Vancouver Canucks Tie Game Late, Fall to Columbus in OT

BY Fansided and Jeff Godley/FanSided via The Canuck Way • December 18, 2016

The Vancouver Canucks overcame deficits of 2-0 and 3-2 to get the game to extra time, before Seth Jones scored the winner.

Shots — the Vancouver Canucks don’t need shots!

Neither do the Columbus Blue Jackets, apparently. Between them, the two teams managed only 42 shots, and they still combined for seven goals.

When playing a team with an excellent powerplay, the old adage is “stay out of the box.” The Canucks did that, only taking two penalties in the game.

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    Unfortunately, it didn’t make a difference. The Columbus power play was a perfect two-for-two on the day. Cam Atkinson and Brandon Saad score with the man advantage in the second period to give the Jackets a 2-0 lead.

    Brandon Sutter answered with a powerplay goal of his own, and Daniel Sedin tied the game in the third with off a fortunate bounce off of Jack Johnson‘s skate.

    After Saad scored his second of the game to restore a Blue Jackets lead, Jannik Hansen tied the game on a beautiful end-to-end rush with Ryan Miller pulled.

    Overtime saw Ben Hutton ring a shot off the post, before Seth Jones scored on a feed from Atkinson.

    Final Score:

    1 2 3 4 T
    Canucks 0 0 3 0 3
    Blue Jackets 0 2 1 1 4

    Canucks Three Stars:

    Henrik Sedin

    C, Vancouver Canucks

    That miss, though…

    Daniel Sedin

    LW, Vancouver Canucks

    2Like Henrik, Daniel was dangerous all night long. He scored a fortunate goal off a deflection from Jack Johnson.

    Jannik Hansen

    RW, Vancouver Canucks

    Seriously, watch this.

    Columbus’ ninth win in a row is also John Tortorella’s 500th career win as a head coach.

    The Vancouver Canucks, meanwhile, earn a point but fall to 13-16-3 on the year. They are back in action on Tuesday against the Winnipeg Jets.

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