VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Tanner Pearson and J.T. Miller scored late in the third interval and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Ottawa Senators 4-2 Saturday night.
Nate Schmidt and Brock Boeser also scored for Vancouver, and Bo Horvat had two assists. Braden Holtby had 26 saves, including a penalty shot.
Evgenii Dadonov had a purpose and an back, and Colin White also scored for the Senators, who snapped a 3-sport winning drag.
Matt Murray started and stopped 12 of 13 photos before leaving wit an hurt early in the 2d interval. Marcus Hogberg had 18 saves in relief.
The groups proceed their four-sport sequence Monday and Wednesday night at Ottawa.
Dadanov tied the ranking at 2-2 with 8: 08 left in the third, getting his 13th purpose of the yr with an unassisted blast that sailed over Holtby’s glove and in.
Pearson gave Vancouver the lead decrease than 2 minutes later. Horvat streaked into the Senators’ live and slipped a trudge to Pearson at the tip of the slot. Pearson took a pair of strides, then ripped a shot over Hogberg’s stick for his ninth purpose of the season.
Miller sealed the buy with an empty-netter from the tip of the crease with 54 seconds left.
The Canucks opened the scoring early, forcing a turnover deep in Ottawa territory and getting the puck as much as Schmidt. The defenseman unleashed a prolonged blast from the purpose and scored his fourth 1: 43 into the game.
Connor Brown’s shot from shut to the blue line hit traffic in front of the crease, the put White and Virtanen battled for the puck. It hit Virtanen’s skate and sailed in past Holtby, but White became as soon as credited alongside with his ninth purpose of the yr at 8: 32
Ottawa made a alternate in bag 4: 27 into the 2d after Murray and Vancouver’s Jake Virtanen obtained snarled in the crease. The goalie obtained his stick caught in the legs of the Vancouver correct hover and hauled him down, prompting a tripping call. Murray also perceived to undergo an hurt on the play and shook his leg before heading to the locker room.
Vancouver became as soon as rapidly to capitalize on Murray’s tripping penalty. Quinn Hughes sliced a crisp trudge to Boeser and he rifled it in from the staunch faceoff dot, beating Hogberg stick aspect for his 17th to present the Canucks a 2-1 lead at 4: 46.
Holtby became as soon as examined midway via the 2d after defenseman Tyler Myers became as soon as known as for slashing Alex Formenton on a breakaway. The Senators’ left hover became as soon as awarded a penalty shot but Holtby lightly tracked Formenton as he weaved in and turned the wrist shot away alongside with his correct pad.
CHANGE IN PLANS
Senatorss coach D.J. Smith acknowledged earlier on Saturday that Anton Forsberg would delivery up in bag against the Canucks, with Murray performing as backup. Alternatively, Forsberg suffered a decrease-body hurt in warmups and did no longer make a choice the ice.
Vancouver became as soon as 1 for 4 with the actual person advantage. The Canucks obtained two minutes of 5-on-3 hockey in the third after Artem Zub and Erik Brannstrom had been known as for a excessive stick and sinful-checking, respectively. Vancouver recorded proper one shot on purpose for the length of the following energy play.
Ottawa did no longer capitalize on five energy plays, including a four-minute double minor Virtanen picked up midway via the 2d for a excessive stick that left Senators rookie Tim Stutzle with a bloody nose.
Vancouver’s Jayce Hawryluk wanted some minor scientific attention in the first interval after losing the gloves with Brannstrom. The Ottawa defenseman had taken mission with Hawryluk squashing him alongside the tip boards and the Canucks forward became as soon as rapidly to step as much as the mission. Every became as soon as handed a 5-minute main for stopping and Hawryluk winced whereas he held a bag of ice to his hand in the penalty box.
BACK IN THE LINEUP
D Alex Edler returned to the Canucks’ lineup after serving a two-sport suspension for a knee-on-knee hit on Toronto’s Zach Hyman. Vancouver’s Zack MacEwen and Tyler Motte played their first video games since March 24.