CANUCKS BANTER By Andrew Chernoff January 21, 2016
Daniel Sedin Becomes All-Time Goals Leader With 347th and 348th Against Bruins
The Vancouver Canucks (20-17-11) played the fifth game of their 6-game road trip tonight against the Boston Bruins ( 24-17-5) at TD Garden.
The Canucks were going for their third win of the road trip, and the Boston Bruins were trying to extend their winning streak to four games.
Jacob Markstrom stopped 28 of 30 shots for the Canucks for a .933 Sv%; Sven Baertschi, had his 4rth goal in 6 games (9th of the season); Alex Burrows, had his 2nd goal in consecutive games (7th of the season); Linden Vey had 2 assists; but it was Daniel Sedin who rose up with two unanswered goals to put the game away for Vancouver, the last one an empty netter, as the Canucks finally won their 20th game of the season, defeating Boston 4 to 2.
With the two goals, Daniel Sedin took over top spot in Canucks All-Time goal scoring, recording his 347th and 348th goals of his career, all in a Canucks uniform, surpassing Markus Naslund. The goals were his 20th and 21rst of the season.
Sedin, the No. 2 pick in the 1999 NHL Draft, scored his 348 goals in 1,109 games. He last scored four games ago, against the Florida Panthers on Jan. 11. Naslund scored his in 884 games for Vancouver, which acquired the left wing in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 20, 1996.
Sedin, a left wing, has 21 goals in 48 games this season; he had 20 in 82 games last season.
Bo Horvat, Radim Vrbata, Alex Edler, Chris Tanev, Jannick Hansen and Derek Dorsett, also had helpers in the Vancouver victory, improving their record on the road trip to 3-1-1, with one game left.
In 2016, Canucks point leaders:
- Bo Horvat: 6-5=11
- Linden Vey: 1-5=6
- Daniel Sedin: 5-1=6
- Sven Baertschi: 4-2=6
- Chris Tanev: 1-4=5
- Radim Vrbata: 1-3=4
- Henrik Sedin: 0-4=4
- Alex Burrows:; 2-1=3
Jacob Markstrom improved his record in 2016 to 5-1-1 in 7 games played, for a 2.08 GAA and .931 Sv%. He has won both his games on the road trip and has a 1.95 GAA and .943 Sv% from those games.
Since December 22, Markstrom has an impressive record of 7-2-1 in 10 games started, and a 2.14 GAA, and .930 Sv%; averaging 31.6 shots against.
The Canucks move into 2nd place in the Pacific division of the Western Conference, ahead of Arizona and tied with San Jose, with 51 points. Vancouver are 4 points ahead of Anaheim and 10 points behind the first place Los Angeles Kings.
“Yeah, I mean, it hasn’t been pretty. That’s for sure,” Sedin said. “But we’ve got to remember, too, the amount of injuries we’ve had, and guys have stepped up in our lineup, and playing roles that maybe it’s tough for the guy stepping into, and they’ve done a great job. I think we’re working hard, we’re trying and doing our best, and the main thing is we’re doing it for each other. That’s a good feeling.”
- The Canucks are 6-2-2=14 points in 10 games in 2016.
- The last time the Canucks had four goals in a game before tonight was on December 20 in an OT loss to Florida, 5-4: a total of 13 games.
- Neither team had a power play tonight. This is the first time this season, that has happened in a Canucks hockey game.
- Canucks were 33 for 61 on face-offs, for 54.1 percent. Mike Zalewski was 5 for 7; Bo Horvat, 10 for 17; Linden Vey, 13 for 20.
- Linden Vey and Daniel Sedin had 4 shots each to lead Vancouver.
- Alex Edler led the Canucks with 5 hits; Jake Virtanen and Matt Bartkowski had 3 hits each.
- Chris Tanev had 3 blocked shots; Chris Tanev had 2 blocked shots.
- Emerson Etem led the Canucks with 4 giveaways in the game. The team had a total of 20 giveaways to the Bruins 23.
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STATISTICS COURTESY OF THE NHL AND VANCOUVER CANUCKS