Canucks build win­ning streak

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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.

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