Comeback in Philly

BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

, Last Updated: 9:29 AM ET

Anson Carter had two goals and one assist and Henrik Sedin had a trio of helpers as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 last night in the Pennsylvania city.

The Canucks came back from a 3-2 deficit for their fourth consecutive victory.

The teams were even after the first period as Michal Handzus scored at 10:28 for Philadelphia and Trevor Linden replied at 13:40 for the Canucks.

Handzus helped Kim Johnsson put the Flyers ahead 2-1 at 5:52 of the second, but Nolan Baumgartner equalized with a 58-foot slap shot on a power play at 14:35.

Carter and Henrik Sedin registered their first points of the evening. Mike Knuble, however, put the Flyers ahead 3-2 at 16:23.

Canucks dominated the third period with a trio of goals in a span of less than six minutes.

Markus Naslund's tip-in at 3:29 was followed by Carter's pair, assisted by both Sedin twins at 4:06 and 9:23, respectively. Antero Niittymakki replaced starting goaltender Robert Esche and allowed Carter's second goal on the first shot he faced.

Sami Kapanen cut Vancouver's lead to one on a goalmouth scramble with 1:26 to go. Philadelphia peppered Canucks' goaltender Alex Auld with shots in the final minute, but couldn't tie the game.

Canucks return home tomorrow night to host the Edmonton Oilers in the first of a six-game homestand.


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