Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) - Daniel Sedin scored the winner in the
third period as the Vancouver Canucks took a 3-2 victory over the Washington
Capitals on Monday.
Zack Kassian and Ryan Kesler each had a goal for the Canucks, who have won
four straight. Roberto Luongo stopped 17 shots in the win.
Jason Chimera had a goal and an assist while Mikhail Grabovski scored the
other goal for the Capitals, who are now 2-2-0 on a five-game road trip.
Michal Neuvirth made 38 saves in defeat.
It was a tie game heading into the third period, but Washington took a 2-1
lead at 1:52 as Chimera chipped the puck over to Grabovski in the slot and he
skated down low before snapping a shot past Luongo.
Just 61 seconds later, though, the Canucks tied the game as a slap shot from
Ryan Stanton at the top of the left circle was stopped by Neuvirth, but the
rebound wound up bouncing to the right side and Kesler slapped it in.
The Canucks then took a 3-2 advantage at 5:01 when Daniel Sedin took a pass
from his brother and skated from the right wing to the high slot before
blasting a shot through and screen and into the net.
Vancouver took a 1-0 lead at 11:31 of the first period as Kassian's snap shot
on the fly from the right circle went through the pads of Neuvirth.
Washington, though, scored three minutes later as Mike Green's slap shot from
the right point was deflected into the net by Chimera at the left side for his
fourth of the year.
Neuvirth was the busier of the two goalies in the second period, but he turned
aside all 16 shots he faced in the frame, while Luongo made three saves, to
keep the game deadlocked heading to the third.
Washington wraps up its road trip in Philly on Friday ... Vancouver hosts
Detroit on Wednesday ... The Canucks have won four straight against the
Capitals ... Neither team scored on the power play as Vancouver had six
chances and Washington four.
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