Game Essentials: Canucks home ice streak snapped at six

 

 
 
 
 
Philadelphia Flyers left wing Michael Raffl (12) celebrates teammate Mark Streit’s goal past Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack.
 

Philadelphia Flyers left wing Michael Raffl (12) celebrates teammate Mark Streit’s goal past Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack.

Photograph by: JONATHAN HAYWARD, THE CANADIAN PRESS

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THE SKINNY

Both teams took turns surrendering leads through the first 40 minutes as the Flyers led 1-0 after one on Mark Streit's goal but then needed a Claude Giroux tally late in the second to pull even after Tom Sestito and Jannik Hansen netted a pair for the Canucks. The Canucks then surrendered a late-third period lead as Brayden Schenn's goal at 19:13 with the extra attacker cancelled Daniel Sedin's go-ahead goal at 17:12. Vincent Lecavalier won it in the shootout for the Flyers.

BY THE NUMBERS

The Canucks' record against the Eastern Conference slipped to 12-4-3... Monday's game ended the Canucks' six-game home winning streak and it also marked the first time in the last seven at home they trailed after the opening period ... Flyer captain Claude Giroux extended his points streak to nine games with a goal and an assist (6-11-17) but his linemate, Jakub Voracek, had his streak stopped at nine... Vancouver completed its 10th set of back-to-back games Monday and fell to 6-3-1 on the second night... The Canucks held a slim margin in faceoffs, 37-34, led by Ryan Kesler at 11-for-18.

BACK ON ICE

Two of the six injured Canucks – goalie Roberto Luongo (groin) and defenceman Alex Edler (right knee) – took to the ice Monday morning at Rogers Arena while all the regulars stayed home. Luongo was worked out by goalie coach Rollie Melanson and assistant coach Darryl Williams, with Melanson conducting the drills and Williams doing the shooting. At the other end of the ice, skills coach Glenn Carnegie was putting Edler through his paces. Edler has missed 11 games while Luongo has missed two.

LOOKING AHEAD

The Canucks will finish off their brief two-game homestand Wednesday against Martin St. Louis and the Tampa Bay Lightning before heading to southern California for a stern weekend test Saturday against the L.A. Kings and Sunday versus the Anaheim Ducks. The Canucks will have less than 24 hours between faceoffs as the Anaheim game is a 5 p.m. start. The last time they did the Kings-Ducks weekend double dip (Nov. 9-10), they lost both ends in regulation time and were outscored by a combined 7-2 margin.

 
 
 
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Philadelphia Flyers left wing Michael Raffl (12) celebrates teammate Mark Streit’s goal past Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack.
 

Philadelphia Flyers left wing Michael Raffl (12) celebrates teammate Mark Streit’s goal past Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack.

Photograph by: JONATHAN HAYWARD, THE CANADIAN PRESS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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