Vancouver 3, Phoenix 2

Friday, December 6, 2013 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 16-8-3-2 9-2-2-0 7-6-1-2 L2
Vancouver 16-10-2-3 6-5-2-1 10-5-0-2 W3

Recap


Canucks 3, Coyotes 2 (OT): Chris Higgins scored at 3:41 of overtime as Vancouver began its five-game homestand with its third consecutive victory.

Defenseman Jason Garrison and captain Henrik Sedin tallied in regulation for the Canucks, who won for just the second time in seven home games. Daniel Sedin notched two assists and Roberto Luongo stopped 37 shots as Vancouver improved to 6-5-3 in its own building.

Antoine Vermette and David Moss scored for the Coyotes, who fell to 1-1-1 on their four-game road trip.

The Canucks squandered a two-goal lead in the third period but were spared a disappointing loss by a great individual effort by Higgins. After blocking a pass in his own zone, Higgins chased down the puck on the left wing and fired a shot from the faceoff dot that beat Mike Smith (29 saves) to the glove side.

After a scoreless first period, Vancouver got on the board when Garrison beat Smith to the far side with a one-timer from the right point during a power play 1:26 into the second. Henrik Sedin buried a one-timer from the right faceoff dot with 53 seconds remaining in the session for a 2-0 lead, but Vermette and Moss scored 2:21 apart midway through the third to forge a tie.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Canucks have scored a power-play goal in seven straight games. ... Vancouver's Andrew Alberts was in the lineup in place of fellow D Alex Edler, who is out indefinitely with a leg injury. ... Phoenix has surrendered a man-advantage tally in each of its last four contests.


 


 

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Vancouver
David Moss 1 Points Daniel Sedin 2
David Moss 1 Goals Jason Garrison 1
Rob Klinkhammer 1 Assists Daniel Sedin 2
N/A Power Play Goals Jason Garrison 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mike Smith .906 Save Percentage Roberto Luongo .949
Mike Smith 29 Saves Roberto Luongo 37

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Phoenix 39 2 0-2 1-2 4 35
Vancouver 32 3 1-2 2-2 4 23

Upcoming Games

  • Vancouver will play its next game at home against Colorado. The Canucks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .533 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play its next game on the road against Colorado. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .529 after a win and .583 after a loss.