The Devils’ winning streak against Canucks ends in an ugly loss

The Canucks finally found a way to beat the Devils.

Bo Horvat scored twice and added an assist as the Vancouver Canucks beat New Jersey for the first time in more than seven years, doubling the visiting Devils 6-3 on Tuesday night.

The Canucks had lost 12 straight games in the series since November 25, 2014.

Brad Hunt, Nils Hoglander, Tanner Pearson and Juho Lammikko also scored for Vancouver and JT Miller added three assists. Goalkeeper Thatcher Demko made 32 saves.

Ryan Graves, Jack Hughes and Nathan Bastian scored for the Devils. Goalie Nico Daws was pulled at 8:51 of the second period after conceding four goals on 21 shots; Jon Gillies stopped eight of 10 shots the rest of the way.

After the hosts led 4-3, the Canucks’ Tyler Motte was given a small double penalty for New Jersey’s Andreas Johnsson with 2-02 in second place.

The Canucks held the lead until the end of the period. Then Horvat hit at 1:24 of the third with a short breakaway, rattling a wrist shot between the hashmarks off the post and in to put it 5-3.

Tanner Pearson (No. 70) scores a goal on Nico Daws during the Devils' 6-3 loss to the Canucks.
Tanner Pearson (No. 70) scores a goal on Nico Daws during the Devils’ 6-3 loss to the Canucks.
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Lammikko scored 12:10 in the third goal to win.

The Canucks opened the scoring at 3:34 of the first period when Hunt scored with a slapshot from the left faceoff spot in the rush.

The Canucks made it 2-0 at 10:59 when Horvat’s shot popped out of Daw’s glove and Hoglander netted the rebound from the air.

The Devils drew one at 17:17 when Graves fired a wrist shot from the left faceoff spot.

New Jersey tied the score at 4:25 of second after a runaway by Hughes.

The Canucks regained a two-goal lead by scoring twice in 17 seconds.

Horvat broke the tie at 8:34, knocking down a Devils pass at his own blue line and running down the left wing before his slap shot from the top of the faceoff circle pushed under Daws’ blocker and trickled down the goal line.

Pearson got to the top of the net and redirected Tyler Myers’ slap pass from the right spot at 8:51 to end Daws’ night.

The Devils were making it 4-3 at 11:55 a.m. when Bastian smashed the net and smashed in a rebound. The Devils’ winning streak against Canucks ends in an ugly loss


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