Vancouver 6, Boston 2

Saturday, December 14, 2013 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 22-9-0-2 13-3-0-2 9-6-0-0 L1
Vancouver 20-10-2-3 10-5-2-1 10-5-0-2 W7


Canucks 6, Bruins 2: Captain Henrik Sedin recorded a goal and an assist as host Vancouver extended its winning streak to seven games.

Jannik Hansen, David Booth and Chris Higgins also tallied for the Canucks, who completed a perfect five-game homestand. Defensemen Yanick Weber and Chris Tanev each added a goal while Roberto Luongo made 39 saves en route to his second win in two nights.

Reilly Smith scored both goals for the Bruins, who wrapped up a 3-1-0 road trip. Tuukka Rask allowed four goals on 23 shots before being replaced by Chad Johnson, who finished with five saves.

Hansen began the scoring with a fluke goal late in the first period, unleashing a slap shot from center ice that glanced off Boston captain Zdeno Chara's stick and bounced past Rask. Smith buried a backhander at 4:11 of the second to knot the contest, but Vancouver went ahead for good 80 seconds later on Booth's shot from the left faceoff circle.

Higgins made it 3-1 just 3:15 afterward and Weber buried a one-timer from the blue line 94 seconds into the third to chase Rask. Sedin cashed in on a power-play chance with a blast from the left circle at 4:02 and Tanev converted a pass from Mike Santorelli during a short-handed 2-on-1 rush midway through the session for a commanding 6-1 advantage.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Vancouver has allowed a total of seven goals during its winning streak, yielding five over the homestand. ... The Bruins surrendered one more goal Saturday than they did over the first three games of their road trip. ... Boston LW Shawn Thornton was given a 15-game suspension Saturday afternoon for his attack on Pittsburgh D Brooks Orpik on Dec. 7.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Vancouver
Reilly Smith 2 Points Henrik Sedin 2
Reilly Smith 2 Goals Henrik Sedin 1
Johnny Boychuk 1 Assists Brad Richardson 2
N/A Power Play Goals Henrik Sedin 1
N/A Short Handed Goals Christopher Tanev 1
Tuukka Rask .826 Save Percentage Roberto Luongo .951
Tuukka Rask 19 Saves Roberto Luongo 39

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Boston 41 2 0-3 1-2 11 33
Vancouver 30 6 1-2 3-3 13 36

Upcoming Games

  • Vancouver will play its next game on the road against Minnesota. The Canucks have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .533 after a loss.
  • Boston will play its next game at home against Calgary. The Bruins have a W/L % of .609 after a win and .800 after a loss.
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