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Canuck grabs fan in loss

BRUINS WIN: Michael Ryder, right, and the Capitals’ Tomas Fleischmann go for the puck in Boston’s 3-1 win. The Caps’ four-game win streak ended.

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BRUINS WIN: Michael Ryder, right, and the Capitals’ Tomas Fleischmann go for the puck in Boston’s 3-1 win. The Caps’ four-game win streak ended.

Bruins 2 0 1 3
at Capitals 0 1 0 1
ST. PAUL, Minn. — A 6-2 loss to the Wild may not be the worst thing about the Canucks' Tuesday night. Vancouver center Rick Rypien could be facing league discipline for going after a fan.

Rypien and Minnesota's Brad Staubitz, who fought in the opening period, were about to square off in the second when the linesmen separated them in front of the Wild bench.

As Rypien, who was assessed a double minor for roughing and a 10-minute misconduct, made his way down the tunnel to the dressing room, he grabbed a Wild fan who was applauding at the railing. Rypien was quickly pulled away by teammate Manny Malhotra. The fan was removed from the area.

Rypien was in the penalty box to start the third period and did not get any ice time the rest of the game.

During the 2009 playoffs, the league suspended Rangers coach John Tortorella for one game for squirting a fan with water and throwing a water bottle into the stands and striking a spectator in Washington during a first-round series against the Capitals.

Flyers: Defenseman Matt Walker will have hip surgery today and is expected to miss 10-12 weeks. The Flyers acquired him from the Lightning in July as part of a trade involving wing Simon Gagne. Walker hasn't played in the regular season.

Islanders: Wing Josh Bailey, tied for the team lead in points (six), likely won't play Thursday against the Lightning because of a hip flexor strain.

Penguins: Center Jordan Staal, a finalist for last season's Selke Trophy for best defensive forward, practiced for the first time since May. He is recovering from recurring infections in his right foot that developed after a tendon was severed during a second-round playoff game against the Canadiens.

Thrashers: Goalie Ondrej Pavelec practiced for the first time since collapsing barely two minutes into the team's Oct. 8 opener and said he felt good. Pavelec, 23, lost consciousness and suffered a concussion when he fell and hit his head on the ice. Tests were negative. Doctors said he fainted.

at Wild 3 3 0 6
Canucks 1 0 1 2

First Period1, Vancouver, D.Sedin 5 (H.Sedin, Edler), :58. 2, Minn., Zidlicky 1 (Cullen, Miettinen), 6:04 (pp). 3, Minn., Latendresse 2 (Falk, Havlat), 7:20. 4, Minn., Clutterbuck 2 (Latendresse, Havlat), 18:10 (pp). PenaltiesClutterbuck, Min (interference), 2:05; Ehrhoff, Van (slashing), 5:29; Zanon, Min (interference), 7:48; Rypien, Van, major (fighting), 10:52; Staubitz, Min, major (fighting), 10:52; Samuelsson, Van (cross-checking), 16:30.

Second Period5, Minn., Madden 1 (Burns, Schultz), 7:54. 6, Minn., Brunette 2 (Zidlicky, Miettinen), 12:21. 7, Minn., Cullen 3 (Koivu, Zidlicky), 13:46 (pp). PenaltiesNystrom, Min (delay of game), 8:51; Rypien, Van, double minor-misconduct (roughing), 13:38; Staubitz, Min (roughing), 13:38; Cullen, Min (hooking), 15:06.

Third Period8, Vancouver, D.Sedin 6 (H.Sedin, Samuelsson), 18:31 (pp). PenaltiesCullen, Min (hooking), 2:04; Schultz, Min (high-sticking), 18:10. Shots on GoalVancouver 7-11-9—27. Minn. 11-7-6—24. Power-play opportunitiesVancouver 1 of 6; Minn. 3 of 3. GoaliesVancouver, Luongo 1-3-1 (18 shots-12 saves), C.Schneider (0:00 third, 6-6). Minn., Backstrom 2-2-1 (27-25). A16,806 (18,064).

Bruins 2 0 1 3
at Capitals 0 1 0 1

First Period1, Boston, Krejci 1 (Horton, Lucic), 9:12. 2, Boston, Lucic 3 (Boychuk, Krejci), 11:57. PenaltiesCampbell, Bos, major (fighting), 3:15; Hendricks, Was, major (fighting), 3:15; Semin, Was (tripping), 14:53.

Second Period3, Wash., Johansson 1 (Chimera, Hendricks), 7:42. PenaltiesCampbell, Bos (tripping), 3:31; Stuart, Bos (tripping), 5:07; Fleischmann, Was (hooking), 8:59; Erskine, Was (delay of game), 10:06; Steckel, Was (tripping), 15:03; Chara, Bos (slashing), 18:27.

Third Period4, Boston, Hunwick 1 (Seidenberg, Wheeler), 2:08. PenaltiesLucic, Bos, major (fighting), 9:23; Erskine, Was, major (fighting), 9:23; Campbell, Bos, double minor (high-sticking), 18:40. Shots on GoalBoston 8-8-5—21. Wash. 10-8-18—36. Power-play opportunitiesBoston 0 of 4; Wash. 0 of 4. GoaliesBoston, Thomas 3-0-0 (36 shots-35 saves). Wash., Neuvirth 4-2-0 (7-5), Varlamov (12:42 first, 14-13). A18,398 (18,398).

Flames 0 0 0 1 1
at Predators 0 0 0 0 0

First PeriodNone. PenaltiesHagman, Cal (high-sticking), 3:52.

Second PeriodNone. PenaltiesJackman, Cal (tripping), 2:51; Sullivan, Nas (hooking), 7:10; Bouwmeester, Cal (interference), 12:30; Nashville bench, served by Dumont (too many men), 14:23; White, Cal (tripping), 16:37.

Third PeriodNone. PenaltiesGlencross, Cal (goaltender interference), 14:12.

Overtime1, Calgary, R.Bourque 1 (Morrison, White), 2:10. PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalCalgary 12-6-14-3—35. Nashville 12-12-10-0—34. Power-play opportunitiesCalgary 0 of 2; Nashville 0 of 5. GoaliesCalgary, Kiprusoff 3-2-0 (34 shots-34 saves). Nashville, Rinne 1-0-1 (35-34). A15,684 (17,113).

Canuck grabs fan in loss 10/20/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 1:19am]
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