The Vancouver Canucks snapped a six-game dropping skid Saturday night time, beating the Calgary Flames 3-1.
Tyler Myers delivered the game-winning objective with simply over 5 minutes left on the clock.
Brandon Sutter added some insurance coverage for the Canucks (7-11-0) with an empty-net tally, and Quinn Hughes opened the scoring with a nifty play halfway by way of the second interval.
Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom stopped 43-of-45 on the night time and Thatcher Demko had 18 saves for Vancouver.
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Sam Bennett scored for Calgary (7-5-1), with Johnny Gaudreau and Rasmus Andersson registering assists.
Vancouver’s final win got here in opposition to the Winnipeg Jets on Jan. 30. Canucks proprietor Francesco Aquilini mentioned in a sequence of tweets Saturday that he helps basic supervisor Jim Benning and coach Travis Inexperienced, regardless of the workforce’s dismal begin to the season.
Sutter sealed the win with 1:23 to go within the sport, delivering a protracted shot instantly into the Calgary internet 30 seconds after Markstrom was pulled in favour of an additional attacker.
Myers broke the 1-1 impasse with simply over 5 minutes left on the clock. The defenceman carried the puck alongside the wing earlier than slicing to the center of the offensive zone. He briefly misplaced management of the puck and regained it earlier than turning and firing the puck previous Markstrom to present his workforce a 2-1 lead.
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Vancouver dominated play by way of the primary body, peppering Markstrom with 9 photographs within the first eight minutes of the sport and outshooting Calgary 20-4 throughout the interval.
The Canucks saved the Flames hemmed in their very own zone and did not permit Demko to be examined till 11 minutes in when he stopped a tip by Matthew Tkachuk.
Hughes lastly beat Markstrom 9:27 into the second interval on Vancouver’s twenty ninth shot of the night time.
The 21-year-old defenceman picked the puck off a Flames’ stick on the Calgary blue line and appeared poised to go earlier than releasing a bomb from the low hash marks. His second objective of the season put the Canucks up 1-0.
The lead held for lower than two minutes, although, earlier than Bennett responded for the Flames. He used a display screen by Monahan down low to get snap shot from excessive within the slot previous Demko and knot the rating at 1-1.
The 2 sides will face off once more in Vancouver on Monday.
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