Canucks Secure Early 2nd Period Goals to Defeat Predators

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Canucks Secure Early 2nd Period Goals to Defeat Predators

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In Nashville, the Vancouver Canucks wrapped up their five-game road stint with an impressive 3-2 triumph over the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena this Tuesday.

Thatcher Demko showcased his skills with 16 crucial saves, steering the Canucks (4-2-0) to their second consecutive win.

Juuse Saros stood tall in the Predators’ net, making 21 saves, but it wasn’t enough to keep them from losing for the first time in three games (3-4-0).

The action kicked off with Ilya Mikheyev notching the first goal for the Canucks at 4:29 of the opening period. A well-placed wrist shot ricocheted off Predators’ defenseman Roman Josi’s stick, catching Saros off guard.

The Predators quickly responded, as Colton Sissons evened the score at 1-1 at 15:38 of the first period. Sissons seized an opportunity in the offensive zone, capitalizing on a clearing attempt from Canucks’ defenseman Carson Soucy, and besting Demko with a precise wrist shot.

Early in the second period, Phillip Di Giuseppe surged ahead, securing a 2-1 lead for the Canucks a mere 22 seconds in. Di Giuseppe skillfully chipped a bouncing puck past Saros, displaying impressive finesse.

Nils Hoglander further extended the Canucks’ lead to 3-1 at 3:11 of the second period. He redirected a powerful shot from the point by Quinn Hughes, leaving Saros with no chance.

The Predators refused to go quietly, with Kiefer Sherwood finding the back of the net at 9:18 of the second period. Sherwood unleashed a one-timer off a precise cross-ice pass from Tommy Novak, bringing the score to its final mark of 3-2.

This victory underscores the Canucks’ growing momentum, while the Predators face a setback after a string of recent successes.

Reference

https://www.nhl.com/news/vancouver-canucks-nashville-predators-game-recap-october-24

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nhl/2023/10/24/canucks-predators/6b8ef964-72ea-11ee-936d-7a16ee667359_story.html

https://www.trailtimes.ca/sports/di-giuseppe-hoglander-net-2nd-period-goals-as-canucks-dump-preds-3-2-6526549

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