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- Jay McClement shines as Hurricanes stun Islanders
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Canucks lose three-goal lead, salvage victory over Blues in shootout
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:19:42 +0000
Vancouver, Canada (4E Sports) - It was a long night for goalkeepers Sunday as the Vancouver Canucks survived losing a three-goal advantage to take the victory over the St. Louis Blues in shootout, 6-5.
The Blues took an early 2-0 lead in the first period after goals from right wing Ryan Reaves and defenseman Alex Pietrangelo .
Vancouver tied the game after makes from center Shawn Matthias and defenseman Yannick Weber.
The Canucks continued to roll in the second period taking a 4-2 lead entering the third period with goals from right wing Jannik Hansen and center Henrik Sedin.
Center Nick Bonino gave Vancouver a three-goal advantage in the third at the 6:07 mark.
But St. Louis tied the game after goals from right wing Dmitrij Jaskin (Power Play), defenseman Petteri Lindbohm and center/winger David Backes.
In the shootout, Bonino, right wing Radim Vrbata and left wing Christopher Higgins scored for the Canucks.
Blues right wing/center T.J. Oshie tried to score in the shootout but was stopped by Canucks goalie Eddie Lack.
St. Louis had one goal in the shootout which came from right wing Vladimir Tarasenko.
Lack finished the game with 34 saves out of 39 shots for the Canucks in the win including the crucial stoppage on Oshie.
His Blues counterparts, Jake Allen and Brian Elliott, had 21 saves and six saves respectively in the loss.
Allen was in charge in the shootout and gave up three shots that cost them the game.
The Canucks are at 36-23-3 and will host the San Jose Sharks Tuesday while the Blues fell to 40-18-5 facing the Philadelphia Flyers Thursday.