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Canucks Slide By Coyotes And Pick Up A Win

It was last game against the Kings that the Canucks started strong, but quickly fizzled out.

Last night, they got behind early 2-0, but came storming back scoring three unanswered goals to top the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 in overtime.

All four goals in regulation came in the second period as Tobia Rieder, and Kevin Connauton got the Coyotes up quicky 2-0, but Radim Vrbata, and Luca Sbisa would tie it up at 2-2 before the end of the second period.

Jacob Markstrom got the start for the Canucks and got 32 saves in the win.

Louis Domingue started for the Coyotes making 28 saves in the loss. He has started in 21 of the last 23 games.

Rieder opened the scoring on Arizona’s first power play 2:57 into the second period, taking a pass from Alex Tanguay at the left hash marks and getting a shot past the block attempt of defenseman Sbisa before Markstrom could get across his crease for his 12th goal of the year.

Connauton doubled the lead after Vancouver failed to clear the zone 7:41 into the second. Tanguay worked the puck down to Anthony Duclair behind the net, and he passed back up to Connauton at the right faceoff dot for a shot over the glove of Markstrom. It was his 5th goal on the year.

Vrbata scored his 13th goal on the year on a breakaway with 8:05 left in the second, splitting the defense before beating Domingue with a deke to the backhand and shot over the right pad

Sbisa tied it 2-2 with a one-timer from between the top of the faceoff circles with 2:22 left in the second period. It was his first goal in 30 games dating to Oct. 27, and 2nd for the season.

To complete the comeback, Markus Granlund cashed in on the rebound off Jake Virtanen’s shot at 1:42 of the overtime session being left wide open in front of the net, putting in his 5th on the year.

Up next: The Canucks look to make it two in a row as the face the Nashville Predators Saturday night at Rogers Arena.

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