Game Review: Ottawa Hands Vancouver Third Straight Loss

VANCOUVER, BC – OCTOBER 25: Henrik Sedin #33 and Daniel Sedin #22 of the Vancouver Canucks skate up ice against the Ottawa Senators during their NHL game at Rogers Arena October 25, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Ottawa won 3-0. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)


andrewchernoff By Andrew Chernoff

October 25, 2016

Vancouver (4-2-1=9 pts) played the first game of a three game homestand tonight at Rogers Arena against Eastern conference opponent, Ottawa Senators (4-2-0=8 pts), and were shutout 3-0 for the first time this season.

Vancouver came into the game with a home record of 4-0-0, looking for their fifth consecutive home win of the young season. It was not to be.

Vancouver suffered their third straight loss, second consecutive regulation loss of the season.

The Canucks sit tied with three other teams for 5th place in the NHL  and are in 2nd place in the Pacific division, with 9 points.

Canucks starting goalie Ryan Miller, stopped 25 of 27 shots in the game.

Miller, after three game starts, has a 1.97 GAA and a .933 SV%. He is now 1-2-0 for the season.

Defenseman Tory Stecher and forward Jayson Megna were in the lineup tonight, making their regular season debuts.

VANCOUVER, BC – OCTOBER 25: Troy Stecher #51 of the Vancouver Canucks steps on the ice for his first NHL game against the Ottawa Senators at Rogers Arena October 25, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Stecher had 22:35 of time on the ice, while Megna had 11:19 for the game.

In the first, Ryan Dzingal, with his 3rd goal of the season would put the Senators up on the scoreboard first, at 7:38, assisted by Derick Brassard (3) and Marc Methot (2). Ottawa up 1-0 after one period.

Troy Stecher had the second most minutes played for Vancouver in the opening period of his first regular season game in the NHL, with 7:58, right behind his defensive partner, Alex Edler who registered 7:59 of playing time.

The middle frame had no scoring, so the period ended as did the first, 1-0 Senators.

In the third, Ryan Dzingal would score his second of the game, assisted by Bobby Ryan (2) and Chris Wideman (3) at 2:12, to give the Senators a two goal lead, up 2-0.

Canucks pulled Miller with 3:13 left on clock, for a sixth attacker.

The game would be sealed for Ottawa, with an empty-net goal by Jean-Gabriel Pageau (1), making it 3-0 Senators, assisted by Mark Stone (4) at 17:41.

Ottawa the victors going away 3-0.

In brief:

  • Canucks trailed 1-0 after one; 1-0 after two.
  • Vancouver outshot by Ottawa 28-22 in the game.
  • The Vancouver penalty kill was 1 for 1, with 0 shots against; 0 shots for; 0 shorthanded goals for; the power play was 0 for 1, with 0 shots for, 1 shot against and 0 shorthanded goals against.

Next Game: Oct 28, 2016: Edmonton vs Canucks at Rogers Arena @7 p.m. PST

Canucks Post Game Notes

Regular Season Game 7, Home Game 5

Final Score      1     2     3     OT   SO     F
Ott                         1     0      2        –       –       3
Van                        0    0      0       –       –       0

Ott: 4-2-0 (Road: 1-1-0)
Van: 4-2-1 (Home: 4-1-0)

Stats: SF  SA   PP    PK    PIM     CF          CA       SCF    SCA    HITS 
Ott       28   22    0-1   1-1         2      49(42)   47(45)    15(13)    27(25)     18
Van     22   28     0-1   1-1         2      47(45)   49(42)   27(25)    15(13)      19
                                              5v5 stats in parenthesis for CF & CA                                                                SCF=scoring chances for; SCA=scoring chances against.


  • Total: 36-59: 61 percent
    • defensive zone:16-26: 62 percent
    • offensive zone: 10-17: 59 percent
    • neutral zone: 10-16: 63 percent
  • Horvat was 6-9; H.Sedin, 12-20; Sutter, 13-21; Gaunce, 5-7; Granlund, 0-2

Game Stats Reports:  Game, Face-OffsShotsEvent


  • Troy Stecher and Jayson Megna are the latest two players to make their debut for the Canucks in the last year. The other 19 are:
    • Ben Hutton, Brendan Gaunce, Andrey Pedan, Jared McCann, Alex Friesen, Jake Virtanen, Hunter Shinkaruk, Alex Grenier, Nikita Tryamkin, Markus Granlund, Richard Bachman, Matt Bartkowski, Brandon Sutter, Taylor Fedun, Emerson Etem, Adam Cracknell, Jack Skille, Loui Ericksson, Philip Larsen.
  • Loui Ericksson led the Canucks with 4 shots; Jack Skille and Sven Baertschi had 3 shots.
  • Erik Gudbranson led all Canucks with 4 hits; Alex Edler and Jake Virtanen had 3 hits.
  • Luca Sbisa had 3 blocked shots.
  • Vancouver had 9-blocked shots; 8-giveaways; 5-takeaways, 15-shot attemps blocked and 10-missed shots, in the game.
  • Corsi Tidbits:
    • Canucks had 7 players with a positive Corsi For (All Situations):
      • Troy Stecher +6; Alex Edler +5; Jake Virtanen and Brendan Gaunce +4.
    • Vancouver had 9 players with a positive Corsi For (5-on-5):
      •  Troy Stecher +7; Alex Edler +6; Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin +5.
    • Defensemen:
      • All Strengths:
        • Philip Laresen: CorsiFor +9, CorsiAgainst  -15: for a -6 Corsi
        • Ben Hutton: CorsiFor +11, CorsiAgainst -17: for a -6 Corsi
      • 5 on 5:
        • Ben Hutton: CorsiFor +9, CorsiAgainst -13: for a -4 Corsi
        • Philip Larsen: CorsiFor +8, Corsi Against -11: for a -3 Corsi
    • Forwards:
      • All Strengths:
        • Bo Horvat: CorsiFor +9, CorsiAgainst -16: for -7 Corsi
        • Sven Baertschi: CorsiFor +9, CorsiAgainst -15: for -6 Corsi
      • 5 on 5:
        • Bo Horvat: CorsiFor +9, CorsiAgainst -15: for -6 Corsi
        • Sven Baertschi: Corsi For +9, CorsiAgainst -15: for -6 Corsi

Note: Corsi stats from and

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