Vancouver 5, Anaheim 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, December 29, 2011 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Vancouver 24-12-0-2 11-5-0-1 13-7-0-1 W3
Anaheim 10-20-2-4 7-10-1-0 3-10-1-4 L1

Recap


Daniel Sedin scored twice and Henrik Sedin had a goal and two assists as the visiting Vancouver Canucks built a four-goal lead en route to a 5-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday.

Mason Raymond and Cody Hodgson also scored for the Canucks, who felt right at home at the Honda Center with thousands of their fans in attendance having plenty to cheer about.

Cory Schneider made 30 saves in his first start since Dec. 15 for Vancouver, which has won 15 of its last 19 games and improved to 2-4-0 in second games on back-to-back nights.

Bobby Ryan and Nick Bonino scored and Jonas Hiller stopped 12 of 16 shots before being pulled as the Ducks fell to 3-7-2 since Bruce Boudreau took over as coach. Anaheim sits 16 points out of a playoff position in the Western Conference.

Henrik Sedin scored 1:10 into the game after he took Alex Burrows’ feed from behind the net and had time and space to pick a corner and beat Hiller with a wrist shot.

Hodgson banged in his own rebound with 1:31 left in the first period and Raymond tipped Ryan Kesler’s centering pass by Hiller at 3:28 of the second.

Daniel Sedin’s first goal came 4:31 later to give Vancouver a 4-0 lead and chase Hiller, and his team-leading 17th with 3:58 remaining in the game restored the Canucks’ three-goal bulge after Bonino’s tally 1:38 earlier.

Dan Ellis stopped 14 of 15 shots in relief of Hiller, including a nifty pad stop on a Burrows shorthanded breakaway for his first save.

Top Game Performances

Vancouver   Anaheim
Henrik Sedin 3 Points Nick Bonino 1
Daniel Sedin 2 Goals Nick Bonino 1
Henrik Sedin 2 Assists Matt Beleskey 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Cory Schneider .938 Save Percentage Dan Ellis .933
Cory Schneider 30 Saves Dan Ellis 14

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 31 5 0-1 6-6 12 30
Anaheim 32 2 0-6 1-1 2 24

Upcoming Games

  • Anaheim will play their next game at home against Colorado . The Ducks have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .269 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play their next game on the road against Los Angeles . The Canucks have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .714 after a loss.
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