Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) – Henrik Sedin, Nick Bonino and Luca Sbisa
scored during a 1:47 span in the second period and the Vancouver Canucks beat
the Washington Capitals 4-2 on Sunday night.
Ryan Miller made 20 saves and Radim Vrbata added an empty-net goal for the
Canucks, who had dropped three of their last four games coming in.
Marcus Johansson and Liam O’Brien netted goals for the Capitals, who had won
four of six games coming in. Justin Peters stopped 30 shots in defeat.
After Johansson staked Washington a 1-0 lead with a wrister from the right
circle 5:28 into the second period, Sedin found a loose puck in front and
lifted it past Peters while on the power play at the 14:00 mark.
Bonino finished a 2-on-2 rush with a blistering wrister from inside the left
circle and Sbisa’s goal came just 25 seconds later when he fired a slap shot
from the left point past Peters for a 3-1 Canucks edge.
O’Brien trimmed the deficit 3-2 less than two minutes later when he finished
off Mike Greene’s right circle feed from the slot.
Miller stopped seven shots in the third and Vrbata’s empty-net tally came with
Vancouver was 2-of-5 on the power play, while Washington finished 0-for-2 …
Peters stopped all 14 shots he saw in a scoreless first period … Green had