Canucks Youth Movement Dominate Senators In 5-3 Win

CANUCKS BANTER     By Andrew Chernoff    FEBRUARY 25, 2016

CANUCKS EXTEND WIN STREAK TO TWO GAMES

ETEM, BARTKOWSKI SCORE TWO GOALS EACH

GRANLUND GETS FIRST POINT AS CANUCK

The Ottawa Senators arrived in Vancouver riding a four game winning streak, and left the Pacific Coast with saddle soars, as the Canucks were not gracious hosts, winning their second straight 5-3, to inch closer to the Colorado Avalanche and the last NHL Western conference wild card spot.

VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 25: Bo Horvat #53 and Sven Baertschi #47 congratulate Matt Bartkowski #44 of the Vancouver Canucks of the Vancouver Canucks who scored two goals against the Ottawa Senators during their NHL game at Rogers Arena February 25, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 5-3. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

VANCOUVER, BC – FEBRUARY 25: Bo Horvat #53 and Sven Baertschi #47 congratulate Matt Bartkowski #44 of the Vancouver Canucks of the Vancouver Canucks who scored two goals against the Ottawa Senators during their NHL game at Rogers Arena February 25, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 5-3. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Emerson Etem with two goals; Matt Bartkowski with two goals and an assist; Jake Virtanen with a goal and an assist; Linden Vey with two assists; helpers from Derek Dorsett, Dan Hamhuis, Bo Horvat, Jared McCann and newcomer Markus Granland, led the Canucks to the win.

Ryan Miller stopped 27 of 30 shots for a .900 Sv% for his 14th win of the season, and second consecutive victory.

Ryan Miller has registered a .931 save percentage over his last 8 games and is 3-4-1 with a 2.13 GAA.

The Canucks moved within 8 points of Colorado for the final Western conference playoff wild card position with the win and have three games in-hand on the Avalanche.

VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 25: Ryan Miller #30 of the Vancouver Canucks peers through a crowd for the puck during their NHL game against the Ottawa Senators at Rogers Arena February 25, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

VANCOUVER, BC – FEBRUARY 25: Ryan Miller #30 of the Vancouver Canucks peers through a crowd for the puck during their NHL game against the Ottawa Senators at Rogers Arena February 25, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Both Daniel Sedin and Jannick Hansen both had their point streaks come to an end.  Sedin was 1-7=8 pts in his previous 5 consecutive games; while Hansen was 3-1=4 in his previous 3 consecutive games.

GAME REVIEW

The Canucks entered the game hoping to build on their victory over the Colorado Avalanche and they struck first with the opening goal against Ottawa.

Emerson Etem, with his 2nd goal of the season, on a backhand shot, buried it behind Senator’s goalie Craig Anderson at 4:38; assisted by Linden Vey (8) and Matt Bartkowski (10).

Ottawa responded with a goal of their own, after a review, less than five minutes later. Mike Hoffman, his 25th goal of the season, assisted by Dion Phaneuf (25) and Jean-Gabriel Pageau (14) at 9:25, to even the score at 1-1.

With 3:36 left in the period, Vancouver was out shooting the Senators 8-7, but were terrible on face-offs, winning only 3 of 11 draws. Canucks were laying the body down though, out hitting Ottawa 7-3.

With under a minute left in the opening period, the Canucks went on the power play, as Erik Karlsson at 19:11 was penalized for slashing on Henrik Sedin.

The period would end 1-1.

After one period:

  • Team Shots On Net: Senators-9; Canucks-8;  Team Hits: Senators-6; Canucks-9
  • Team Face-offs: Senators -9/17; Canucks-8/17; Team Blocked Shots: Canucks-3; Senators-1
  • Team Takeaways: Senators-3; Canucks-2;  Team Giveaways: Senators-3; Canucks-1
  • Power Play: Senators: 0/1;   Penalty Kill: Canucks: 1/1
  • Canucks Individual Shots:D.Dorsett & L.Vey: 2 each;  Canucks Individual Hits: 1 hit by 9 Canucks
  • Canucks Individual Face-offs: H.Sedin: 5/7; B.Horvat: 2/4; L.Vey: 1/2
  • Teams Corsi For:
    • EV 5v5—Senators-14; Canucks-10
    • All Strengths—Senators-16; Canucks-11
  • Canucks Individual Corsi For:
    • EV 5v5—J.Virtanen +2; 6 players with +1
    • All Strengths—J.Virtanen +2; 5 players with +1

Vancouver started the middle period with the power play for the first 1:12 but the Senators continued where they left off in the opening period as they had a couple of shorthanded scoring opportunities and took the play to the Canucks. The Canucks were scoreless on their man advantage.

Less than three minutes into the second period, the Canucks were being out shot 6-1 and were shorthanded as Derek Dorsett went to the sin bin for tripping Curtis Lazar at 2:38. Canucks would kill the penalty.

Alex Burrows of the Canucks and Zack Smith of Ottawa, would get penalties for roughing at 11:48, with Smith picking up an extra two minutes, putting Vancouver on their second power play of the game.

