NHL: Vancouver 4, Pittsburgh 3 (OT)

Dec. 10, 2003 at 6:23 AM

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The Vancouver Canucks snapped a three-game winless streak with a 4-3 triumph over the Pittsburgh Penguins Tuesday -- entirely due to Markus Naslund.

Acquired from the Penguins in 1996, Naslund polished off his second career four-goal effort by wristing a shot from the right faceoff dot between the skates of rookie goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury 24 seconds into overtime.


The goal gave the Canucks their fourth straight win over Pittsburgh and improved them to 1-1-1 on their five-game homestand.

Naslund, who also tallied four times against Edmonton Dec. 14, 2002, notched his first hat trick of the season and 10th career 6:08 into the third period, giving Vancouver a 3-2 lead.

Naslund returned to the lineup after missing Saturday's tie with Minnesota with a groin injury.

Milan Kraft knocked his own rebound out of the air and past former Penguin Johan Hedberg with 6:19 left for his second goal of the game, forcing the extra period.

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