VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Alexandre Burrows scored a pair of goals 17 seconds apart in the third period, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Tuesday night.
Burrows, back after missing a win Saturday over Toronto because of a groin injury, snapped a 1-1 tie at 6:44. He ripped a shot between Steve Mason’s pads after he took a feed from Daniel Sedin.
Fans barely had a chance to sit when Burrows scored his second of the night and 14th of the season off a rebound of Sedin’s shot at 7:01.
Alexander Edler added a goal and an assist, and Radim Vrbata scored into an empty net for the Canucks, who moved three points ahead of Calgary for second place in the Pacific Division. Eddie Lack made 27 saves.
Michael Raffl had the lone goal for Philadelphia, and Mason stopped 31 shots.
The goals were the first for Burrows in 11 games, dating to Feb. 7. He also missed seven other games due to the groin injury.
Vrbata’s goal was his team-leading 26th.
After a scoreless first period, the Flyers grabbed a 1-0 lead at 10:42 of the second when Raffl deflected a nice feed from captain Claude Giroux past Lack for his 17th goal.
Vancouver’s Jannik Hansen rang a shot off the crossbar-post seam on a one timer earlier in the period, but the Canucks got on the board with 5:32 left.
Seconds after Lack made a big glove save on Nick Cousins at the other end, Derek Dorsett threw a puck in front of Mason that linemate Brad Richardson deftly directed with his skate to a pinching Edler, who scored his sixth of the season from the side of the net.
With the game being played on St. Patrick’s Day, the Canucks honored former player, coach, general manager and team president Pat Quinn before the opening faceoff in an on-ice ceremony
The 71-year-old Quinn, who also coached the Flyers, died in November.
The game was delayed for about 15 minutes, but when it got going the teams traded chances, with the Flyers coming closest to scoring in the first period.
Philadelphia defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo hit the crossbar from the slot about six minutes in, and had another great chance from just about the same spot a bit later that Lack blocked with his chest protector.
NOTES: The City of Vancouver unveiled Pat Quinn Way — a renamed portion of a street that runs adjacent to Rogers Arena — about an hour before the game. … Canucks forward Zack Kassian sat out because of an undisclosed injury.
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