Canucks take 2-0 lead into game 3 against the Blues

August 15, 2020

St. Louis Blues (42-19-10, first in the Central Division during the regular season) vs. Vancouver Canucks (36-27-6, third in the Pacific Division during the regular season)

Edmonton, Alberta; Sunday, 10:30 p.m. EDT

WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: Vancouver leads series 2-0

BOTTOM LINE: The Vancouver Canucks play the St. Louis Blues in the Western Conference first round with a 2-0 lead in the series. The teams meet Sunday for the sixth time this season. The Canucks won the previous matchup 4-3 in overtime. Bo Horvat scored a team-high two goals for the Canucks in the victory.

The Canucks are 20-14-4 in Western Conference games. Vancouver ranks second in the Western Conference recording 8.9 points per game, averaging 3.2 goals and 5.7 assists.

The Blues are 29-11-6 in conference games. St. Louis has converted on 24.3% of power-play opportunities, recording 49 power-play goals.

TOP PERFORMERS: Elias Pettersson leads the Canucks with a plus-16 in 68 games this season. Horvat has seven goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Vancouver.

Vince Dunn leads the Blues with a plus-15 in 71 games this season. Jaden Schwartz has four goals and three assists over the last 10 games for St. Louis.

DURING THE PLAYOFFS: Canucks: Averaging 3.5 goals, 5.7 assists, 7.3 penalties and 18.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .921 save percentage.

Blues: Averaging 2.2 goals, 3.2 assists, 5.8 penalties and 13.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game with an .888 save percentage.

INJURIES: Canucks: Micheal Ferland: out (undisclosed).

Blues: Ivan Barbashev: out (personal).

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