Oh former captain my captain! Canucks top Capitals
The Canucks bounced back from a disappointing loss last night, and beat the struggling Washington Capitals 4-2.
Roberto Luongo had a strong game, stopping 25 of 27 shots, and Daniel Sedin had two goals, while defencemen Christian Ehrhoff and Alex Edler potted the other two.
Jannik Hansen was the most noticable Canuck on the ice all night long, getting two assists and a slew of scoring chances.
But let's take it from the top.
The Canucks started the game with a bang, out shooting the Cap's 15-8 in the first period. It was, however, the Capitals that struck first.
Matt Hendricks snuck by Alex Edler, went in on Vancouver Roberto Luongo and scored right underneath Luongo's glove for his fifth of the season.
Alex Edler sucked some life out of the building when he scored on a harmless looking slapshot that went 5 hole on Capitals goaltender Semyon Valarmov. Valarmov had 31 saves in a losing cause.
In the second period, the Canucks drew blood on the powerplay, with Christian Ehrhoff scoring his seventh on another slapshot from the blueline.
Shortly after, Jannik Hansen made a terrific play, as he poke checked a Capitals player at their own blueline; the puck squirted free to Daniel Sedin who walked in alone on Valarmov and scored just over the pad.
The Capitals made it interesting in the third when Marcus Johanssen scored on a one timer with about ten minutes left in the third, but Daniel Sedin put the game out of reach when he scored his second of the game into an empty net.
The Canucks play next in Minnesota