Vancouver’s Consecutive Win Streak In Regulation Ends At 5 With 2-1 OT Loss To New Jersey

VANCOUVER, BC - JANUARY 15: Luca Sbisa #5 of the Vancouver Canucks takes a shot past Taylor Hall #9 of the New Jersey Devils during their NHL game at Rogers Arena January 15, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC – JANUARY 15: Luca Sbisa #5 of the Vancouver Canucks takes a shot past Taylor Hall #9 of the New Jersey Devils during their NHL game at Rogers Arena January 15, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

andrewchernoff By Andrew Chernoff

Jan 15, 2017

Vancouver (20-19-6=46 pts) played the first game of a three game homestand tonight at Rogers Arena against Eastern conference rivals, New Jersey Devils (18-18-9=45 pts).

Canucks Consecutive Win Streak In Regulation Ends At 5 Games With OT Loss 

The Canucks lost a tough came, a 2-1 loss to the Devils in overtime, ending their win streak at 5 consecutive wins in regulation, but stay undefeated in their last 6 games at home in regulation.

Vancouver entered the game with a home record of 15-6-2, 7th best in the NHL and winners of their last 5 home games, over: Los Angeles, Anaheim, Edmonton, Colorado, and Arizona.

Canucks are now 7-1-2 in their last 10 home games, for best home record in the NHL since Dec 15.

Canucks In Playoff Hunt, 4 Points Out Of First Wild Card

Vancouver continues in 6th place in the Pacific division, with 46 points, 2 points behind 5th place Los Angeles, 3 points behind 4th place Calgary; 14 points ahead of 7th, and last place, Arizona.

The Flames and Kings presently occupy the two wild card playoff positions.

Game Review

The first period was scoreless. Loui Eriksson scored his 10th of the season to open the scoring and make it 1-0 Vancouver in the second period at 6:31; Kyle Quincey tied the game at 1-1 for the Devils before the end of the 2nd at 16:57.

 

In the third, the Devils scored a challenged goal at 15:53 by Blake Coleman, his 1st of the season, unassisted, to put New Jersey up by a goal at 2-1. Canucks claimed offside on the play. It was determined that the play was indeed offside, and the score remained unchanged.

The game would be decided in overtime, with New Jersey scoring at 1:28, on a goal by Taylor Halls, his 11th.

Henrik Sedin collected his 19th helper of the season, while Daniel earned his 14 assist on the Eriksson goal.

Markstrom Takes Loss
VANCOUVER, BC - JANUARY 15: Adam Henrique #14 of the New Jersey Devils attempts to deflect the puck past goaltender Jacob Markstrom #25 of the Vancouver Canucks during their NHL game at Rogers Arena January 15, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC – JANUARY 15: Adam Henrique #14 of the New Jersey Devils attempts to deflect the puck past goaltender Jacob Markstrom #25 of the Vancouver Canucks during their NHL game at Rogers Arena January 15, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Jacob Markstrom stopped 20 of 22 shots, and with the OT loss now has a record of 8-9-3, with a 2.59 GAA, and .912 Sv%.

Sutter Points Streak Comes To An End

Brandon Sutter entered the game on a 2 game points streak (2-1=3 pts / 2 Games), and had no points tonight.

The Canucks continue their 3-game homestand with visits from Nashville (Jan. 17) and Florida (Jan. 20). Vancouver then hits the road for three games prior to the All-Star break: At Chicago (Jan. 22), at Colorado (Jan. 25) and at Arizona (Jan. 26).

In Brief:

  • The Canucks have opened the scoring 16 times this season and are 9-4-2 when scoring first. They are 11-15-3 when the opposition scores first.
  • The Canucks have earned at least one point in 12 of their last 15 home games (9-3-3).
  • Vancouver is now 6-3-2 in their last 10 games played against the Devils (1-3-2 in their last 5 games).
  • New Jersey and Vancouver were even in shots, 22-22
  • Canucks 0 for 3 on the power play; with 4 shots for
  • Vancouver 1 for 1 on the penalty kill, with 1 shot against, 1 shot for
  • Canucks out hit 29-21 by Calgary; had 7 blocked shots
  • Vancouver were 27 for 52 in faceoffs, for 52 percent
  • Brandon Sutter was 10 for 13, 77 percent in faceoff circle
  • Canucks finished with 9 attempted shots blocked, 9 missed shots, led by:
    • Alex Biega, 1 attempted shot blocked, 2 missed shots
    • Alex Burrows, 2 attempted shots blocked
    • Brandon Sutter, 3 missed shots
  • Daniel Sedin led Canucks with 4 shots; Loui Eriksson and Brandon Sutter, had 3 shots each

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