Wednesday , September 28 2022

Pettersson punished the shot, Canucks beat Predators


VANCOUVER – Elias Pettersson has created another one.

A player wins his first NHL penalty kick on Thursday, losing the pace of four games that Vancouver Canucks won at Nashville Predators 5-3.

Pettersson easily watched, walked across the ice, made a couple of decks and passed the Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne, who won Vancouver for the second time.

"I tried to go back and go to the right," said Pettersson. "It has worked this time."

Bo Horvat has said that Canucks expects 20-year-old Sweden.

"It has been a very skilled player," said Horvat, with a goal and support. "You expect to do such things and it's nice to go to him."

Pettersson got a penalty kick of 71 seconds after leaving the second, thanks to Nashville Defender Mattias Ekholm. She walked her time.

"I was in fact being tired," he said. "I took some time for a break during the break, and I started getting ready to joke".

Pettersson ranked fifth in the 2017 scoreline with 14 goals and 25 points. He started the season with nine goals and won six times in his first nine games, but he only scored one goal and three final eight.

"You can create some games a lot and have zero points," he said. "Sometimes you create two options and have two points.

"When I'm playing a really good game, then the points will eventually come up".

Jake Virtanen also scored a goal and with the help of Canucks, winning the last two 14 victories (2-10-2).

Alex Edler, power play, and Loui Eriksson also got Vancouver (12-16-3). Antoine Roussel received two help. Nikolay Goldobin, the 3-2 loss to Vancouver Minnesota on Tuesday, was able to reach Edler's goal and was 13 leading.

Ryan Hartman, Colton Sissons and Matt Irwin, Nashville (19-9-1) won two games.

Horvat, Virtanen and Roussel's line was particularly effective, creating six points, a couple of goals and many opportunities.

"I felt that we were increasing our speed with 2-in-1s," Virtanen said.

The first time in the first hour was missing 26 seconds when Horvat took a Virtanen feed, he threw a shot under the crossbar.

"It's over," Virtanen said. "The decision was perfect".

Virtanen's goal began in the second place, 2nd of a nd, based on Horvat. Roussel took the puck to the boy in Nashville, and then Rinne Elastik Virtanen was robbed.

Predators, with three advances and one of the best defenders, looked down and lost 2-0 after 20 minutes.

"That was a bit ugly," Sissons said. "We were very slow and (together) with the determination and the opposite.

"We are not ready to play."

Predators made things interesting during the third period with goals scored late.

"I thought we took the game in the second half, but it was too late," coach Peter Laviolette said. "The output was not good at the end and the cost of the game".

Canuck goalkeeper Jacob Markstrom stopped 26 shots. Rinne, making his sixth straight start, saved 21 for Juuse Saros to start the third period. He stopped four planes.

The victory took some confidence in the Canucks generations, on the way to games of St. Louis, Columbus and Nashville.

"I can not stress this incredible for us," said Horvat, in the last nine games in nine points (three goals and six support). "Now we have to keep it.

"We can not win one, then we lose a couple of. We have to keep our spirits and keep positive on the road and try to get some win."

NOTES: Eriksson's goal was the 11th match. … The first time, at 1:40 p.m., Edler got a goal, Nashville's Yannick Weber was very successful and asked for a penalty. … Canucks played for the 12th decade to play in the previous four games. … Predators did not move forward Kyle Turris, Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson, and defense P.K. Subban, due to injuries.

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