Minnesota Wild v. Vancouver Canucks Game 2
Vancouver looks to even the series after their Game 1 loss Sunday night.
Minnesota Wild Lines and Defencive Pairings
|Jordan Greenway||Eric Staal||Kevin Fiala|
|Zach Parise||Joel Eriksson Ek||Luke Kunin|
|Marcus Foligno||Alex Galchenyuk||Mats Zuccarello|
|Ryan Donato||Mikko Koivu||Ryan Hartman|
|Ryan Suter||Jared Spurgeon|
|Jonas Brodin||Matt Dumba|
|Brad Hunt||Carson Soucy|
Unfit to Play: Greg Pateryn
|Matt Bartkowski||Louie Belpedio||Luke Johnson||Kaapo Kahkonen||Gerald Mayhew|
|Brennan Menell||Victor Rask||Kyle Rau||Mat Robson||Nico Sturm|
Vancouver Canucks Lines and Defencive Pairings:
|J.T. Miller||Elias Pettersson||Brock Boeser|
|Tanner Pearson||Bo Horvat||Loui Eriksson|
|Antione Roussel||Brandon Sutter||Micheal Ferland|
|Tyler Motte||Jay Beagle||Jake Virtanen|
|Quinn Hughes||Christopher Tanev|
|Alexander Edler||Tyler Myers|
|Oscar Fantenberg||Troy Stecher|
Unfit to Play: Josh Leivo
|Justin Bailey||Jordie Benn||Jalen Chatfield||Louis Domingue||Adam Gaudette|
|Tyler Graovac||Olli Juolevi||Zack MacEwen||Brogan Rafferty||Tyler Toffoli|
1st Period Summary and Analysis:
In the first 24 seconds, Tanner Pearson would open up the scoring with his first goal of the post-season. Bo Horvat would register the lone assist on the goal. 19 seconds later, Brock Boeser would be issued a minor penalty for Hooking on Minnesota’s Jonas Brodin. Minnesota would go on their second power play in the contest at the 4:31 mark when Vancouver would be issued an interference penalty. On the second power play, the Wild would have only one shot, a 50 footer.
Vancouver must stay out of the box if they want to remain a factor throughout this contest. Another factor is giving Elias Pettersson much needed shots in the contest.
Vancouver would be given the chance to go up 2-0 when Minnesota’s Jordan Greenway would be issued a roughing penalty at the 7:27 mark. On the power play, Vancouver would have three shots but did not score with the extra man.
At 13:28, Minnesota’s Mikko Koivu would be doled a minor penalty at the faceoff for Delay of Game of a Faceoff Violation. Vancouver would only register one shot before going on the power play once again. Minnesota’s Greenway would make his second trip to the penalty box on a slashing call at the 15:32 mark.
Minnesota would score a SHG at the 17:16 mark, with the goal going to Luke Kunin. Assisting in the goal would be Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. The goal would be Kunin’s first in the postseason.
1st Period Results:
|VAN Goal||Tanner Pearson (1)||Assisted by||Bo Horvat (1)||00:24|
|VAN Pen||Brock Boeser||for||Hooking||2 min minor||00:43|
|VAN Pen||Troy Stecher||for||Interference||2 min minor||04:31|
|MIN Pen||Jordan Greenway||for||Roughing||2 min minor||07:27|
|MIN Pen||Mikko Koivu||for||Delay of Game – Faceoff Violation||2 min minor||13:28|
|MIN Pen||Jordan Greenway||for||Slashing||2 min minor||15:32|
|MIN SHG||Luke Kunin (1)||Assisted by||Zach Parise (1)||Ryan Suter (1)||17:16|
1st Period Stats:
|Power Plays||0 for 2||0 for 3|
2nd Period Summary and Analysis:
Vancouver would go down a man early in the period when Troy Stecher would make his second appearance in the penalty box for Tripping Minnesota’s Zach Parise. Vancouver’s J.T. Miller would score in front of Minnesota’s net after a costly turnover by Alex Galchenyuk to give the Canucks a 2-0 lead in the contest.
Vancouver would make the contest 3-1 with a tip-in goal by Brock Boeser, his first goal in the postseason at the 8:42 mark. About 30 seconds later, Tanev would be shown the penalty box after he would trip Minnesota’s Greenway at the 9:18 mark. On the power play, Minnesota would register three shots but not score.
