On Saturday the Vancouver Canucks snapped a five-game losing streak and ended the Winnipeg Jets’ six-game winning streak with a 3-2 win.
“I want to be a part of the team, I want to be a part of it and be a part of the success,” said goalie Jacob Markstrom. “I’m grateful for the opportunity and I’m going to give all I have.”
The Canucks trailed 2-0, only to tie the game in the second period with Thomas Vanek in the box, as he slashed Evander Kane’s arm. Moments later, David Booth, making his return to the lineup after missing the last two games with an injury, scored on a shot from the point.
The Canucks thought they had scored just seconds later but were ruled to have been offside and the Jets took a 3-2 lead.
But the Canucks found a way to tie it up again just a few minutes later, this time on a fluky, bouncing puck that found its way into the net, seconds after defenceman Nikita Tryamkin had lost the puck in the corner.
Vanek put the puck on net, and with two seconds left in the power play, the game went to a shootout.
The Canucks won on the shootout and the Jets went home with a three-game win streak.