LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elias Pettersson had a power-play objective, Thatcher Demko made 38 saves and the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 in a shootout Saturday evening.
Brock Boeser additionally scored in regulation for the Canucks, who’ve gained six of seven. J.T. Miller and Quinn Hughes every had two assists, and Demko saved a penalty shot by Adrian Kempe halfway by means of the second interval.
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Miller and Andrei Kuzmenko transformed within the shootout. Demko denied each Los Angeles makes an attempt.
Carl Grundstrom and Alex Edler scored for the Kings, who earned one level and moved right into a tie with Vegas for first place within the Pacific Division. Joonas Korpisalo made 15 saves.
Los Angeles hasn’t misplaced in regulation in its previous 9 video games and is 12-2-3 for the reason that All-Star break. However within the shootout, Gabe Vilardi fired over the online and Trevor Moore was stopped by Demko.
Pettersson buried a shot from the proper circle seven seconds into Vancouver’s first energy play of the evening to tie it at 2 halfway by means of the third interval.
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Grundstrom continued his wonderful play on the fourth line to place the Kings up 2-1 late within the second when he used his skate to redirect Rasmus Kupari’s shot. The help was the fifth level in eight video games for Kupari since getting back from a lower-body damage.
Edler, who holds the Canucks report for many factors by a defenseman, factored in on each objectives within the first. His stick struck Boeser’s shot and redirected it off the left submit to place Vancouver up halfway by means of the interval, however Edler obtained his first objective towards the Canucks with three minutes left to tie it at 1.
Korpisalo is 3-0-1 since being acquired from Columbus in a commerce on Feb. 28. He has allowed eight objectives in that span.
Canucks defenseman Ethan Bear returned after lacking eight video games due to a facial damage.
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Canucks: Play at Anaheim on Sunday evening.
Kings: Host the Calgary Flames on Monday evening.
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