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Santorelli's marker lifts Canucks past Blues
Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Santorelli's goal early in the third period lifted the Vancouver Canucks over the St. Louis Blues, 2-1, on Friday.
Zac Dalpe also lit the lamp for the Canucks, who snapped a five-game skid. Eddie Lack stopped 30-of-31 shots.
"Lack was really good tonight. He made key saves. It's a big win for us," said Canucks coach John Tortorella.
Alex Pietrangelo scored for the Blues, who had a seven-game winning streak stopped. Brian Elliott turned aside 20-of-22 shots.
"We created some chances. He made some good saves, we couldn't bury a couple and the difference is a one-goal loss on the road," said Blues forward David Backes.
The Blues outshot the Canucks by a 12-5 margin in a scoreless first period.
Vancouver got on the board at 1:31 of the second period. Daniel Sedin's shot from the left point was deflected in by Dalpe.
Pietrangelo's slap shot from the right point at the 7:49 mark made it a 1-1 game.
Santorelli scored 5:56 into the third to give Vancouver a 2-1 lead. Jason Garrison's shot from the high slot was redirected by Santorelli.
Lack made 10 saves over the final 20 minutes to secure the victory.
The Blues entered Friday's game with five goals or more in each of their previous four games ... St. Louis fell to 14-5-3 on the road this season ... The Blues signed forward Ryan Reaves to a four-year contract extension on Friday.
01/11 02:12:22 ET