Hughes scores twice to lead Canucks past Islanders past overtime

  • Hughes scores twice to lead Canucks past Islanders past overtime

Hughes scores twice to lead Canucks past Islanders past overtime

As it turned out, the Hurricanes wrestled the bonus point away from the Canucks when the teams were tied after 60 thrilling minutes of hockey.

After they defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in a shootout, they were able to bring their fans at PNC Arena to their feet and join in on a timely celebration. Elias Pettersson leads the team with 21.

"It's bad, not acceptable", Brind'Amour said.

Svechnikov put the Hurricanes back in front 5:23 into the third period when he raced past Quinn Hughes and lifted a shot over Demko's right shoulder. More than that, his lone multipoint game since January 2nd was a two assist effort in a 3-1 victory over Arizona on January 16th.

New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson netted a goal and an assist in a 4-3 loss to the Canucks.

Vancouver heads into a matchup against Carolina as winners of five games in a row.

"I think this team is buying into winning and doing what it takes to win", Canucks forward J.T. Miller said. They will have a hard path ahead of them as they head on their western road trip, playing all four games against teams that are now in a playoff position. "They play with a lot of pace", Martinook said. "Their division is tight and you look at our division and we need to get going, too". We need to be the team that needs that game and can't take a shift off. "We're in crunch mode here".

Vancouver defeated the Hurricanes 1-0 in overtime on December 12. That's one of four shutouts suffered by Carolina this season, with Jacob Markstrom making a 43-save shutout. Pettersson almost put the Canucks in front with under three minutes to play in the third when he wheeled down the left wing and let a shot go that Reimer was able to handle. Vancouver has scored 171 goals and is eighth in the league averaging 3.3 goals per game.

"I liked our game", Islanders coach Barry Trotz said.

The Canucks lead the Pacific Division but know there's bound to be a rough patch ahead.

"It's nice to contribute because you want to feel like you are a part of it and you want to have an impact on the group", Hughes said.

The outcome against Vegas marked the first Carolina loss with right winger Justin Williams in the lineup. Well, the Canucks scoring leader came to play and was on his game Sunday. In Friday's game, Williams registered his first assist of the season.