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NHL Game Summary - Washington at Vancouver



(Friday, October 27th)

Final Score: Vancouver 3, Washington 2 (SO)

Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Markus Naslund and Brendan Morrison scored in a shootout as the Vancouver Canucks bested the Washington Capitals, 3-2, at General Motors Place.

After Alexander Ovechkin's shot to tie the shootout at one went off the post, Morrison's tally barely squeezed through Olaf Kolzig's pads to secure the win for the Canucks. Naslund scored the first goal as he backhanded the disc past Kolzig during the shootout.

Jan Bulis and Taylor Pyatt each scored for the Canucks, who have won two in a row and four of their last five games. Roberto Luongo stopped 19-of-21 shots.

"We played great tonight, obviously for 60 minutes and I thought we deserved the two points," Luongo said.

Ovechkin and Dainius Zubrus each scored a goal while Kolzig made 42 saves for the Capitals, who have lost three of their last four contests.

"We have one point and we're a little bit disappointed, but we played pretty well in the second," Ovechkin said. "In the third period, I think Vancouver had more chances to win, but thanks to our goalie for keeping us in."

The Canucks got on the board first when Morrison fed a pass to Bulis, who snapped a wrister from between the circles that went under the arm of Kolzig at the 12:47 mark of the first stanza.

After Shaone Morrisonn's hooking penalty, Vancouver had six attackers on the ice as Luongo left the ice. Henrik Sedin took a shot from the right circle that was redirected by Pyatt into the net with under five minutes to play in the opening period.

The Capitals cut the lead in half with just over three minutes left in the second with a 5-on-3 advantage. Ovechkin tried to get the puck on net, but it bounced off Ryan Kesler right to Zubrus, who slid the disc past Luongo.

Washington evened the score almost 1 1/2 minutes later while still with the man advantage. Matt Bradley created the turnover in the Vancouver zone and passed the puck to Brian Sutherby, who dished the puck to Ovechkin outside the crease for the open-timer on the open net.

Game Notes

Luongo has an eight-game winning streak versus Washington...Pyatt has a five- game point streak...Washington hasn't won in Vancouver since February 14, 2001...Vancouver outshot Washington, 44-21, including 16-1 in the first and 15-2 in the third...The Capitals were 1-for-4 with the man advantage while the Canucks were 1-for-7 on the power play.

10/28 01:52:42 ET


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