The Canucks are 9-0-0 in their past nine home
games, tying the fourth-longest home winning streak in franchise
history. The streak has powered the Canucks to a 12-3-0 record
in their past 15 games, and their rise to first place in the
St. Louis drops to 0-2-1 in its past three games. The Blues
suffered their first regulation loss of the season (21-1-6)
after scoring first in the game.
Though the Blues outshot Vancouver by a 27-16 margin over the
final two periods, goalie Thatcher Demko stood strong, making 36
saves to earn his 10th win of the season.
The biggest of Demko's 36 stops came with less than seven
minutes left in the third period. Demko made a spectacular pad
save on Jaden Schwartz to prevent a goal.
Jake Virtanen and Christopher Tanev each had two assists for the
St. Louis capitalized on a Quinn Hughes turnover to take an
early lead 3:06 into the game. David Perron took the puck away
from Hughes deep in Vancouver's zone, circled around the net,
and passed to an open Zach Sanford for Sanford's fifth goal of
Vancouver equalized on Miller's goal at 2:16 of the second
period, and the forward then put his team ahead later in the
frame. After Miller created a turnover that led to a 3-on-2 rush
for the Canucks heading into the Blues' end, Miller's score at
the 11:12 mark capped off a nice passing play with linemates
Virtanen and Elias Pettersson.
Miller's 18th and 19th goals gave him his fourth multi-score
game of the season. Miller has eight points (four goals, four
assists) over his past six games.
Bo Horvat recorded an empty-net goal in the final second of
play. Horvat has 16 points (eight goals, eight assists) over his
past 11 games.
Jake Allen stopped 23 of 25 shots for the Blues.
--Field Level Media
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