Vancouver is playing a much better game than they did Sunday but they need to continue putting their feet on the gas if they want to come away with the win in the contest.
Vancouver goes on the power play for a Ryan Donato slash at the 14:27 mark. The Canucks would get a couple of great chances to score with the extra man advantage but were unable to get a goal in.
If Minnesota expects to come away with a win, they need to come out of the 2nd intermission on fire, playing the same game they played Sunday night.
At the end of the period, there were penalties doled out for matching interference minors. The start of the third period will be 4-on-4 action.
2nd Period Results:
|VAN Pen||Troy Stecher||for||Tripping||2 min minor||:43|
|VAN Goal||J.T. Miller (1)||Unassisted||03:01|
|VAN Goal||Brock Boeser (1)||Assisted by:||Alexander Edler (1)||Elias Pettersson (1)||08:42|
|VAN Pen||Christopher Tanev||for||Tripping||2 min minor||09:18|
|MIN Pen||Ryan Donato||for||Slashing||2 min minor||14:27|
|VAN Pen||Tyler Myers||for||Interference||2 min minor||20:00|
|MIN Pen||Jared Spurgeon||for||Interference||2 min minor||20:00|
2nd Period Stats:
|Power Plays||0 for 4||0 for 4|
3rd Period Summary and Analysis:
The 4-on-4 would result in no goals while both teams would battle for puck possession. Vancouver would go on the power play yet again at the 3:05 mark when Galchenyuk would trip Pettersson. It has not been the night that Minnesota nor Galchenyuk would want to have. Antoine Roussel would go down on the ice after a slapshot from teammate Jake Virtanen would bounce off of Wild’s Marcus Foligno’s stick and hit Roussel in the visor and face, opening up Roussel.
Vancouver would briefly go on a 5 on 3 after another slashing call from Minnesota. At the 6:22 mark, Vancouver would score a PPG with Bo Horvat getting his second career postseason goal. Quinn Hughes and J.T. Miller would earn the assists on the Horvat goal.
Minnesota hoped to get another chance to score when they went on the power play after a Tyler Myers penalty for cross-checking at the 11:03 mark, but were unable to get the puck in the net. Myers would go back in the box after yet another cross checking penalty, just 19 seconds after coming out of the box on the prior cross checking penalty.
Things get chippy for Minnesota at the 15:00 when Kevin Fiala goes to box for a high-sticking call. There will be 4-on-4 play for 26 seconds due to the Fiala penalty.
Ryan Hartman goes down on the ice with two seconds left on the power play after an injury and is slow to get up after an Elias Pettersson hit to the back of Hartman. Hartman was able to leave the ice under his own power and there were no penalties issued to Pettersson on the hit.
Kevin Fiala was able to get Minnesota their second goal of the night after the puck goes off the top of the bar and back out at the 17:32 mark and would go down as an unassisted goal. This would be Fiala’s second goal of the series.
Kevin Fiala would score one more goal of the night with nine seconds remaining in the contest to make the score 4-3 and Minnesota would almost score at the end of the contest but the puck would not go in the net thanks to a great stop by Jakob Markstrom to end the contest.
Vancouver has tied this series at 1-1 with the 4-3 win and will look to go up 2-1 Thursday.
3rd Period Results:
|MIN Pen||Alex Galchenyuk||for||Tripping||2 min minor||03:05|
|MIN Pen||Brad Hunt||for||Slashing||2 min minor||05:03|
|VAN PPG||Bo Horvat (1)||Assisted by:||Quinn Hughes (1)||J.T. Miller (1)||06:22|
|VAN Pen||Tyler Myers||for||Cross checking||2 min minor||11:07|
|VAN Pen||Tyler Myers||for||Cross checking||2 min minor||13:26|
|MIN Pen||Kevin Fiala||for||Hi-sticking||2 min minor||15:00|
|MIN Goal||Kevin Fiala (2)||Unassisted||17:32|
|MIN Goal||Kevin Fiala (3)||Assisted by:||Matt Dumba (1)||Eric Staal (4)||19:51|
3rd Period Stats:
|Power Plays||0 for 6||1 for 7|
Game 3 of the series will take place Thursday afternoon at 2:30 pm EDT/12:30 pm MDT