VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Getting some bounces at the continual play helped get the Vancouver Canucks again into the NHL playoff image.

Bo Horvat had two targets and an help and the Canucks stored their playoff hopes alive with a 7-Four win over the short-handed Ottawa Senators on Wednesday evening.

Tanner Pearson additionally had two targets for Vancouver (32-32-10). Brock Boeser, Jake Virtanen and Loui Eriksson additionally scored.

The Canucks matched their longest profitable streak of the season with their 3rd instantly victory.

Elias Pettersson had two assists. He leads all learners with 27 targets, 36 assists and 63 issues.

The win moved Vancouver 4 issues in the back of the idle Arizona Coyotes within the race for the second one wild card spot within the Western Convention.

Horvat and Boeser scored at the continual play. The Canucks have scored 5 power-play targets of their final 5 video games. That comes after a stretch of 4 power-play targets in 17 video games.

“The ones were not the bounces we had been getting previous,” Horvat mentioned. “We had been getting the ones alternatives, they simply were not getting into for us.

“Particular groups is massive. For us to get a few power-play targets in back-to-back video games and in finding the again of the online has been large for us.”

Canuck goaltender Jacob Markstrom stopped 21 photographs.

Ottawa (25-42-6) fight again when Max Veronneau, Brady Tkachuk and Oscar Lindberg scored targets Four:48 aside within the 3rd duration. Anthony DuClair scored at the continual play with underneath two mins left with goaltender Craig Anderson at the bench.

“I in point of fact preferred the nature we confirmed within the 3rd,” mentioned middle Jean-Gabriel Pageau, who had two assists. “Everybody I am certain concept we had been going to give up. I am satisfied no person give up in right here.”

Anderson made 33 saves for Ottawa.

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The last-place Senators had their two-game profitable streak snapped. Ottawa performed lots of the sport a participant brief after defenseman Cody Ceci left within the first duration with an upper-body damage after blocking off a shot.

The Canucks’ first power-play objective got here within the opening duration, simply 31 seconds after Ceci was once known as for containing. Horvat redirected a shot through Alex Edler for his 26th of the season.

A boarding penalty through Jean-Gabriel Pageau arrange Boeser’s objective at 17:00 of the second one. He took a go from Edler and beat Anderson on a low, onerous shot.

The second one duration was once simply 32 seconds outdated when Pearson put the Canucks up 2-Zero. Defenseman Alex Biega lifted a go excessive into the Senators’ finish. Pearson swatted the bouncing puck previous Anderson.

Virtanen made it Three-Zero at Five:56. He took just a little go from Jay Beagle, skated into the Ottawa zone and scored on a low shot to the glove facet.

Pearson made it Five-Zero with 57 seconds long gone within the 3rd.

Vancouver trainer Travis Inexperienced mentioned he wasn’t anxious about Ottawa’s past due rally.

“They threw some pucks on the internet, pucks went in,” Inexperienced mentioned. “I assumed we had been nonetheless in regulate of the sport.

“I did not really feel love it was once a kind of video games the place momentum was once swinging, and so they had been all over the place us. I assumed it was once a gorgeous forged effort from our workforce.”

NOTES: Pettersson won a status ovation within the first duration for breaking the Canucks’ file of 60 issues in a season through a rookie with an help in Chicago on Monday evening. . Boeser has 9 issues on a career-high eight-game scoring streak (3 targets, six assists). … The Canucks opened a stretch of 7 video games at Rogers Area, their longest homestand of the season. . Vancouver final gained 3 instantly video games Dec. 6-11, with victories over Nashville, St. Louis and Columbus. . Ottawa’s Thomas Chabot, who has overlooked the final two video games with a damaged toe, is predicted to play Saturday in Edmonton.


Senators: At Calgary Flames on Thursday.

Canucks: Host Calgary Flames on Saturday.


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