DETROIT (AP) – Anson Carter scored with 8:46 remaining to break the final tie and the Vancouver Canucks went on to 4-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night.

Vancouver (2-0-1) remained unbeaten while handing Detroit (3-1-0) its first loss of the season.

Stationed in the slot, Carter one-timed Henrik Sedin’s pass from behind the net past Red Wings goalie Manny Legace for the game-winner.

Sedin had a goal and two assists for Vancouver, while Matt Cooke and Richard Park scored for the Canucks. Park’s goal was into an empty net with two seconds remaining.

Mikael Samuelsson and Tomas Holmstrom scored for Detroit.

Vancouver goalie Alex Auld made 28 saves and Legace stopped 25 shots.

Holmstrom tied it 2-2 3:25 into the third period when he jammed the puck in from the crease.

Cooke tied the game at 1 on a breakaway goal at 7:04 of the second. Sedin gave Vancouver the lead with 1:56 left in the period, when he put a shot over a sprawling Legace from the bottom of the right circle with Auld out of the net for the extra attacker as a penalty was being called on Red Wings defenseman Andreas Lilja.

Samuelsson opened the scoring 3:50 into the game, when he stuffed a shot past Auld from the side of the net after picking up the loose puck behind the cage.

Notes: Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said captain Steve Yzerman, who has been out with a groin injury, will make his season debut on Thursday in Los Angeles. … Canucks C Brendan Morrison’s streak of 351 consecutive games is the second-longest current run, two behind Colorado’s Karlis Skrastins entering Monday night’s game against Calgary.

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