The Vancouver Canucks scored three first-period objectives and Thatcher Demko made 27 saves in a 4-Zero victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday evening at Bell MTS Place.
Nate Schmidt, J.T. Miller and Nils Hoglander scored early because the Canucks (9-14-2) ended the Jets’ four-game successful streak. Elias Pettersson sealed the victory with an empty-net purpose.
Demko’s first profession shutout helped give the Canucks their first victory in 5 video games.
After being held to at least one shot on purpose over the primary eight-plus minutes, Nate Schmidt despatched a fluttering shot from the excessive slot previous a screened Connor Hellebuyck at 8:28.
An analogous play simply 18 seconds later doubled Vancouver’s lead. This time Schmidt’s level shot was redirected by Miller at 8:46.
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Vancouver’s second power-play unit used the identical formulation to increase the lead at 14:50. Tyler Myers despatched a wrist shot from contained in the blue line that Hoglander tipped to make it 3-0.
Demko, in the meantime, was regular if unspectacular within the Vancouver internet, giving up few rebounds and coming by when wanted.
The Jets, who fell to 8-4-1 at house, appeared extra impressed within the second interval however had problem delivering any sustained strain.
The Jets pulled Hellebuyck with over 5 minutes left in regulation. Winnipeg hit the put up on a deflected shot however Pettersson put the sport away at 16:26.
The Canucks had 19 pictures on purpose and improved to 4-8-Zero on the street.
After Tuesday’s sport, the Jets will take to the street for 12 of their subsequent 14 video games.
The Canucks will return house to kick off a five-game homestand Thursday towards the Toronto Maple Leafs at Rogers Arena.
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