July 2, 2022

Montreal Canadiens’ Ryan Poehling, entrance proper, and Vancouver Canucks’ Juho Lammikko collide in entrance of Montreal goalie Sam Montembeault throughout the third interval in Vancouver. The Canucks received 5-3 on March 9, 2022.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press

J.T. Miller scored the go-ahead aim on an amazing particular person play early within the third interval and picked up three assists to steer the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens Wednesday evening.

Miller prolonged his factors streak to 10 video games, gathering 21 factors on seven objectives and 14 assists.

Elias Pettersson and Brock Boese, each on the ability play, and Travis Hamonic additionally scored for the Canucks (29-23-6). Bo Horvat added an empty-net aim. Vancouver has received three straight video games and is 8-2-0 in its final 10.

Artturi Lehkonen scored twice and had an help whereas Rem Pitlick had a aim and two assists for the Canadiens (15-35-7) who suffered simply their second loss within the final 9 video games. Lehkonen has six objectives and two assists in his final 5 video games.

Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko stopped 22 photographs.

Montreal goalie Sam Montembeault made 28 saves.

Miller gave the Canucks a 3-2 lead when he stole the puck off Montreal’s Cole Caufield on the blue line, skated in alone, then wired a wrist shot that beat Montembeault over the glove hand.

He additionally assisted on Pettersson’s power-play aim only a few minutes later, making a fairly drop cross that helped the slick Swede rating his 18th of the season.

Pitlick drew the Habs shut scoring at 15:35 with Montembeault on the bench for an additional attacker.

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Lehkonen tied the sport 2-2 at 14:22 of the second interval together with his second aim of the evening. Pitlick despatched a cross from the nook that Lehkonen took in entrance of the web then jammed the puck by means of Demko’s legs.

Vancouver scored simply 9 seconds into an influence play to take a 2-1 lead. Boeser fired a pointy angle shot that Montembeault blocked. Boeser collected the rebound and put it over the goaltender’s shoulder at 10:34 for his seventeenth of the season.

Montembeault made a pair of good saves to maintain the sport shut. He acquired his pad on the puck to cease Boeser on a two-on-one breakaway then blocked an Alex Chiasson shot on an influence play.

The groups scored 54 seconds aside within the first interval.

Montreal opened the scoring on a two-on-one breakaway. With Quinn Hughes the lone defenceman again, Lehkonen took a cross from Jake Evans and launched a shot over Demko’s left pad.

The Montreal followers at Rogers Area had been nonetheless cheering that aim when Vancouver tied the sport at 13:35. Hamonic fired a seeing-eye shot from the purpose that appeared to deflect off a participant and previous Montembeault.

Notes

Vancouver opened a seven-game homestand … The Canucks devoted proceeds from the $1-million 50/50 jackpot to the Ukraine humanitarian disaster attraction by means of the Purple Cross of Canada … Former Canadiens famous person Man Lafleur, who’s battling lung most cancers, was named Wednesday to the Order of Hockey in Canada as a Distinguished Honouree for 2022 … Previous to the sport, seven members of Canada’s 2022 Winter Olympic workforce had been honoured, together with Cassie Sharpe, a silver medallist in halfpipe freestyle snowboarding, and Micah Zandee-Hart, a defenceman with the gold-medal profitable ladies’s hockey workforce.

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