NHL Game Summary - Vancouver at St. Louis |
(Thursday, January 29th)
Final Score: Vancouver 4, St. Louis 2
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Magnus Arvedson had two goals for the second
straight game to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-2 victory over the St.
Louis Blues at the Savvis Center.
Arvedson has been on a tear of late, tallying seven goals in his last seven
games after scoring just once in his first 33 contests. Daniel Sedin added a
goal and two assists for the Canucks, who have bounced back from three
straight losses with a four-game winning streak.
"It feels good, I can't lie about that," Arvedson said. "Not only the goal
scoring, but I feel real comfortable with the puck."
Markus Naslund also scored for Vancouver, while Johan Hedberg turned aside 31
shots for the win.
Mark Rycroft and Keith Tkachuk lit the lamp for the Blues, owners of a five
game winless streak (0-4-1). Chris Osgood made 23 saves in a losing effort.
"We've been going through a lot of stuff to get out of this funk," said
Rycroft. "Something's gotta work, we've got the same team that started best in
Trailing 1-0, the Canucks responded with two quick goals early in the third
frame to take a 2-1 lead.
Arvedson's seventh goal of the season 2:11 into the period got Vancouver on
the board. Sedin made a nice play to chip it ahead to Arvedson, who fired a
wrist shot to the top corner past Osgood's glove.
Naslund then scored his 28th of the campaign less than two minutes later to
put Vancouver in front with Dallas Drake in the box for a high-sticking foul.
Brendan Morrison sent a pass across the slot through traffic before falling to
his back, setting up Naslund for a one-timer at the right of the goal mouth.
Vancouver extended its lead to 3-1 on the strength of Arvedson's second goal
of the night. He beat Osgood five-hole on a soft shot from down low for the
After Tkachuk's tally trimmed the deficit to 3-2, Sedin scored on a breakaway
with 3:08 left to seal the victory. The puck got behind St. Louis' Doug
Weight, who tried to pinch in at the blue line, and Sedin was off to the
races, beating Osgood with a smooth backhand deke.
Rycroft ended 30 minutes of scoreless action when he beat Hedberg for his
seventh goal of the campaign.
The Canucks improved to 5-8-5-1 when trailing after two periods while St.
Louis is now 19-2-2 when leading after the first 40 minutes...The home team
fell for just the second time in the last 13 meetings between the two clubs
(9-2-2)...Vancouver finished 2-for-9 with the extra skater while the Blues
were scoreless in five power-play chances...The teams combined for 44 penalty
minutes in a tightly-officiated contest.
01/30 01:28:37 ET