Canucks eke out two OT wins

BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

, Last Updated: 9:35 AM ET

Call them the Vancouver "Comebacknucks" because they've won three of their first nine National Hockey League games of the season in overtime after trailing.

The Canucks, 5-4 (including a shootout loss), visit the 7-1 Western conference-leading Dallas Stars tonight at 5:30 p.m. (Team 1040/Sportsnet).

Vancouver registered back-to-back weekend road wins against Central division opponents, two weeks after their first tiebreaker triumph against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Sami Salo's goal in the last second of sudden death beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Friday.

The Canucks trailed 2-1 as Petr Cajanek and Lee Stempniak scored for the host squad while Daniel and Henrik Sedin assisted on Taylor Pyatt's power play marker. Captain Markus Naslund forced overtime with a power-play goal with 26 seconds remaining.

Lukas Krajicek's first goal as a Canuck disappointed the Nashville Predators 4-3 on Saturday.

Jan Bulis combined with Naslund and Brendan Morrison just one minute into Saturday's game to make it 1-0. Predator Scott Hartnell and Pyatt then traded goals. J.P. Dumont and Martin Erat put Nashville ahead after the second period. Brendan Morrison forced extra time when he scored with 1:40 left in the third.


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