CANUCKS BANTER By Andrew Chernoff January 20, 2016
Burrows Ends Goalless Streak
Etem Records First Point As Canuck
Ryan Miller Makes 46 Saves
The Vancouver Canucks (19-17-11) played their fourth game of their 6-game road trip last night against the New York Rangers ( 25-16-5) at Madison Square Garden.
Vancouver were going for their third win of the road trip, after losing in Washington and defeating Carolina in overtime, and the Islanders in a shoot out.
The Rangers were looking for their 17 win at home in 24 games (17-5-2 in 24 home games).
Ryan Miller made 46 saves for the Canucks, but it was not enough, as the Rangers tied the game up at 2-2 late in the game, forcing overtime, where the Rangers scored, to take the game 3-2.
The Canucks have allowed 40 or more shots in each of the first four games on its current six-game road trip, and the 9th time this season, to lead the NHL. Vancouver also fell to 3-9 in games decided in overtime this season.
The Canucks are now 2-1-1 on their road trip.
Mats Zuccarello scored to make it 2-2 with 8:14 remaining in regulation play and J.T. Miller scored on a wraparound with 1:06 left in overtime.
Derek Stepan scored the other Ranger goal and Henrik Lundqvist made 18 saves for the Rangers as they out shot the Canucks 49-20 and had five shots go off the post.
The Canucks had goals from Sven Baertschi and Alex Burrows.
For Burrows, it was his first goal in 26 games. Bo Horvat, got his 10th point in his last 7 games (6-4=9); Sven Baertschi, notched his 3rd goal in his last 6 games (3-2=5). And Emerson Etem registered his first point as a Canuck against his old team.
The game started with the Rangers flying out of the starting gate, and getting a few shots, including a goalpost. Deju Vu New York Islanders.
Canucks would put on a show of their own with good puck possession in the Ranger end.
So as both teams approached the four minute mark, there was a good pace to the game and opportunities by both teams to score the first goal.
For the third straight game, the Canucks would score first, as Sven Baertschi, on a pass from Bo Horvat, would make it 1-0 at 9:02.
Baertschi, on a snap shot, his 8th goal of the season from Bo Horvat (12).
For Horvat, that is 10 points in his last 7 games (6-4=9). For Baertschi, it is 5 points in his last 6 games (3-2=5).
The period would end 1-0 Canucks.
After one period:
- Rangers out shoot Canucks 17-11. Faceoffs 6 for 12 Canucks. Hits, 9 to 7 Rangers.
- Both teams had 2 giveaways and 2 takeaways. Blocked shots were 4 to 3 Rangers.
- Burrows, Vrbata, Sedin, and Baertschi had 2 shots each.
- Horvat, 3 for 5 on faceoffs; Adam Cracknell, 2 for 4.
- Corsi For: Even Strength 5v5: Rangers-23; Canucks-17. All Situations: Rangers-23; Canucks-17.
- Alex Biega: CF +5
- Matt Bartkowski: CF +5
- Radim Vrbata: CF +2
- Sven Baertschi: CF +1
In the second period, the Rangers would keep pushing for the equalizing goal, and they got it.
At 4:18, Derek Stephan, his 9th goal, on a wrist shot, would score, on a delayed penalty, with the 6th attacker on the ice. Assisted by Rick Nash (20) and Chris Kreider (14).
The first power play would go to the Rangers at 8:43 as Alex Biega would visit the sin bin for cross checking Mats Zuccarello. Penalty kill would be 1 for 1.
Alex Burrows would score his first goal in 25 games, off a pass from Emerson Etem, to give Vancouver a 2-1 lead. It would also be Etem’s first point as a Canuck.
Burrows, on a tip in, his 6th goal of the season, assisted by Emerson Etem (4) and Linden Vey (3) at 16:11.
Desjardins would use his timeout to give the Canucks a rest with less than three minutes left in the period. After the timeout, the Canucks were caught on a line change which resulted in a great opportunity for the tying goal for the Rangers.
After two periods:
- Rangers out shooting Canucks: 30 to 17. Faceoffs, 17 for 30 Canucks. Hits, 15 to 12 Rangers.
- Giveaways 8 to 7 Rangers; Takeaways, 5 to 2 for Rangers. Blocked shots, 8 to 7 Canucks.
- Burrows, Vrbata and Baertschi had 3 shots each; Dorsett, McCann and Sedin, 2 shots each.
- Horvat, 9 for 12 on faceoffs; Cracknell, 5 for 9; McCann, 3 for 4.
The Canucks would get their first power play opportunity early in the third period as Rick Nash would be sent off for slashing Ben Hutton at 0:59 seconds.
But it would be the Rangers with a great scoring opportunity to start the Canucks power play that would almost score. Power play would be 0 for 1.
With 11 minutes left in the period, the Rangers were out shooting Canucks 10-0 in the period, and 40-17 in the game.
Radim Vrbata would get the first Canuck shot of the period with 8:48 left in the game on a pass from Bo Horvat.
After the deluge of shots, and unable to get the puck out of their end, the Rangers persistance would pay off to the tying goal, when Matt Zuccarello, would get his 17th goal of the season from Keith Yandle (22) and Rick Nash (21) at 11:46.
The game would go into overtime 2-2 as neither team could end the game in regulation play.
For the Canucks, it would be their 18th overtime of the season. A record of 3-8 in the OT part of the game.
After the deluge of shots, and unable to get the puck out of their end, the Rangers persistence would pay off to the tying goal, when Matt Zuccarello, would get his 17th goal of the season from Keith Yandle (22) and Rick Nash (21) at 11:46, Rangers winning 3-2 in overtime.
The Canucks are in 4rth place in the Pacific division of the Western Conference, tied with Arizona and San Jose for 2nd place with 49 points. Vancouver are 4 points in front of Anaheim and 12 points behind the first place Los Angeles Kings.
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