Ducks tie Canucks
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Ladislav Kohn scored with 4:17 remaining in the second period Wednesday to lift the Anaheim Mighty Ducks to a 4-4 tie with Vancouver in the Canucks' first game since Marty McSorley struck Vancouver's Donald Brashear with his stick.
McSorley, the Boston Bruins' enforcer who blindsided Brashear Monday night in Vancouver, was suspended earlier Wednesday for the rest of the season. In the harshest punishment ever handed down by the NHL, McSorley will miss 23 regular-season games and also will be banned from the playoffs should the Bruins make it.
Brashear, who fell and hit the back of his head on the ice after the blow to the side of his head, received a concussion that will sideline him for several weeks and possibly the rest of the season.
Anaheim's Teemu Selanne had a goal and two assists in the seesaw game against the Canucks.
Kohn pulled the Mighty Ducks even with his fourth goal, scoring from the crease after his first shot was blocked by the defense.
Matt Cooke put Vancouver up 4-3 midway through the second period, picking up the loose puck just outside the crease and beating goalie Dominic Roussel to the stick side for his fourth goal.
Steve Rucchin's 14th goal, on a power play at 3:04 of the second, had drawn Anaheim even after Markus Naslund had given the Canucks a 3-2 lead with his 19th goal.
Anaheim jumped out to a 2-0 lead on power play-goals by Oleg Tverdovsky, his 10th, and Selanne, his 25th. The Canucks answered with two goals before the first period ended.
Mark Messier scored his 12th on a power play at the 11:34 mark, and Darby Hendrickson evened it 2-2 with his fourth goal with 5:02 left in the period.
While the Canucks were without their enforcer, Brashear, against Anaheim, the Mighty Ducks were missing leading scorer Paul Kariya, out for the second consecutive game with a bruised right ankle.
NHL FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- VANCOUVER 2 2 0 0 4 ANAHEIM 2 2 0 0 4 FINAL IN OT GOAL SCORING: 1ST PRD: ANA - (PP) OLEG TVERDOVSKY 10 (TEEMU SELANNE, FREDRIK OLAUSSON) 1:03 ANA - (PP) TEEMU SELANNE 25 (STEVE RUCCHIN, FREDRIK OLAUSSON) 8:36 VAN - (PP) MARK MESSIER 12 (MATTIAS OHLUND, MARKUS NASLUND) 11:34 VAN - DARBY HENDRICKSON 4 (MATT COOKE) 14:58 2ND PRD: VAN - MARKUS NASLUND 19 (ED JOVANOVSKI, MARK MESSIER) 1:48 ANA - (PP) STEVE RUCCHIN 14 (TEEMU SELANNE) 3:04 VAN - MATT COOKE 3 (BRAD MAY, DARBY HENDRICKSON) 9:34 ANA - LADISLAV KOHN 4 (RUSLAN SALEI, ANTTI AALTO) 15:43 3RD PRD: NONE OT: NONE POWER-PLAY CONVERSIONS: VAN - 1 OF 6, ANA - 3 OF 5. SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- VAN 10 7 9 3 29 ANA 8 16 5 3 32 GOALIES: VAN - FELIX POTVIN ANA - DOMINIC ROUSSEL OFFICIALS: REF - TROTTIER LIN - CAMERON, CVIK ATT: 12,682