Tyler Myers scored two times and included a help-- all of the damage caused in the very first duration-- as the Vancouver Canucks built up an early 3-0 lead and cruised to a 5-2 triumph over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night.
Myers opened the scoring on a power play at 3:29, scoring his 2nd objective of the season on a 55-foot wrist shot that beat a partly screened David Rittich.
Just over three minutes later on, Myers struck again from the exact same range, again on a wrist shot, just this time it included nobody in front, his low shot squeaking through the pads of the Flames goalie.
Myers' 2 objectives equates to a career-high, having actually likewise done it on 4 other occasions.
Tanner Pearson with a set, the 2nd into an empty internet, and Jake Virtanen also scored for Vancouver (21-15-4) whose fifth win in a row moves them previous Calgary and Arizona into second location in the Pacific Division. The Canucks are even in points with the Coyotes however hold a game in hand.
Rasmus Andersson and Noah Hanifin, in the game's final minute, scored for Calgary (20-16-5). The Flames are winless in their last four video games in the house.
Virtanen extended the visitors' lead to 3-0 at 10:52 of the very first duration, striking on the man-advantage yet once again. The Flames went into the night with the league's second-best charge kill however Vancouver's fourth-best power-play made it 2-for-2 in the early going when his shot deflected in off Travis Hamonic's stick.
That objective ended the night for Rittich, who was replaced by Cam Talbot after quiting 3 goals on seven shots. It's the 2nd time Rittich has actually been pulled this season. His record is up to 17-9-5. Talbot made 19 conserves in relief.
With Jacob Markstrom having actually started the last 9 video games consisting of a 49-save efficiency versus Los Angeles on Saturday, rookie Thatcher Demko made his first start given that Dec. 7.
Demko completed with 23 stops to improve to 8-4-1.
Calgary finally got on the scoreboard with 1:24 left in the second period.
While the groups were playing 4-on-4, Andersson delved into the rush and nicely buried a rebound of a Sean Monahan shot to cut the deficit to 3-1.
The Canucks restored their three-goal cushion at 6:14 of the third when Pearson gathered the puck in front, spun and sent out a shot over Talbot's shoulder.