Vancouver Leaves California With Perfect Road Trip As Former Duck Etem Scores Winner In 3-2 Win

VancouverCanucksCANUCKS BANTER     By Andrew Chernoff    April 1, 2016

The Vancouver Canucks (29-36-13) ended their 2-game California road trip tonight against the Anaheim Ducks (43-24-10), finishing off their 5-game season series, with a 3-2 win.

The Canucks snapped a 9 game “winless” streak (0-8-1), against the San Jose Sharks the night before 4-2 and were looking for a second consecutive win to sweep their road trip.

The Ducks entered the game having won five of their last seven games(5-1-1), and were looking to take top spot in the Pacific division with a win.

Former Anaheim Duck, Emerson Etem scored the wining goal with under seven minutes left in the game; Jannick Hansen contributed two assists; Bo Horvat had a goal and an assist. Dan Hamhuis had the other Canuck goal; Henrik Sedin and Alex Biega each had one assist.

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 01: Emerson Etem #26 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrates his goal with Bo Horvat #53 and Brendan Gaunce #50 to take a 3-2 lead over the Anaheim Ducks during the third period at Honda Center on April 1, 2016 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

ANAHEIM, CA – APRIL 01: Emerson Etem #26 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrates his goal with Bo Horvat #53 and Brendan Gaunce #50 to take a 3-2 lead over the Anaheim Ducks during the third period at Honda Center on April 1, 2016 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Jacob Markstrom snapped his five game losing streak with the victory, stopping 31 of 33 shots, for a .939 Sv%.

Both Chris Higgins and Linden Vey left the game late in the second period and did not return for the rest of the game.


Anaheim wasted little time making the home fans happy, as they scored on their first shot of the game at 48 seconds to take a 1-0 lead.

Josh Manson, his 5th goal of the season, assisted by Jakob Silfverberg (17) and Andrew Cogliano (21).

Vancouver would receive the first man advantage of the game, when Corey Perry would trip Chris Tanev at 4:44. Canucks would continue their power play woes, going 0 for 1.

Vancouver not only got behind early but the Canucks were also feeling the physical side of the Ducks, being out hit early, 7 hits to 1 for Vancouver.

The Canucks would provide some push back on the physical side, and with less than seven minutes left, they had 6 hits to the Ducks 12 hits, and had tied the Ducks at 6 shots apiece.

Vancouver would receive a late power play when Ryan Kesler would go off for slashing Jacob Markstrom at 17:18. The result would be another flat power play, Canucks going 0 for 2 with the man advantage in the period.

Period ends with Ducks up 1-0.

In the first period:
  • Vancouver out shot Anaheim 9-8 and won 10 of 18 face-offs.
  • Canucks out hit by Ducks 15 to 8.
  • Vancouver face-off leaders: Markus Granlund-1 for 5; Bo Horvat-4 for 5; Brendan Gaunce-1 for 3; Henrik Sedin-3 for 4; Linden Vey-1 for 1
  • Jared McCann- 3 shots; Chris Higgins- 2 shots.
  • Andrey Pedan: 3 hits, Emerson Etem: 2 hits
  • Vancouver power play 0 for 2
  • Canucks TOI: Dan Hamhuis-8:10; Bo Horvat-6:33; Emerson Etem-6:41; Chris Tanev-6:58; Ben Hutton-6:29; Matt Bartkowski-6:19; Daniel Sedin-6:39; Henrik Sedin-6:06; Alex Biega-6:36
  • Teams Corsi For:
    • Even Strength:  Vancouver-13; Ducks-11
    • All Strengths: Canucks-16; Anaheim-13
    • Top Canucks:
      • All Situations: Chris Tanev and Linden Vey +5 each; Chris Higgins, Emerson Etem, Dan Hamhuis: +4 each
      • Even Strength: Chris Tanev +5; Chris Higgins, Emerson Etem, Dan Hamhuis: +4 each

Canucks finished the opening period with the momentum in the game but not the lead, and they were hoping to continue battling and score a couple of hard-to-come-by goals, against this defensive minded Ducks team.

Vancouver got some shots within the first two minutes, and continued to do so, out shooting Anaheim 6 to 0 by the four minute mark of the period.

Finally, Bo Horvat would score between the legs of Ducks goalie John Gibson, on a sloppy Ducks line change, on the Canucks 7th shot of the period.

Horvat’s second goal in consecutive games, and 14th of the season, assisted by Jannick Hansen (15) at 4:22, to even up the game at 1-1.

Horvat’s goal was a career high, in just his second season in the NHL.

Tempers would spill over, as Nikita Tryamkin would get the Ducks attention, taking exception to some rough play by Tryamkin.

Both Tryamkin and the Duck’s Chris Stewart would get roughing penalties at 10:07.

