Vancouver 5, Toronto 3

Saturday, December 17, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Vancouver 19-11-0-2 8-4-0-1 11-7-0-1 W1
Toronto 16-13-2-1 7-5-2-1 9-8-0-0 L2


Alex Burrows and Chris Higgins had a goal and an assist apiece as the Vancouver Canucks continued to dominate Toronto, defeating the host Maple Leafs 4-2 Saturday night.

Daniel Sedin scored the game winner and added a helper while Jannik Hansen and Mason Raymond added goals for the Canucks, who finished off a 3-1-1 East Coast road trip by beating Toronto for the ninth consecutive time.

Joffrey Lupul, Tyler Bozak and Phil Kessel countered for the Maple Leafs, who have dropped six of eight.

After Higgins and Lupul traded goals early in the first period, Raymond gave the Canucks the lead in the opening minute of the middle frame. The veteran forward pounced on a loose puck and pounded it past Leafs netminder Jonas Gustavsson from close range for his third goal in six games since returning from a serious back injury.

Bozak evened things at 7:33 with a sensational individual effort, skidding to a backwards stop in the slot before flipping a backhand into the top right corner past Roberto Luongo.

Sedin restored the Vancouver lead 44 seconds remaining in the period, taking a Burrows feed and jousting it past Gustavsson on the short side.

Burrows put the game away with 5:54 remaining, gliding into the slot before wiring a shot in off the right post.

Top Game Performances

Vancouver   Toronto
Alexandre Burrows 2 Points Tyler Bozak 3
Alexandre Burrows 1 Goals Tyler Bozak 1
Alexandre Burrows 1 Assists Tyler Bozak 2
N/A Power Play Goals Joffrey Lupul 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Roberto Luongo .897 Save Percentage Jonas Gustavsson .861
Roberto Luongo 26 Saves Jonas Gustavsson 31

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 36 5 0-1 0-1 4 36
Toronto 29 3 1-1 1-1 4 34

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play its next game at home against Los Angeles. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .625 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play its next game at home against Minnesota. The Canucks have a W/L % of .526 after a win and .692 after a loss.
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