Canucks Suffer Second Straight Loss, Islanders Win 3-2

CANUCKS BANTER     By Andrew Chernoff    MARCH 1, 2016

The Canucks looked to start March on a winning note, as they welcomed the New York Islanders to Rogers Place, for the last game of the season series between the two teams on Monday night.

Vancouver could not find a way to win against division rival San Jose on Sunday afternoon, and all the puck luck was bad against the Islanders, as the Canucks lost 3-2, New York’s first win on their Western Canada road trip, after losing to Edmonton.

Linden Vey with a power play goal, and Daniel Sedin with his second goal in consecutive games; Ben Hutton and Henrik Sedin with assists; and Jacob Markstrom stopped 21 of 24 shots for a .875 Sv%, to lead the Canucks.

VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 1: Henrik Sedin #33 congratulates goal scorer Daniel Sedin #22 of the Vancouver Canucks in front of Cal Clutterbuck #15 and Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders during their NHL game at Rogers Arena March 1, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. New York won 3-2. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

VANCOUVER, BC – MARCH 1: Henrik Sedin #33 congratulates goal scorer Daniel Sedin #22 of the Vancouver Canucks in front of Cal Clutterbuck #15 and Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders during their NHL game at Rogers Arena March 1, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. New York won 3-2. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Bo Horvat, Sven Baertschi, Jake Virtanen, Derek Dorsett had good games in a losing effort.

Jacob Markstrom is  now 6-4-1 in his last 11 game starts with a 2.59 GAA, and .914 Sv%.

VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 1: Ben Hutton #27 winces as Emerson Etem #26 and Jacob Markstrom #25 of the Vancouver Canucks follow the puck against the New York Islanders during their NHL game at Rogers Arena March 1, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

VANCOUVER, BC – MARCH 1: Ben Hutton #27 winces as Emerson Etem #26 and Jacob Markstrom #25 of the Vancouver Canucks follow the puck against the New York Islanders during their NHL game at Rogers Arena March 1, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Canucks started the game without Radim Vrbata (who missed his third consecutive game with a lower body injury)and Jannick Hansen (hurt in the morning skate) in the line-up. Yannik Weber was moved upfront in a forward assignment as a 4rth line winger, as Brendan Gaunce recalled from the Utica Comets earlier in the day, did not make it in time for the game puck drop.

San Jose Sharks are up next for Vancouver, on Thursday night.

GAME REVIEW

The Canucks started the game out shooting the Islanders 3-0 in the first three and a half minutes of the game, but the Islanders would score the first goal of the game, on their first shot of the game, as the puck deflected off Dan Hamhuis and past Jacob Markstrom, to put New York up 1-0.

Travis Hamonic, his 5th goal, at 4:20, assisted by Matt Martin (9) and Casey Cizikas (17).

With 10:20 left in the period, the Canucks got the first power play of the game, as the Islanders had too many men on the ice. The Canucks were out dueling the Islanders in the face-off wins, 6 for 8 at this point of the game.

The Canucks would capitalize on the man advantage, as Linden Vey would score off a Ben Hutton rebound, and tie the game up at 1-1 at 10:42. Vey, his 3rd goal of the season, assisted by Ben Hutton (18), on the power play.

With seven minutes left in the first period, Canucks were out shooting New York 5-1 and were 9 for 11 in the face-off circle.

The Islanders would go to the power play with 5:15 left in the opening period, as Matt Bartkowski would visit the sin bin for boarding.

The Islanders had no shots on their power play as Vancouver were successful in killing it. The Islanders only shot up to this point was at 4:20 of the period, when they scored.

The Islanders went 14:30 in the period between shots.

After one period:

  • Team Shots: Islanders-2    Canucks-6
  • Team Face-offs: Islanders-6/16   Canucks-10/16
  • Team Hits: Islanders-15     Canucks-5
  • Team Blocked Shots: Canucks-6    Islanders-6
  • Team Takeaways: Islanders-3     Canucks-1
  • Team Giveaways: Islanders-4     Canucks-1
  • Power Play: Islanders: 0/1      Canucks: 1 /1
  • Penalty Kill: Canucks: 1 /1      Islanders: 0/1
  • Canucks Individual Shots: 6- Canucks with 1 shot each
  • Canucks Individual Hits: 5-Canucks with 1 hit each
  • Canucks Individual Face-offs: J.McCann-2/3; B.Horvat-2/2; M.Granlund-3/4; H.Sedin-3/5
  • Teams Corsi For:
    • EV 5v5—Sharks-11    Canucks-10
    • All Strengths—Sharks-11    Canucks-13
  • Canucks Individual Corsi For:
    • EV 5v5—D.Dorsett +3; L.Sbisa +3; B.Horvat +2; L.Vey  +2
    • All Strengths—L.Vey +5; S.Baertschi +4; B.Hutton +4; L.Sbisa +3; D.Dorsett +3
  •  Corsi For measures the shot attempt differential of a player while on the ice including shots on goal, missed shots and blocked shots for and against.

The Canucks started the middle frame like the first, out playing the Islander. The were outshooting them 3-0 at the five minute mark of the period and continuing to get scoring chances to go up by a goal.

