NHL Hockey

Pettersson scores 2 as Canucks beat Caps

(AP Photo/Al Drago)

WASHINGTON (AP) Elias Pettersson scored twice to end a seven-game goal drought, Thatcher Demko made 31 saves and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak.

Pettersson had not scored in more than a month, dating to Vancouver's game against Columbus on Dec. 14. He scored twice in the first five minutes of the second period, the first on the power play and second at even strength, to get the Canucks on the board and give them the lead.

Demko made sure they kept it, making a left pad save to stop Daniel Sprong all alone in tight and gobbling up a shot from Alex Ovechkin, who scored on the power play in the first. Captain Bo Horvat scored on the Canucks' second power play of the game, making them 2 for 2 after an 0-for-12 stretch the past three games coincided with an 0-3-0 start to this road trip.


Rank Player Pts G A
1 L. Draisaitl, Edm542628
2 A. Ovechkin, Was532528
3 C. McDavid, Edm531934
4 J. Huberdeau, Fla531538
5 N. Kadri, Col491435
6 S. Stamkos, TB461828
7 M. Rantanen, Col441925
8 B. Marchand, Bos432023
9 K. Kaprizov, Min421428
10 A. Matthews, Tor402515
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Goals Against Average
Rank Player GAA
1 I. Shesterkin, NYR1.99
2 F. Andersen, Car2.03
3 T. Jarry, Pit2.05
4 J. Campbell, Tor2.13
5 A. Vasilevskiy, TB2.14
6 J. Markstrom, Cgy2.23
7 J. Swayman, Bos2.26
8 J. Saros, Nsh2.35
9 J. Quick, LA2.38
10 I. Sorokin, NYI2.43
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