Braden Holtby stopped 35 shots as the Vancouver Canucks rolled to a 5-1 win over the Calgary Flames

Four months after the goalkeeper Jacob Markstrom was chased away in the free hand, the Vancouver Canucks finally chased him out of a game. With a little luck, a couple of Canucks demons came out with him

The Canucks have played better over the past week but with no significant results to prove it They won emphatically in Calgary on Wednesday, beating the Flames 5-1 to win the four-game mini-series 2-1

Honestly, the Canucks could have won all four, but they didn’t graduate to Vancouver’s tighter defensive game and more connected, more robust game, and they couldn’t quite make up their minds on Markstrom, who was 4-1 against his old team and 95 had stopped 3 percent of Canucks recordings

On Wednesday they pumped five past him with 29 shots and banished Markstrom to the bench at 14:06

Goalkeeper Vancouver who replaced him, Braden Holtby, made his first start in four games and was his best to date as Canuck He stopped 35 of 36 shots to help his team win wire to wire

Yet the game was about much more than just a goal as the Canucks enjoyed Flames sales and responded to Calgary’s only goal, a solo attempt by Andrew Mangiapane, Vancouver’s lead at 6:28 pm Clock shortened to 2: 1 in the second half by scoring twice in 37 seconds before the end of the period

Both goals were scored by the Lotto Line as Brock Boeser, Elias Pettersson and J. Miller had one of her best games of the season for two nights after coach Travis Green’s criticism of Vancouver’s power play challenged his best players

“As a line we knew we had to be better, score more goals and have more time in the offensive zone,” said Boeser after his three points included a snatched goal on Markstrom’s night at 5:54 am of the third period finished “I thought we did a lot better tonight getting into the pre-check, flipping the puck and spending time there I think that resulted in a couple of goals. It was a good move for our line and we have to get it on Keep running ”

Just 15 seconds after the Canucks lead was halved, Pettersson switched a one-timer out of the high slot, which Miller blew off the post.The trio stayed in the middle for the face-off and 37 seconds later it scored 4-1, when Miller held the puck at the Calgary blue line and finally focused on defenseman Nate Schmidt hitting when Markstrom was caught during a fight

It was a satisfying moment for Schmidt, the Canucks’ other big off-season acquisition, whose first goal was the game in a month after his own goal cost Vancouver 4-3 extra time at home on Thursday, Schmidt’s attempt , going through his own fold, hit a Calgary stick and landed in front of Canuck’s goalie Thatcher Demko

“It’s just nice to have one online,” Schmidt cracked. “You’re talking about rebound control, I think Holtby just made sure that they were kept away from me tonight

“This game can beat you in so many ways. You watch the game (Monday) and see that we did a lot of good things. Sometimes those (bad) games are magnified so it felt a lot better today Evening to be on the other side ”

Canucks captain Bo Horvat scored the goal of the night – and what turned out to be the winner – as he knocked down a high pass from Quinn Hughes that separated Flames defenders Mark Giordano and Jusso Valimaki, and the puck won a race against Markstrom who stormed out of Pamplona like a cop

Horvat was able to bypass Markstrom and score in an open net a few minutes after a similar game when ex-Canuck surprised and ex-teammate Tanner Pearson on a similar insane shot for the puck in the air chased Horvat’s gate fell in the middle at 7:37 a.m., but Markstrom was the size of a 747 when he flew at Canuck

“I was just trying not to get hit,” said Horvat. “That was a pretty big collision with him and Tanner I was just trying to get my head up as quickly as possible and luckily he didn’t run over me Luck went in too

“I think we’re getting better and better. It was nice to be rewarded for the chances we had tonight. Marky was upside down against us, and to finally get a couple past him and for.” a lot of hard work and opportunities to be rewarded definitely gives our group confidence but we have to do that every night

“We still have a lot of hockey left – a lot of work, a lot of catching up to do”

Since their terrible start to the season in early February 7-3 and 5-1 in Toronto, the Canucks have been the better team in their last five games. But they only went 2-2-1 during that time and have shortened after 20 games Season at 8: 11: 1 in the North Division was busy

But their game – which the “Trial” coaches are talking about – turned a corner as the Canucks took five out of eight points in the Calgary series

“I think we had to win a game,” Holtby said when asked if he was feeling pressure to match Demko’s improved game this month. “I think we’ve put ourselves in a position where all the other stuff doesn’t matter We have to prepare every game to win and give us a chance to get into the playoffs ”

The Canucks are still a long way off, but closer than they were recently

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