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NHL Roundup: Canucks KO Bruins

  • Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) celebrates his goal as Vancouver Canucks defenseman Michael Del Zotto (4) reacts during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Vancouver Canucks defenseman Troy Stecher, top right, joins his teammates to celebrate a goal by center Bo Horvat (53) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Boston. The Canucks won 8-5. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Vancouver Canucks right wing Darren Archibald (49) fights with Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug (47) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Boston. The Canucks won 8-5. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Vancouver Canucks center Markus Granlund (60) and Boston Bruins center Sean Kuraly (52) compete for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Boston. The Canucks won 8-5. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Vancouver Canucks players on the bench reach out to defenseman Ben Hutton (27) to celebrate his goal during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Boston Bruins defenseman John Moore (27) checks Vancouver Canucks center Bo Horvat (53) as Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) makes a pad save during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) makes a save on a shot by Vancouver Canucks left wing Antoine Roussel (26) as Bruins center David Krejci (46) and defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) defend during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Vancouver Canucks right wing Nikolay Goldobin (77) and Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) compete for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)



Thursday, November 08, 2018

Boston— Bo Horvat had two goals and two assists and the Vancouver Canucks extended their winning streak to five games with an 8-5 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.

Loui Eriksson added two goals and an assist and spurred a five-goal outbust in the second period for Vancouver. Ben Hutton and Erik Gudbranson each had a goal and an assist, and Antoine Roussel and Jake Virtanen added goals for the Canucks, who have scored 26 goals in the last five games.

Jake DeBrusk scored twice, Patrice Bergeron, Matt Grzelcyk and Danton Heinen added goals and David Krejci finished with three assists for Bruins. Boston lost for the second time at home this season and has dropped three of five overall.

Jaroslav Halak came into the game leading the NHL in save percentage, but was pulled after allowing five goals on 19 shots. His replacement, Tuukka Rask, didn’t do much better, allowing three goals on the first eight shots he faced, including a misplay of a clearing attempt that led to the Canucks’ seventh goal.

Bergeron gave the Bruins their only lead of the game, 2-1 at 0:36 of the second, when he beat Jacob Markstrom. Markstrom made 23 saves in his sixth start of the season.

Eriksson and Hutton responded for Vancouver by scoring in a 1:26 span, and Vancouver moved ahead 3-2 at the 8:28 mark. After DeBrusk tied it at 3 at the 11 minute mark, Halak allowed another pair of goals 1:30 apart for a 5-3 lead at 14:53.

Nikolay Goldobin and Markus Granlund each added two assists for the Canucks.

Notes: Canucks forward Brock Boeser was sent home to see a specialist regarding his groin injury. ... David Backes returned to the Bruins lineup after missing seven games. .... Boston scored more than three goals for the second time in 10 games. ... Eriksson played from 2013-16 with Boston, racking up 62 goals and 147 points. .... Horvat’s four points tied a career high.

Panthers 4, Oilers 1

Sunrise, Fla. — Roberto Luongo made 26 saves in his second start since missing nine games with a knee injury to lift Florida over Edmonton.

Evgenii Dadonov, Nick Bjugstad, Jonathan Huberdeau and Colton Sceviour scored for the Panthers.

Lightning 4, Islanders 2

Tampa, Fla. — Andrei Vasilveksiy made 35 saves, Tyler Johnson broke a tie with 1:26 left and Tampa Bay beat New York.

Flyers 5, Coyotes 4 (ot)

Philadelphia — Shayne Gostisbehere scored on a one-timer 1:01 into overtime after Dale Weise tied the game with 2:13 left in regulation, and Philadelphia rallied past Arizona.

Sabres 6, Canadiens 5 (ot)

Montreal — Rasmus Ristolainen scored at 1:38 of overtime to lead Buffalo over Montreal.

Vladimir Sobotka and Jeff Skinner each scored twice and Conor Sheary added a goal for the Sabres.

Golden Knights 5, Senators 3

Ottawa, Ontario — William Carrier put Vegas ahead for good after Ottawa rallied from a three-goal deficit, and the Golden Knights beat the Senators.