Rangers were dealt with by the Canucks for the second consecutive loss

Thatcher Demko made 31 saves and the Vancouver Canucks beat the New York Rangers 5-2 on Sunday night.

Matthew Highmore and Tyler Myers each have a goal and an assist and Tanner Pearson, Juho Lammikko and Elias Pettersson also scored for the Canucks, who have started a four-game road trip. Vancouver also had a 7-1 win over Calgary on Thursday, ending the Flames’ 10-game winning streak.

JT Miller, the subject of trade rumours ahead of next month’s trade deadline, had two supports for the Canucks.

Ryan Strome and Alexis Lafrenière scored the third goals for Rangers, who lost for the second time in two days after a 0-1 loss in Pittsburgh on Saturday. Alexander Georgiev made his first appearance since January 27 and made 29 saves for New York.

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The Canucks opened the scoring early in the first half. Miller circled behind the net and passed it to Tanner Pearson, who was driving towards the slot and passed it past Georgiev at 3:12 to score his 10th goal of the season.

Chris Krieder and Rangers lost to the Canucks on Sunday.
Corey Sipkin

Demko was particularly sharp in the early stages as Rangers had some good scoring opportunities. He made multiple saves to Mika Zibanejad in close minutes and blocked Chris Kreider’s backhand a minute after Pearson’s goal. Demko stopped Kreider again in front of the net in Rangers’ first midterm game of power, made a beautiful save against Kreider again in Rangers’ next game of power, and turned down the attempt. by K’Andre Miller at the very last minute.

After saving K’Andre Miller, the Canucks drove in the other direction and scored when JT Miller sent a pass to Myers, who scored his first goal of the season at 19:21.

The Canucks made it 3-0 at 6:06 of the second. Defender Luke Schenn shot from the front and Lammikko saved it past Georgiev in the sixth game of the season.

The Canucks celebrate one of their five goals in the win over Rangers on Sunday.
Corey Sipkin

Demko kept it that way when he prevented Kreider from seceding midway.

The Canucks took the lead on power play as Highmore tipped Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s shot from the spot at 15:16.

Leading 4-0 at two innings, Rangers took advantage of the Canucks’ rotation when Zibanejad sent a pass to Lafrenière, who scored his 12th goal of the season at 9:53. Strome made it 4-2 when he scored his 11th goal of the season at 14:03.

Pettersson added another goal into the empty net at 17:51 to seal the victory. Rangers were dealt with by the Canucks for the second consecutive loss


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