Free agent Mats Sundin is expected to announce tomorrow whether he will play for the New York Rangers or Vancouver Canucks for the rest of the season.

"He's going to make a decision Thursday about the final destination," Canucks general manager Mike Gillis said. "We reiterated our position in all of this and formalized our offer."

The Canucks have plenty of room under the $56.7 million salary cap to sign Sundin. Vancouver has offered him $10 million per year, which would earn him a prorated salary of about $5 million for the rest of the season.

The Rangers are limited in how much salary-cap room they have.

In last night's games:

* At Anaheim, Nigel Dawes stole a pass, deked defender Chris Pronger and beat goalie Jonas Hiller between the pads for a tiebreaking goal with 3:16 remaining that lifted the New York Rangers to a 3-1 victory over the Ducks.

* At Edmonton, Troy Brouwer had two goals and an assist and Chicago routed the Oilers, 9-2, for their fifth straight win.

Patrick Kane and Andrew Ladd added a goal and two assists for Chicago.

* At Uniondale, N.Y., Alex Ovechkin scored his second goal of the game, 19th of the season, with 10.7 seconds left in overtime and the Washington Capitals beat the Islanders, 5-4, sending New York to its seventh straight loss.

* At Toronto, Vesa Toskala stopped Travis Zajac on a breakaway in the final seconds of overtime and Jason Blake had the winning goal in a shootout to lead the Maple Leafs to a 3-2 victory over New Jersey.

* At St. Louis, Jarome Iginla had two goals and two assists to match his career best for points and goalie Miikka Kiprusoff beat the Blues for the 11th straight time as Calgary ended a three-game losing streak with a 6-3 win.

* At Raleigh, N.C., Eric Staal scored two power-play goals and the Carolina Hurricanes took advantage of penalty-prone Montreal for a 3-2 victory.

* At Ottawa, Colby Armstrong scored two goals within 31 seconds in the first 3 minutes of the third period to lead the Atlanta Thrashers to a 4-1 triumph over the Senators.

* At Dallas, Loui Eriksson scored two goals, the second at 3:39 into overtime, as the Stars topped Phoenix, 2-1. *