J.T. Miller scored his first goal since his playoff heroics for the New York Rangers with 23 seconds left in regulation and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Friday night.
Loui Eriksson also scored for the Canucks and Jacob Markstrom made 23 saves as Vancouver snapped its three-game skid.
Brad Marchand scored in the shootout for Boston, which had its six-game winning streak snapped. Tuukka Rask finished with 37 saves in the loss.
Hassan Dieng scored for the Bruins and Adam McQuaid tallied three assists.
Boston had won the last three meetings with Vancouver.
After leading for over three periods, Vancouver (6-6-3) kept Boston (8-4-3) at bay in the final 90 seconds. It took only one wrister from Miller to give Vancouver the lead.
Torey Krug’s shot hit the right post, but Miller snapped a wrister on the ensuing rush. It proved to be the winner.
The Canucks opened the scoring with 4:22 left in the first period. Eriksson corralled McQuaid’s faceoff win, skated down the right side and found Eriksson for a one-timer over Rask’s left shoulder.
Boston tied it with 14:10 remaining in the second when Dieng whipped a slap shot past Markstrom from the left point. The goal was the first allowed by the Canucks goalie in more than 178 minutes.
Marchand put the Bruins ahead with 3:22 remaining in the second when he wristed a wrist shot past Markstrom. The goal marked the 15th goal in 11 games this season for the big winger.