NHL: Detroit Red Wings halt the run of Vancouver Canucks

Last Updated: 17/03/13 12:39pm

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Brendan Smith of the Red Wings tussles with Steven Pinizzotto of the Canucks in Saturday's battle in Vancouver

Brendan Smith of the Red Wings tussles with Steven Pinizzotto of the Canucks in Saturday's battle in Vancouver

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Vancouver Canucks lost their top-spot in the Northwest division with a home defeat by Detroit Red Wings.

Alex Burrows scored a double for the hosts - his first after just six seconds was the fastest opening goal in the club's history.

But it was then downhill for the Canucks as Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader scored two goals apiece as the Red Wings hit back to earn their second road win in two nights with Daniel Cleary also scoring.

It was a first loss for Vancouver in three games as they slipped to second place behind Minnesota Wild who edged out Colorado Avalanche 6-4 to secure their fourth win in five games.

Jets edge Maple Leafs

Zach Bogosian scored in the 10th round of the shootout in a 5-4 victory for Winnipeg Jets over Toronto Maple Leafs who suffered a fifth consecutive loss.

Bogosian beat James Reimer, who replaced starter Ben Scrivens to start the third period, for Winnipeg's second goal of the shootout after Blake Wheeler scored to open it.

Tyler Bozak had the lone shootout goal for Toronto.

The defeat spoiled an impressive return by Joffrey Lupul, who had two goals in his first game since breaking a forearm at Pittsburgh in January.

In St Louis, Chris Stewart scored 45 seconds into overtime and rookie Jake Allen made 27 saves, helping Blues end Anaheim Ducks' five-game winning streak in a 2-1 triumph.

Stewart, who assisted on the Blues' other goal by Kris Russell, has seven goals and seven assists in his last seven games, including two-goal outings the previous two games.

He took the lone shot of the extra period, faking Jonas Hiller with a forehand in front and then finding plenty of space with a backhander for his 14th goal of the season.

Saku Koivu scored on a first-period deflection for the Pacific Division-leading Ducks, who are 13-2-2 in their last 17 games to tie for the best run in franchise history. Anaheim outshot St. Louis 28-20 in regulation.

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