Sports Kucherov snaps 11-game goal drought as Lightning beat Canucks

06:07  09 february  2018
06:07  09 february  2018 Source:   sportsnet.ca

Hutchinson earns win as Jets beat Lightning

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— Nikita Kucherov stopped an 11 - game goal drought , Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves for his NHL-best 32nd victory, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Thursday night. Kucherov snaps 11 - game goal drought as Lightning beat Canucks .

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TAMPA, Fla. — Nikita Kucherov stopped an 11-game goal drought, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves for his NHL-best 32nd victory, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Thursday night.

Yanni Gourde, Adam Erne, Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman also scored for the Lightning, who returned home after a 5-3 trip.

Vancouver’s Brock Boeser scored his 26th goal and Anders Nilsson stopped 31 shots.

Kucherov opened the scoring on his 28th goal by converting a rebound 14:36 into the first period.

After Gourde got his 20th goal during a power play at 1:38 of the second, Erne made it 3-0 with 6:20 left in the second in his first NHL game this season.

Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon leaves game vs. Canucks with injury

  Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon leaves game vs. Canucks with injury Colorado Avalanche centre Nathan MacKinnon left Tuesday’s game against the Vancouver Canucks with an upper-body injury and did not return. MacKinnon was hurt after taking a hit in the corner from Canucks defenceman Alexander Edler with about six minutes left in the second period. The 22-year-old, whose helmet popped off as a result of the collision, skated slowly to the Colorado bench and appeared to be favouring his left shoulder. MacKinnon was briefly attended to by a trainer before heading to the locker-room. "I really don’t know a timeline. It’s upper-body," said Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar.

Kucherov stopped an 11 - game goal drought , Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves for his NHL-best 32nd victory, and the Lightning beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Thursday night.

Kucherov stopped an 11 - game goal drought , Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves for his NHL-best 32nd victory, and the Lightning beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Thursday night.

The Lightning recalled Erne from Syracuse of the AHL before the game.

Stamkos completed Tampa Bay’s three-goal second when he picked his up 20th goal late in the period.

Boeser, the MVP at last month’s NHL All-Star game in Tampa, had a power-play goal early in the third.

Sven Baertschi cut the deficit to 4-2 midway through the period.

Hedman had a late power-play goal.

NOTES: Canucks C Sam Gagner, with a sprained ankle, and C Brenden Gaunce, seen in a walking boot, both sat out. … Tampa Bay D Dan Girardi returned after missing three games due to a lower-body injury. … The Lightning have out scored their opponents 73-45 in the second period. … Gourde has a three-game goal streak. … Vancouver C Markus Granlund left with an ankle injury. … Nilsson is 0-3 against Tampa Bay.

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