BOSTON (AP) _ Sergei Samsonov's goal with 30 seconds remaining in the second period lifted the Boston Bruins into a 1-1 tie Tuesday night with the Vancouver Canucks.

The Bruins extended their unbeaten streak to six games while the Canucks broke a five-game losing streak.

Samsonov scored at 19:30 when Chris Taylor's shot was deflected off the pad of Canucks goalie Garth Snow. The goal, assisted by Taylor and Dmitri Khristich, was Samsonov's ninth of the season.

The Canucks _ who have had four of their last five losses on the road _ picked up a point with a Mark Messier goal at 13:27.

Messier scored from the slot on a pass out of the right face-off circle from Markus Naslund. It was Messier's 10th goal of the season.

Vancouver is 1-7-1 in their last nine games. The Canucks' last win was a 5-0 victory over Colorado on Nov. 19

Boston had two power-play opportunities in the first period, but managed only four shots on net. The Bruins, averaging 30 shots on goal in the last five games, took 21 shots to the Canucks' 13 in the final two periods of regulation and finished with a 27-21 margin.

The Canucks almost scored with 5:52 remaining in the second period when Dave Scatchard, on a pass from Murray Baron, put the puck in the net. But the goal was waved off because Scatchard was in the crease when he shot.