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Islanders beat Canucks behind Thomas Hickey’s goal, 3-2

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Islanders’ Ryan Strome leaps to avoid a shot in front of Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom during Tuesday night’s win in Vancouver.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Thomas Hickey scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to help the New York Islanders beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Travis Hamonic and Anders Lee also scored for New York, and Thomas Greiss made 31 stops. Hickey also had an assist.

Linden Vey and Daniel Sedin each had a goal for Vancouver, which got 21 saves from Jacob Markstrom.

Thomas Hickey (l.) scores the game-winner for the Isles.Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA Today Sports

Thomas Hickey (l.) scores the game-winner for the Isles.

The Canucks tied it 2-all at 10:52 of the third when Sedin banked in a shot off Greiss from the corner for his 24th of the season. Hickey then scored his fourth on a drive from the point 2:03 later that appeared to hit a defender in front.

Vancouver pulled Markstrom with 2:30 to go, but the Canucks were unable to get an equalizer despite some sustained pressure.

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