Wednesday , October 20 2021

Pettersson defeats Canucks Predators as he scores in a penalty shootout


VANCOUVER – He signed another for Elias Pettersson.

The rookie scored the first NHL penalty and Vancouver Canucks defeated the Nashville Predators 5-3 in order to catch a four-game losing streak.

Pettersson made it easier to break into the ice by making his way through the ice, doing a few more beats and then passing through the nose of Peking Rinne, the Nashville goaltender, to Vancouver with a 4-1 lead in the second period.

"I was trying to go fake and left to right," said Pettersson, who helped win. "This time it worked."

Bo Horvat said that Canucks was a kind of game that he expected from a 20-year-old Swede.

"It was a highly skilled move by a qualified player," said Horvat. "You expect him to do these kinds of things, and it's good to look at him to see him."

Pettersson, Nashville defender Mattias Ekholm after leaving with 71 seconds before the penalty kick won. His time stood.

”I'm actually very tired,“ he said. "I spent some time relaxing. I was ready to go when Ref steals the whistle."

Pettersson, who is in fifth place in the 2017 draft generally, has 14 goals and 25 points for all rookies. He started his season with nine goals and six assists in his first nine games, but there were only one goal and three assists in the last eight.

"Some games can create a lot and get zero points," he said. "Sometimes you create two chances and you have two points.

"I'm just focusing on playing a good game, then the dots will eventually come."

Jake Virtanen also helped Canucks to win only 2 wins in the last 14 games (2-10-2).

Alex Edler and Loui Eriksson of power played for Vancouver (12-16-3). Antoine Roussel had two assists. Nikolay Goldobin, who had a healthy scratch in his loss of 3-2 in Minnesota on Tuesday in Vancouver, helped Edler & # 39; s team leader with 13 assists.

Ryan Hartman, Colton Sissons and Matt Irwin have scored for Nashville (19-9-1) with a two-game winning streak.

The Horvat, Virtanen and Roussel line was particularly effective by creating six points, a double goal and many chances.

. I felt we had caught them a lot in 2-on-1's speed,. Virtanen said.

Horvat, who had only 26 seconds left in the first period, took a feed from Virtanen and then fired under a collision.

"Bo had a great finals," Virtanen said. "It was a perfect shot."

Virtanen & # 39; s target, Horvat & # 39; s 2-on-1 separation came early in the second period. Roussel carried the pie at the end of Nashville and then said that by defender Ryan Ellis, Virtanen was detonated by Rinne.

Predators, who are the best three masters and playing without one of the best defenders, looked early in the morning and suggested 2-0 after 20 minutes.

Ons It's kind of ugly, ç Sissons said. "We have emerged in a very slow way, and a lack of determination and vice versa.

"We didn't appear ready to play."

Predators did something interesting with a few goals late in the third period.

"I thought we were going back to the second half of the game, but it was too late," said head coach Peter Laviolette. Said. "The start was not good and cost the game."

Canuck goaltender Jacob Markstrom 26 stopped shooting. Rinne, who made his sixth straight start, made 21 savings before being changed for the start of the third period by Juuse Saros. Four shots stopped.

Winning As Louis set out for the games in Columbus and Nashville, glory returned to Canucks' sails.

Nine points (three goals and six assists) in the last nine games, Horvat, "I can not emphasize how great for us," he said. "We must continue now.

"We can't win one, then we lose a pair. We have to keep our spirits high and continue the positive momentum and try to win some gains."

NOTES: Eriksson's goal was first in 11 games. Dı In the first period, with a time of 1: 40, Edler scored a goal, straightening the Nannick Weber of Nashville with a big kick, then taking a penalty. Canucks, the previous four games of power to the game was 12 to 0. … Predators, Kyle Turris, Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson and defender P.K. Subban, it's all because of the injury.

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