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Markstrom Gets His First Win of the Season (Video)

With 5:08 remaining in the third period, Brandon Sutter, the newest addition this past off-season gave the Canucks the game winning goal right before Henrik Sedin scored an empty net goal to give the Canucks a 5-3 road win in Columbus over former bench boss John Tortorella.

Jacob Markstrom made 42 saves in his season debut, and did a stellar job all night leading the Canucks to a much needed road victory in order to turn this road trip around.

The Columbus blue Jackets opened up the scoring at the 6:35 mark of the first period when Boone Jenner scored his eighth goal of the year.

Shortly after, Jannik Hansen scored his fourth on the season at the 10:19 mark with assists going to both Daniel, and Henrik Sedin.

Daniel Sedin and Jannik Hansen each had a goal and three assists for Vancouver (7-4-5).

With less than three minutes left in the first period, Daniel Sedin increased the lead to 2-1 when he scored his fifth goal of the season.

The lead was short lived however, as Columbus tied it up before the period was done with Jack Johnson scoring another power play goal for the home team.

The second period saw no scoring, and to open up the scoring in the third, Cam Atkinson gave Columbus a 3-2 lead at 8:01 of the third with a shorthanded goal, taking an outlet from David Savard and beat Markstrom after three dekes.

That lead however only lasted for two minutes and four seconds as Henrik Sedin tipped in a Jannik Hansen pass.

The key takeaway for the Canucks should be that Markstrom is ready for real NHL games, and with more NHL games underneath his belt, his future in a Canucks jersey seems very bright.

Up Next: The Canucks visit the nation’s capital to face the Ottawa Senators for a Thursday afternoon matchup starting at 4:30pm.

 

Written by: Hamed Amiri

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