However, it would be the Senators who would score shorthanded, as Mark Stone would finally score on a shorthanded opportunity, at 13:02, assisted by Dion Phaneuf (26) and Jean-Gabriel Pageau (15), to make it 2-1 Ottawa.

Vancouver would get that goal back, less than a minute and a half later, as Matt Bartkowski would even up the score at 2-2, with his 4rth goal of the season, on a slapshot, at 14:25,; assisted by Markus Granlund (4) and Derek Dorsett (8).

Ottawa would retake the lead at 3-2 when Bobby Ryan would score his 21rst goal of the season at 17:25; assisted by Marc Methot (6).

The period would end with the Senators up 3-2.

After two periods:

  • Team Shots On Net: Senators-21; Canucks-21;  Team Hits: Senators-12; Canucks-17
  • Team Face-offs: Senators -16/31; Canucks-15/31;  Team Blocked Shots: Canucks-6; Senators-5
  • Team Takeaways: Senators-6; Canucks-4;  Team Giveaways: Senators-5; Canucks-6
  • Power Play: Senators: 0/2; Canucks: 0/2    Penalty Kill: Canucks: 2/2; Senators: 2/2
  • Canucks Individual Shots: D.Sedin-4; B.Horvat-3; Canucks Individual Hits: J.Virtanen-5; A.Biega-3
  • Canucks Individual Face-offs: H.Sedin-6/11; B.Horvat-5/8; L.Vey-3/4
  • Teams Corsi For:
    • EV 5v5—Senators-25; Canucks-27
    • All Strengths—Senators-32; Canucks-30
  • Canucks Individual Corsi For:
    • EV 5v5—M.Bartkowski +9; S.Baertschi +5; B.Horvat +4
    • All Strengths—M.Bartkowski +9; S.Baertschi +5; D.Sedin +3

Vancouver came into the final period of the game looking for a winning effort, and Matt Bartkowski tried his best on a disputed goal, scoring at 4:01, that the Senators claimed was offside, that tied the game at 3-3. The referees took a long time to make a decision and finally ruled that it was a good goal.

Bartkowski, his second goal of the game, his 5th goal of the season, on a slapshot, assisted by Jake Virtanen (4) and Dan Hamhuis (6).

At the six minute mark of the period, Canucks were out shooting Ottawa 7-2 and were 18 for 35 on face-offs for the game.

Vancouver would get their third power play of the game at with a chance to score with the man advantage and take the lead in the game. Zack Smith at 9:09 was sent off for high sticking Jared McCann.

The Canucks would not disappoint and finally score with the man advantage, as Jake Virtanen, his 5th goal of the season, with 10 seconds left in the power play, to make it 4-3 Vancouver. Assists would go to Bo Horvat (17) and Jared McCann (7) at 10:59.

Daniel Sedin would get an interference penalty, giving the Senators an opportunity to square the game up at four goals apiece, at 12:30, but the Canucks would kill the penalty.

With 2:34 left in the game, Ottawa pulled their goalie for a sixth attacker, to get the tying goal. Vancouver got a face-off with 1:51 left to pause the Senator’s attack.

Anderson came back in net for Ottawa and would stop a Canucks clearing out of their end, after the face-off. Soon after the Senators had their sixth attacker back on the ice, and with less than half a minute left, Emerson Etem would score an empty netter to seal the victory for the Canucks, making the score 5-3 Vancouver. His second goal of the game.

Etem, his 3rd goal of the season, assisted by Linden Vey (9) at 19:31.

After three periods:

  • Team Shots On Net: Senators-30; Canucks-36;   Team Hits: Senators-15; Canucks-23
  • Team Face-offs: Senators-27/49; Canucks-22/49; Team Blocked Shots: Canucks-12; Senators-8
  • Team Takeaways: Senators-8; Canucks-6;   Team Giveaways: Senators-8; Canucks-7
  • Power Play: Senators: 0/3; Canucks: 1/3    Penalty Kill: Canucks: 3/3; Senators: 2/3
  • Canucks Individual Shots: E.Etem & D.Sedin: 4 each;   Canucks Individual Hits: J.Virtanen-6; A.Biega & B.Horvat-3 each
  • Canucks Individual Face-offs: L.Vey-6/9; H.Sedin-7/15; B.Horvat-7/12; M.Granlund-0/6; J.McCann-2/7
  • Teams Corsi For:
    • EV 5v5—Senators-43; Canucks-44
    • All Strengths—Senators-50; Canucks-49
  • Canucks Individual Corsi For:
    • EV 5v5—S.Baertschi, J.McCann, H.Sedin, M.Bartkowski: +6 each; D.Sedin +5
    • All Strengths—J.McCann, S.Baertschi, M.Bartkowski: +7 each; H.Sedin & D.Sedin +6 each

Ottawa Senators @ Vancouver Canucks

2016-02-25
3 – 5
Final

 

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