'Nucks seek magic

BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours-Vancouver

, Last Updated: 9:02 AM ET

Luc Bourdon is the fastest Vancouver Canuck.

The rookie defenceman was clocked at 14.389 seconds in the speed competition at the annual SuperSkills event yesterday at General Motors Place.

Sami Salo had the hardest shot (160.93 kilometres per hour), Rory Fitzpatrick was the most accurate shooter (80 per cent), Taylor Pyatt was judged the best puck controller and Roberto Luongo won the goaltending competition.

Unlike Canucks' home games, the charity event with bargain basement ticket prices wasn't sold out. Announced attendance was 11,540.

Canucks get back to work for real when they host a Halloween matchup with the Nashville Predators tomorrow night (7 p.m. Team 1040/Sportsnet).

Washington Capitals' Russian superstar Alexander Ovechkin tricked the Canucks Friday, but Vancouver treated fans to a 3-2 shootout win.

Canucks led 2-0 on first period goals by Jan Bulis and Pyatt. Ovechkin had a second period goal and assist to tie the game, but hit the post in the shootout.

Markus Naslund was credited with the deciding goal in the tiebreaker.

Capitals' netminder Olaf Kolzig was peppered with 44 shots through overtime.


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