Vancouver 3, St. Louis 2

Friday, October 25, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Vancouver 8-4-0-1 2-2-0-0 6-2-0-1 W3
St. Louis 5-1-1-1 4-1-1-0 1-0-0-1 L2

Recap


Canucks 3, Blues 2 (OT): Ryan Kesler scored his second goal of the game during a power play at 4:45 of overtime as Vancouver completed its seven-game road trip with a victory.

Daniel Sedin's shot from the high slot was deflected by a defender's stick, and the puck hit Kesler in the chest before dropping to the ice. From the doorstep, Kesler got off a backhander that beat Jaroslav Halak for the winning tally.

Chris Higgins scored in regulation while Mike Santorelli notched two assists for the Canucks, who went 5-1-1 on their trek. Eddie Lack turned aside 22 shots in his third career start as Vancouver went beyond regulation four times on the trip.

Alex Steen recorded a goal and an assist and Vladimir Sobotka also scored for St. Louis, which has earned at least one point in seven of its first eight games this season. Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk set up both tallies and Halak made 18 saves as the Blues went to overtime for the third straight game.

Higgins opened the scoring with 2:49 remaining in the first period and Kesler beat Halak from the left hash marks at 9:34 of the second for a 2-0 Vancouver lead. Steen converted a pass from T.J. Oshie during a power play with seven seconds left in the period and Sobotka buried a bouncing puck 1:38 into the third to forge a tie.

GAME NOTEBOOK: With a day off between Games 2 and 3 of the World Series, Jon Jay and Daniel Descalso of the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals were in attendance. ... Vancouver RW Darren Archibald made his NHL debut, registering two shots on goal in 8:01 of ice time, while LW Pascal Pelletier went 1-for-3 on faceoffs in 8:34 in his first NHL appearance since 2008-09 while with Chicago. ... Canucks captain Henrik Sedin notched an assist on the winning goal to extend his point streak to eight games.

Top Game Performances

Vancouver   St. Louis
Ryan Kesler 2 Points Alexander Steen 2
Ryan Kesler 2 Goals Alexander Steen 1
Mike Santorelli 2 Assists Kevin Shattenkirk 2
Ryan Kesler 1 Power Play Goals Alexander Steen 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Eddie Lack .917 Save Percentage Jaroslav Halak .857
Eddie Lack 22 Saves Jaroslav Halak 18

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 21 3 1-3 1-2 26 22
St. Louis 24 2 1-2 2-3 28 35

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play its next game on the road against Nashville. The Blues have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play its next game at home against Washington. The Canucks have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .600 after a loss.