At 7:33, Emerson Etem of the Canucks and Travis Hamonic of the Islanders received five minutes each for fighting.

The game continued to be physical as the Islanders continued to challenge Vancouver. Derek Dorsett of Vancouver and Matt Martin of the Islanders, would receive fighting majors at 11:43.

VANCOUVER, BC – MARCH 1: Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders and Derek Dorsett #15 of the Vancouver Canucks fight during their NHL game at Rogers Arena March 1, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Jacob Markstrom made an outstanding save on a deflection by Ben Hutton on his own net, to keep the score at 1-1 with 5:30 left in the game. The Islanders would challenge the call, and after a review, the referees would rule the puck clearly crossed the goal line to give the Islanders a 2-1 lead.

Anders Lee, his 10 goal, on a deflected shot off Ben Hutton, assisted by Thomas Hickey (7) and Kyle Okposo (32).

Islander 2-1 after two periods.

After two periods:

  • Team Shots: Islanders-11     Canucks-19
  • Team Face-offs: Islanders-19/34     Canucks-15/34
  • Team Hits: Islanders-24       Canucks-11
  • Team Blocked Shots: Canucks-10      Islanders-12
  • Team Takeaways: Islanders-4    Canucks-2
  • Team Giveaways: Islanders-8    Canucks-1
  • Power Play: Islanders: 0/1      Canucks:   1 /1
  • Penalty Kill: Canucks: 1/1       Islanders:     0/1
  • Canucks Individual Shots: A.Biega-3; 4-Canucks with 2
  • Canucks Individual Hits: 9-Canucks with 1 hit each
  • Canucks Individual Face-offs: B.Horvat-6/7; M.Granlund-4/7; H.Sedin-3/13
  • Teams Corsi For:
    • EV 5v5—Sharks-33     Canucks-26
    • All Strengths—Sharks-26     Canucks-36
  •  Canucks Individual Corsi For:
    • EV 5v5—B.Horvat +7; D.Dorsett +6; L.Vey +6; D.Hamhuis +5; S.Baertschi +5
    • All Strengths—L.Vey +9; S. Baertschi +8; B.Horvat +7; D.Dorsett +6; J.Virtanen +5
  • Corsi For measures the shot attempt differential of a player while on the ice including shots on goal, missed shots and blocked shots for and against.

Vancouver would get an early third period scoring opportunity in the opening seconds of the period when Sven Baertschi was robbed by the Islanders Thomas Greiss.

The Canucks would get their second power play of the game when Sven Baertschi was tripped by Travis Harmonic at 3:48. Vancouver would be unable to strike for a second goal on the power play and the game would remain 2-1 Islanders.

With 12:57 left, the Canucks were getting their chances but the Islanders were out shooting Vancouver in the period 7-6 and were dominating the face-offs in the game having won, 24 of 42 up to this point.

Daniel Sedin would score his 24rth goal of the season, and second in two games, at 10:52, assisted by Henrik Sedin (38), to tie the game at 2-2.

The Islanders would respond quickly, to retake the lead at 3-2, when a bouncing slap shot by Thomas Hickey would elude Markstrom and go in at 12:55.

With 2:28 left in regulation play,  Jacob Markstrom was pulled by the Willie Desjardins for an extra attacker, in an effort to get the equalizing goal and tie the game.

Vancouver had great puck movement and pressure in the Islander end, and great chances to get the 3-3 goal but with all the bodies in front of the net, and Thomas Griess stopping the shots that made it on net, the Canucks would run out of time.

Canucks, another one goal loss, 3-2 to the Islanders, and their second consecutive loss on their five game home stand.

End of game:

  • Team Shots: Islanders-24      Canucks-33
  • Team Face-offs: Islanders-32/57       Canucks- 25/57
  • Team Hits: Islanders-29      Canucks-13
  • Team Blocked Shots: Canucks- 13      Islanders-17
  • Team Takeaways: Islanders-6        Canucks-4
  • Team Giveaways: Islanders-11      Canucks-5
  • Power Play: Islanders: 0 /1        Canucks: 1/2
  • Penalty Kill: Canucks: 1/ 1         Islanders: 1/2
  • Canucks Individual Shots: S.Baertschi-5; D.Sedin-4; J.Vertanen-4
  • Canucks Individual Hits: S.Baertschi-2; J.Virtanen-2; L.Sbisa-2
  • Canucks Individual Face-offs: M.Granlund-9/14; B.Horvat-7/11; J.McCann-3/6
  • Teams Corsi For:
    • EV 5v5—Sharks-43      Canucks-54
    • All Strengths—Sharks-44       Canucks-59
  •  Canucks Individual Corsi For:
    • EV 5v5—S.Baertschi +16; J. Virtanen +14; M.Granlund +9
    • All Strengths—S.Baertschi +18; J.Virtanen +15; M.Granlund +9
  • Corsi For measures the shot attempt differential of a player while on the ice including shots on goal, missed shots and blocked shots for and against.

New York Islanders @ Vancouver Canucks

2016-03-01

Final

 

 

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