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Canucks Fight Back And Secure Road Win

Canucks Hold On To Beat Coyotes 4-3

Thursday night the San Jose Sharks stunned the Vancouver Canucks with a 3-2 come from behind victory.

Saturday night they met up once and the Canucks this time secured a 4-2 victory on the road.

The Canucks got three goals on the power play courtesy of Linden Vey, Daniel Sedin, and Dan Hamhuis.

Forward Alexandre Burrows, playing in his 750th NHL game, scored an empty-net goal for Vancouver (25-27-12) with 2:06 left. The Canucks ended a three-game losing streak.

Jacob Markstrom made 32 big saves in the win.

For the Sharks their two goals came off the sticks of Michael Haley, and Brent Burns.

James Reimer, who was acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs made his Sharks debut, and made 22 saves in the loss.

Haley gave the Sharks a 1-0 lead at 9:10 of the first period with his first goal of the season and third of his NHL career. He intercepted defenseman Ben Hutton‘s pass deep in Vancouver’s end, took a quick shot that Markstrom stopped and jammed the rebound between the goaltender’s legs.

But Haley drew a double minor for high-sticking Vancouver’s Sven Baertschi at 16:45, and the Canucks tied the game 1-1 when Vey scored a power-play goal at 18:28 for his 4th of the year. Reimer stopped Baertschi’s shot from above the left circle but couldn’t control the rebound, and Vey beat him with a backhand shot from left of the crease.

Daniel Sedin gave Vancouver a 2-1 lead at 2:12 of the second period on the Canucks’ fourth power play of the game. He was positioned right of the crease and redirected Baertschi’s wrist shot past Reimer for his 25th goal of the season and third in the past four games.

Down 2-1 heading into the third, the Sharks tied the game at 4:53 of the third. Joe Thornton hit Burns with a pass in the left circle, and he beat Markstrom with a snap shot for his 23rd goal, tops among NHL defensemen.

Six minutes later Vancouver would go ahead 3-2 at 10:28 on Hamhuis’ first goal of the season. Bo Horvat sent a cross-ice pass to Hamhuis, and the defenseman beat Reimer from close range on Vancouver’s sixth power play.

To round it off Burrows added an empty-net goal at 17:54 of the third period which was his 8th goal of the year.

Up next: The Canucks visit the Los Angeles Kings Monday night.

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