Canucks were playing with a short bench late in the period with Chris Higgins and Linden Vey not taking their regular shifts on the ice and in the change room.

Last minute of the period, Alex Biega would put the Ducks on the power play as he would get a penalty for holding Ryan Getzlaf at 19:24.

In the second period:
  • Vancouver out shot Anaheim 13 to 8 and won 6 of 15 face-offs.
  • Canucks out hit by Ducks 10 to 8.
  • Canucks face-off leaders:Markus Granlund-1 for 3; Bo Horvat-1 for 3; Brendan Gaunce-0 for 3; Henrik Sedin-4 for 6; Linden Vey-1 for 1
  • Vancouver Time On Ice: Alex Biega-7:42; Dan Hamhuis-6:13; Chris Tanev-6:55; Ben Hutton-6:05; Henrik Sedin-6:59; Matt Bartkowski-7:48;  Jannick Hansen-6:22
  • Teams Corsi For:
    • Even Strength: Anaheim-14; Vancouver-25
    • All Strengths: Ducks-14; Canucks-25
    • Top Canucks After Two Periods:
      • All Situations: Chris Tanev, Ben Hutton, Daniel Sedin, Brendan Gaunce +6 each; Chris Higgins, Alex Burrows, Markus Granlund, Linden Vey, Dan Hamhuis +5 each
      • Even Strength: Chris Tanev and Brendan Gaunce +6 each; Chris Higgins, Dan Hamhuis, Markus Granlund, Ben Hutton, Daniel Sedin +5 each

Anaheim would start the 3rd period with the power play left over from the second period, and register a few shots in trying to get the go ahead goal but would go 0 for 1 on their power play.

The Ducks would use the momentum built up from their man advantage to carry the play against the Canucks nearing the five minute mark of the final period, building up an 8 to 2 lead on shots, but going 2 for 7 on face-offs.

Anaheim would regain the lead at 8:42 when Nate Thompson would score on a disputed goal that the Canucks felt was goalie interference but was rule good.

Thompson’s 2nd goal of the season, assisted by Chris Wagner (1), to make it 2-1 Anaheim.

With 9:28 left, Ducks out shooting Canucks 11 to 3; Vancouver 6 for 14 on face-offs; and both teams with 5 hits each.

Dan Hamhuis and the Canucks would pull even, as Hamhuis would score the equalizer to make it 2-2 at 11:02, assisted by Henrik Sedin (42) and Jannik Hansen (16) , just two minutes and twenty seconds after the Ducks went out in front.

Former Duck Emerson Etem would put Vancouver up by a goal at 3-2, as the Canucks scored twice in two minutes and twenty-one seconds.

Etem’s 4rth goal of the season, assisted by Alex Biega (5) and Bo Horvat (22) at 13:23.

With 2:22 left in the game, the Ducks pulled Gibson for a 6th attacker to get the tying goal.

The Ducks called a time-out with 45 seconds left to draw up a scoring plan to even up the game, while the Canucks took a breather.

Time would run out on Anaheim, as Vancouver would play spoilers again, in winning their second consecutive game to make their California road trip perfect, as they head back to Vancouver.

In the third period:
  • Vancouver was out shot by Anaheim 20 to 6 and only won 12 of 26 face-offs.
  • Canucks out hit Ducks 8 to 5.
  • Canucks Time On Ice: Dan Hamhuis-8:36; Daniel Sedin-6:54; Henrik Sedin- 7:06; Chris Tanev-8:36; Ben Hutton-8:02; Jannick Hansen-8:00
  • Teams Corsi For:
    • Even Strength: Vancouver-11; Anaheim-28
    • All Strengths: Ducks-34; Canucks-11
End Of The Game:
  • Vancouver finished with 28 shots, Anaheim 36 shots, and Canucks won 28 of 59 face-offs.
  • Vancouver had 24 hits to the Ducks 30 hits.
  • Canucks penalty kill was 1 for 1; power play was 0 for 2.
  • Vancouver Time On Ice: Ben Hutton-18:55; Dan Hamhuis-22:59; Matt Bartkowski-19:56; Chris Tanev-22:29; Daniel Sedin-19:45; Henrik Sedin-20:11; Alex Biega-19:29
  • Teams Corsi For:
    • Even Strength: Ducks-53; Canucks-49
    • All Strengths: Anaheim-61; Vancouver-52
    • Top Canucks in game:
      • All Situations: Chris Higgins, Linden Vey +5 each; Andrey Pedan, Brendan Gaunce and Alex Burrows +2 each.
      • Even Strength: Chris Higgins +5; Linden Vey +3; Andrey Pedan, Alex Burrows, Brendan Gaunce and Markus Granlund +2 each.

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