Canucks edge Caps

Washington, DC ( – Daniel Sedin scored twice, including the
winner halfway through the third, to lead the Vancouver Canucks in a 4-3 win
over the Washington Capitals.

Radim Vrbata had a goal and an assist and Derek Dorsett also scored for the
Canucks, who have won four of their last five. Ryan Miller allowed three goals
on 26 shots in the win.

John Carlson had two goals and an assist and Brooks Laich also scored for the
Capitals, who have lost four of five. Braden Holtby stopped 28 shots in the

Washington had tied the game early in the third, but the Canucks went on top
on the power play as Henrik Sedin sent a backhand saucer pass through the
neutral zone to the left wing for Daniel, who blasted a shot over the left
shoulder of Holtby for a 4-3 lead at 9:39.

Washington pulled Holtby with just under two minutes to play, but was unable
to net the equalizer.

Vancouver scored the only goal of the first period after a short pass from Bo
Horvat inside the left circle went to the slot and Dorsett wristed it over
the glove of Holtby with 2:02 to play in the frame.

Washington tied the game 2:45 into the second after Nicklas Backstrom sent a
pass from the left corner to the circle where Carlson slapped it home.

Skating on the power play, the Canucks took a 2-1 advantage as Daniel Sedin
chipped in a feed from his brother halfway through the frame, and the team
added another power-play marker less than three minutes later as Vrbata banged
home a rebound from the left side.

The Caps, though, cut their deficit to one at 14:43 of the second as Carlson’s
big blast from the high slot went through several players in front of the net.

Washington then tied the game at 4:39 of the third on a beautiful goal from
Laich, who took a feed from Eric Fehr and slipped the puck between his legs
before quickly lifting it into the net for his first of the season.

Game Notes

Vancouver continues its seven-game road trip in Pittsburgh on Thursday …
Washington hits the road for three games starting in Carolina on Thursday …
Vancouver went 3-for-4 on the power play, while Washington failed to score on
its one chance … Vancouver won both matchups with Washington this season,
having taken a 4-2 victory at home on Oct. 26.