NHL Game Summary - St. Louis at Vancouver
(Thursday, March 15th)
Final Score: Vancouver 3, St. Louis 2
Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Daniel Sedin tipped in the winning goal on the power play, 1:09 into overtime, as the Canucks topped St. Louis, 3-2, winning for the sixth time in eight games.
Henrik Sedin and Trevor Linden both scored for the Canucks, who also received 20 saves from Roberto Luongo.
The Canucks maintained a one-point lead on Minnesota for first place in the Northwest Division.
"Today we came out strong. We got the puck in and forechecked really hard. That was the difference," Daniel Sedin said. "We had a lot of scoring chances but we have to believe if we keep shooting they're going to go in."
Jamal Mayers and Petr Cajanek scored in the third period to rally the Blues, who have dropped three in a row and five of six. Curtis Sanford made 34 saves in a losing cause.
"We've got a lot of drive on this team and we battled back," Blues coach Andy Murray said. "It's real interesting tonight, the Canucks were better but we had a couple chances to win it in the last minute or so. It would have been interesting to go into overtime at even strength 'cause we were really coming on."
There were just three penalties in the game, but two were to St. Louis' Eric Brewer, a double-minor for roughing with 50 seconds left in the third period. That gave the Canucks an extended power play, and they cashed in early in the OT.
Henrik Sedin held the puck at the bottom of the left circle before sending a pass across the crease to his twin brother, who deposited the disc past an outstretched and out-of-position Sanford.
Henrik Sedin scored 1:30 into the second period on a mini-breakaway and it became 2-0 when Linden tallied 9:35 into the third on a backhander after a 4-on-2 break.
Mayers and Cajanek scored 3:35 apart to tie the game. Mayers' goal came on a shot from the bottom of the left circle, and Cajanek scored off a scramble in front.
Vancouver is 3-1 this season against the Blues...St. Louis has just two wins in its last 11 visits to Vancouver...The Canucks are 22-1-4 when leading after two periods this season.
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