NHL Game Summary - Vancouver at Anaheim|
(Friday, January 25th)
Final Score: Vancouver 5, Anaheim 0
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Cory Schneider stopped all 30 shots he faced to
earn his fifth career shutout, as the Vancouver Canucks blanked the Anaheim
Ducks, 5-0, on Friday at Honda Center.
"Tonight was a positive step in the right direction," Schneider said. "The
guys let me see the puck pretty good. Hats off to our guys for a solid
effort. It's a team effort when you get a shutout."
Mason Raymond scored twice, Daniel Sedin added a goal and an assist, and Aaron
Volpatti and Zack Kassian registered a goal apiece for the Canucks, who
avenged a 7-3 season-opening loss to the Ducks in Vancouver.
"They came into our barn and did a number on us," Raymond remarked. "Tonight
we returned the favor. We were able to capitalize on our power play. When we
were up 3-0, we never stopped pushing."
Jonas Hiller was charged for all five goals on 34 shots in the setback,
Anaheim's first of the season.
"They're pretty good on the power play," Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau admitted
of the Canucks. "You make a mistake against those guys, they're going to make
Sedin opened the scoring near the midpoint of the first with Vancouver on a 5-
on-3 advantage when his twin brother, Henrik, slid a nice feed from the left
side of the net through the slot where Daniel was waiting just below the right
circle before one-timing the puck past Hiller for a 1-0 lead at the 9:13 mark.
The Canucks added another power-play tally in the latter stages of the first
when Raymond tipped a cross-ice feed from Alexandre Burrows off the right
post, but had the hand-eye coordination to knock the puck out of mid-air and
into the back of the net for a 2-0 lead at the 18:40 mark.
Volpatti added an even-strength goal in the middle stanza before the Canucks
added two more in the third to put the game out of reach.
Kassian's power-play goal just 1:18 into the third pushed the margin to four
before Raymond capped the scoring with a wrister with just under five minutes
Vancouver finished 3-for-9 on the power play, while Anaheim went 0-for-2 on
the man advantage ... Henrik Sedin finished with two assists ... Schneider
gave up five goals on 14 shots in Vancouver's season-opening loss to the
01/26 01:27:42 ET