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Boeser, Pettersson each score twice as Canucks defeat Kings

Brock Boeser broke his goalless drought in dramatic trend Friday, scoring twice to steer the Canucks to a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings in Vancouver.

Elias Pettersson additionally had a two-goal night time for the Canucks (6-9-3), whereas Andrei Kuzmenko and Quinn Hughes each notched a pair of assists.

Blake Lizotte responded for the Kings (11-8-1), redirecting a Sean Walker shot in halfway by way of the second interval.

Los Angeles outshot the house facet 38-25 throughout the sport and compelled Vancouver goalie Thatcher Demko to make 37 saves to gather his second win of the season.

In the other internet, Jonathan Quick stopped 21-of-25 photographs for the Kings.

The end result marked the Canucks’ second win in a row following a 5-4 victory over the Sabres in Buffalo on Tuesday.

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Canucks defeat Kings as Boeser scores 1st 2 targets of season

Vancouver beats Los Angeles 4-1, Brock Boeser data his nineteenth profession multi-goal purpose recreation

After going 11 video games with out a purpose, Boeser put away his second of the night time 5:07 into the third interval.

The Kings turned the puck over deep in Canucks’ territory the place Sheldon Dries picked it up and went streaking up the ice. He fired a shot on purpose solely to see Quick make a cease, however Boeser, stationed along with the online, was there to bat the rebound out of the air and in to make it 4-1.

Los Angeles almost chipped away on the deficit 2:59 into the third when Anze Kopitar rang a shot off the publish. Demko scrambled within the crease to search out the puck with teammates Oliver Ekman-Larsson and J.T. Miller additionally looking out within the blue paint.

Vancouver regained a two-goal cushion 14:50 into the second due to some persistent stress.

With the Kings hemmed in their very own zone, Kuzmenko despatched a move throughout the slot to Pettersson, who fired a shot previous the diving Quick for his second purpose of the sport.

Sixty-four seconds earlier, Los Angeles bought on the board when Lizotte redirected in Sean Walker’s shot from the facet of the online to make it 2-1.

Walker’s cross-checking penalty gave the Canucks a person benefit halfway by way of the body.

Twenty seconds into the facility play, Boeser tipped in Miller’s one-timer and put Vancouver up 2-0 along with his long-anticipated first purpose of the season. The elated right-winger celebrated with an emphatic double fist pump.

The Canucks had been 1 for 3 on the facility play Friday whereas Los Angeles went 0 for two.

After a scoreless opening body, the Kings stormed into the second, outshooting the house facet 7-0 throughout the primary 5 minutes.

The Canucks made their first likelihood depend, although. Pettersson and his linemates broke out on an odd-man rush and the Swedish centre despatched a wrist shot previous Quick from the highest hash marks to open the scoring on Vancouver’s first shot of the interval.

The Canucks will host the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday.

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