Canucks build winning streak
THE Vancouver Canucks keep on showing that they are the surprise of the NHL’s Western Conference.
Bo Horvat had two goals and two assists as the Canucks extended their winning streak to five games with an 8-5 victory over the Boston Bruins yesterday.
“There is a lot of resiliency in this room,” Horvat said. “We played a pretty good game in Detroit and after a tough loss like that to come back shows a lot. In pre-season, people didn’t think we were going to be that high-scoring of a team, but we keep proving people wrong and that’s what we need to continue to do.”
Canucks 2017 first round pick Elias Pettersson, despite notching an assist, built on his rookie scoring lead, giving him 17 points on the season.
Loui Eriksson added two goals and an assist and spurred a five-goal outburst in the second period for Vancouver.
Ben Hutton and Erik Gudbranson each had a goal and an assist, and Antoine Roussel and Jake Virtanen added goals for the Canucks, who have scored 26 in five games.