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Jets Takeoff Against The Vancouver Canucks

With a win Monday night the Vancouver Canucks could have done something they have not all season long – win three games in a row.

Yeah, it has been that painful of a season for the Canucks (27-29-12) who allowed a Winnipeg Jets (29-35-5) team to score five goals on them.

The Jets rattled off the first five goals coming off the sticks of Marko Dano (2 goals), Tyler Myers, Alexander Burmistrov, and Mark Scheifele.

In the loss, Jared McCann, and Jake Virtanen scored their 8th, and 7th goals respectively.

Vancouver was outshooting the Jets 7-1 when Dano opened the scoring 4:28 into the first period, driving to the net to deflect Myers’ pass over the glove of a sliding Markstrom potting his 3rd on the year.

The Canucks were still stuck at seven shots when Myers scored on the Jets’ ninth shot with 3:15 left in the first, a pass attempt that deflected off a leg and between the legs of Markstrom to make it 2-0. It was his 9th on the year.

Winnipeg made it 3-0 with 2:20 left in the second period after Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis bobbled the puck backpedaling into his zone, creating a 3-on-2 that Burmistrov finished with a high shot over a screened Markstrom from the top of the faceoff circle for his 7th on the year.

In the third the Jets kept their foot on the pedal.

Scheifele finished a 2-on-0 pass from Blake Wheeler after Hamhuis fell in his own end at 2:53 of the third to make it 4-0 for his 23rd.

Dano added his second on a deflection at 6:45 to give Winnipeg a 5-0 lead. It was the third goal and fifth point in four games for Dano after going pointless in his first five games with the Jets.

Michael Hutchinson made 26 saves for the Jets but lost his shutout bid when Jared McCann scored 8:57 into the third period, ending a 25-game goal drought.

In the loss, Jacob Markstrom made 24 saves.

Up next: The Canucks welcome the Colorado Avalanche to town Wednesday.

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