Bruins 6, Canucks 1
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) _ Ken Linseman, Dave Pasin, Charlie Simmer and Barry Pederson scored on the power play as the Boston Bruins routed the Vancouver Canucks 6-1 in NHL action Sunday night.
Boston Defenseman Ray Bourque controlled the game with his checking, skating and passing as the Bruins retained third place in the Adams Division standings, one point ahead of the Buffalo Sabres.
Steve Kasper added a short-handed marker and Geoff Courtnall one at even strength as Boston dominated play with its special teams.
Boston goalie Pat Riggin lost his shutout bid in the second period when Michel Petit scored his first goal of the season for the Canucks on a power play, with Riggin caught out of his net.
The loss was the third straight for the Canucks and left Vancouver winless in its last eight games.
The Bruins and Vancouver each had 28 shots on goal. Goaltender Richard Brodeur of the Canucks was ejected at 11:09 of the third period with a gross misconduct after attempting to get at a taunting fan behind the end glass. The fan also was asked to leave by referee Terry Gregson.
Wendell Young replaced Broduer and did not have to make a save.
Boston turned in a determined effort each period after a brilliant comeback the previous night in Edmonton when the Bruins defeated the the Oilers 6-5.