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Game Recap: St. Louis Banks A Win Against Vancouver

February 17th, 2017 at 12:46 AM
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Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports

They’re back! (Brandon Sutter and Bo Horvat that is)

After failing to capitalize on their scoring chances in Pittsburgh, the Vancouver Canucks wrapped up their six game road trip against the St. Louis Blues tonight. The Blues are on a 5 game winning streak and coming into this game with a ton of confidence.

Ever since Mike Yeo recently replaced Ken Hitchcock, the St.Louis has been playing a complete style of hockey and look primed for another playoff run. On the other end of the ice, the Canucks are just trying to stay in the running while dealing with multiple injuries at all times.

A win tonight was tall order but necessary to keep the faint hope of the playoffs alive.

First Period

Canucks were looking to get on the board as soon as possible and make amends for their scoreless game on Tuesday. Thanks to the return of Bo Horvat and Brandon Sutter, Vancouver was putting pucks on net early and often.

Despite outshooting the St. Louis, the Blues were the first team to score. Magnus Paajarvi had his teams first shot on net and was able to bank it off Jacob Markstrom‘s right pad.

The Canucks came back in earnest in an attempt to even the score but couldn’t do much to tie it up. Brandon Sutter was a particular standout in the first, he was

I’m also liking the way the fourth line plays. The more I watch Reid Boucher, the more I like what I see with him playing alongside Jack Skille and Mike Chaput. They play hard and keep their opposition on their toes with their positioning and speed.

As the period passed the halfway mark, the Canucks tenacity paid off when Nikita Tryamkin intercepted Jay Bouwmeester’s clearing attempt. Tryamkin immediately found a wide open Bo Horvat in front of the net and Bo deftly put away the equalizer.

Jacob Markstrom made some big positional saves as the period …

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Tags: Bo Horvat, Brandon Sutter, Calgary Flames, Daniel Sedin, February 17, 2017, Henrik Sedin, Jack Skille, Jacob Markstrom, Jake Allen, Jori Lehtera, Magnus Paajarvi, Nikita Tryamkin, Reid Boucher, St. Louis Blues, Troy Stecher, Vancouver Canucks, Vladimir Tarasenko

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