Vancouver Canucks defeat Boston Bruins, 3-2

Pavel Demitra tied the game on a tip-in with 4:42 left and scored the only goal of the shootout to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 win Saturday that sent the reeling Boston Bruins to their 10th straight loss.

The defeat was the ninth in a row at home for the Bruins. Both streaks are the second-longest in club history.

The Canucks ended a two-game losing streak on the fourth stop of the longest road swing in NHL history, a 14-game trip caused by the Olympics.

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Maybe there is no way out. Maybe the Bruins will play 26 more times in 2010 and never win again. The odds of that, of course, are almost beyond reason, but so is most everything else that happens these days to the Spoked-B franchise.

Reader warning: We are about to present you the final score from yesterday’s Bruins-Canucks matchup at the Garden. You know what’s coming. You know the drill. Too well.

Yes, it went to overtime. And yes, of course, it went to a shootout....