Tuesday, March 2, 2010

HIGHLIGHTS - Canucks 4 - Blue Jackets 3 F/OT

Christian Ehrhoff scored the winner in overtime as the Vancouver Canucks overcame 2-0 and 3-2 deficits after the first and second periods en route to a 4-3 overtime victory.

The Canucks came out hard in the first period and generaed plenty of chances, directing 22 pucks towards the Columbus net, while the Jackets only direct 10 towards Vancouver's. Despite their torrid pace to start the game, the Canucks found themselves down 2-0 after one.

Alex Burrows tallied on a nice feed from Kyle Wellwood and Pavol Demitra scored on the powerplay to tie the game at 2.

Kyle Wellwood was a part of the tying goal in the third period as well. With just over five minutes left to play, Mason Raymond stole the puck deep in the Columbus zone and placed a beautiful pass through the Columbus defender's legs - right on Wellwood's stick, leaving him with a tap in to tie the game.

In overtime, Ehrhoff converted a tap in attempt by Ryan Kesler that went wide of the net off an Alex Burrows pass during the 4-4 session.

The Canucks improve to 5-4 on their mammoth road trip.

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