NHL Game Summary - Carolina at Vancouver
(Sunday, October 17th)
Final Score: Vancouver 5, Carolina 1
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Mason Raymond had two goals and an assist as the Vancouver Canucks dominated the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-1, at Rogers Arena.
Mikael Samuelsson had a goal and two assists while Cory Schneider stopped 32 shots for the Canucks, who snapped a two-game slide.
"A lot of shots were from the outside. They only had a handful of real good opportunities. I thought we played well as a unit," Schneider said.
Patrick O'Sullivan scored the lone goal while Cam Ward was tagged for all five goals on 28 shots for the Hurricanes, who have dropped their past two games.
It was all Vancouver in the first period as the team scored twice in the first 10 minutes.
At the 5:37 mark, Andrew Alberts put the puck into the net when he got his second shot past Ward. Four minutes later, Jeff Tambellini backhanded a pass from the left side to the inside right circle where Raymond fired it home.
Halfway through the second period, the Canucks took a 3-0 lead. A turnaround pass from the left side by Tanner Glass went across the goalmouth to the right side where Samuelsson slammed it home.
O'Sullivan got Carolina on the board with 1:47 left in the second as his first goal of the season made it a 3-1 game.
Raymond notched his second goal of the game 6:25 into the third when he jammed it in from the right side for a 4-1 lead.
Ryan Kesler's one-timer at the right circle beat Ward over the glove for a power-play tally with 5:50 to play to cap the scoring in the game.
"It wasn't really a good game for us at all," said Carolina head coach Paul Maurice. "We came out flat, were outworked in both ends of the ice and weren't able to get anything going."
Vancouver plays in Minnesota on Tuesday...Carolina continues its western swing in San Jose on Tuesday...Vancouver has won five straight at home against Carolina...Vancouver scored twice on five power play opportunities while Carolina was 0-for-7 with the man advantage.
10/18 01:07:24 ET