Canucks rally past Jets for 3-2 win

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Sammy Pahlsson scored his first goal with the Canucks to give Vancouver a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday.

Pahlsson, acquired at the trade deadline for draft picks from Columbus, took Kevin Bieksa's drop pass inside the blue line and drilled a shot over the glove of goalie Ondrej Pavelec.

Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien screened his own goalie on Pahlsson's third goal of the season at 14:17 of the third period.

Ryan Kesler and Alex Edler also scored for the Canucks.

Kyle Wellwood and Blake Wheeler scored for the Jets.

The Canucks (42-18-8) rallied for the win after losing twice in a row at home -- only the second time this season the Northwest Division leaders have lost two straight in regulation.

Vancouver is one point behind the Western Conference-leading St. Louis Blues in its bid to repeat as Presidents' Trophy winners.

The Jets (32-28-8) lost in regulation for only the second time in 10 games as they battle for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.