CANUCKS BANTER By Andrew Chernoff November 10, 2015
Henrik Sedin Scores Twice In 3rd-Period,
Daniel Sedin, Jannik Hansen Get 4-Points Each,
Jacob Markstrom Stops 42-Shots
The Columbus Blue Jackets gave it all they had, and Jacob Markstrom played an outstanding game in his season debut for the Canucks, stopping 42 of 45 shots, defeating Columbus 5-3 for his first win.
Vancouver ended their three consecutive game losing streak, in winning their first game of their current 7-game road trip after consecutive losses to the Buffalo Sabres and New Jersey Devils.
Vancouver’s special teams were not so special as they gave up two power play goals, one short-handed goal; and failed to score on three power play opportunities.
The Canucks power play is now 0-16 in their last 5-games, and they have allowed shorthanded goals in two consecutive games.
The Canucks are now 1-1-1 on their road trip, as they hand Columbus their 6th-loss at home without a win, this season.
A line composed of the Sedin brothers and Jannick Hansen put the Canucks on the scoreboard in the first period after the Blue Jackets took a 1-0 lead with a power play goal, with goals from Hansen and Daniel Sedin.
But before you could turn to get out of your seat and grab a beer at the period break, the Canucks allowed a power play goal to Columbus with 16-seconds left in the opening period, for a 2-2 tie at the intermission.
The score stayed at 2-2 until late in the first half of the 3rd period when the Blue Jackets scored a shorthanded goal, to go up 3-2. That is when Henrik Sedin went to work with Jannik Hansen and Brandon Sutter, taking over the game as Henrik Sedin and Sutter scored to pull a head of Columbus 4-3. Henrik added an empty net goal for his second goal of the 3rd-period to put the game away.
- Jannik Hansen and Daniel Sedin fished the game with 4-points each (1-3-4 each); Henrik Sedin had 3-points (2-1-3). Hansen was a +5, with the Sedin’s each a +3 in the game.
- Daniel Sedin has 12-points (4-8-12) in his last 11 games and currently leads the team in scoring with 15-points (5-10-15).
- The game was the first of two meetings this season between the Canucks and Blue Jackets. Columbus will visit Vancouver on Feb. 4th. Vancouver split the season series versus the Blue Jackets last season.
- Overall the Canucks are 7-2-2 in their last 11-meetings versus Columbus, including tonight’s game.
- Daniel Sedin, and Henrik Sedin tied rookie Jared McCann for the team lead in goals with their 5th goals of the season tonight.