NHL Game Summary - Montreal at Vancouver
(Sunday, February 15th)
Final Score: Vancouver 4, Montreal 2
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Henrik and Daniel Sedin each recorded a goal and an assist, and the Vancouver Canucks continued to dominate the Montreal Canadiens in recent years with a 4-2 victory at GM Place.
Daniel Sedin moved into 10th all-time on the Canucks franchise list of goal scorers with his 172nd career tally, and Vancouver won for the fifth time in six games. Alexander Edler and Ryan Kesler also scored, while Roberto Luongo made 25 saves to earn the victory.
The Canucks are now 10-0-0 with a tie in their last 11 meetings with Montreal, not having dropped a game to the Canadiens since November 30, 2000.
Saku Koivu and Andrei Kostitsyn scored for Montreal, which has dropped five of six overall. Jaroslav Halak allowed four goals on 33 shots in the loss.
Vancouver got the early lead, as some nifty passing led to Daniel Sedin's wrist shot from the slot, which fluttered past Halak's glove at the 10:28 mark of the opening period.
The Canucks made it 2-0 less than a minute later, as Edler's slapshot from the point found the back of the net at 11:16.
Koivu pulled the Canadiens to within one late in the first, ripping a one- timer past Luongo with 1:46 showing on the clock.
Vancouver regained a two-goal lead late in the second period, as the Sedin twins succeeded on an odd man rush. Daniel dished to Henrik in the slot, and Henrik rocketed a one-timer past Halak with 49 seconds remaining in the middle frame for a 3-1 edge.
Kesler gave Vancouver a 4-1 lead at the 5:54 mark of the third, and Kostitsyn scored for Montreal with 2:27 to play.
Montreal hasn't won consecutive games since posting victories over Nashville and Ottawa on January 15 and 17...The Canadiens dropped to 1-3 on a season- high six-game road trip and will face Washington and Pittsburgh before returning home...Vancouver improved to 14-11-4 at home, while Montreal fell to 13-15-2 on the road...The Canucks totaled zero penalty minutes...Carey Price made one save in eight minutes of action in the third period for Montreal.
02/16 00:44:33 ET