Canucks open road trip with 6-4 win over sagging Senators in Ottawa

Bohowat scored twice on Tuesday night as the Vancouver Canucks fell behind twice in a 6-4 win over the Ottawa Senators.

Conor Garland had two assists in the win as the Canucks opened a five-game road trip.

Horvath scored from the top of the crease with 1:16 to go into the third quarter to break a 2-2 tie, and Brock Bother scored on a power play at 8:18 to give the Canucks a 4-2 lead.

Tim Stutzl scored at 14:03 to bring the Senators to within one goal, 4-3, but Jack Studnick took advantage of Ottawa’s own error to keep the Canucks Lead 5-3 at 14:59.

Claude Giroux scored another powerful goal for the Senators at 17:09 to make it 5-4. Elias Pettersson ended the frenzy with an empty net goal at 19:15.

Ilya Mikheev also scored for the Canucks (4-6-3), while Spencer Martin made 37 saves for the win.

The Senators (4-8-0) have now lost six straight, with additional goals from Drake Batherson and Travis Hamonic, as well as Cam Talbot’s 22-save performance.

The Senators had a solid second quarter, including a 19-8 field goal, but the Canucks scored their only goal of the period.

Mikheev made it 2-2 at 13:50 of the second quarter as he took a pass from Quinn Hughes and beat Talbot on the press.

The first quarter started and ended busy, with the Senators scoring in the opening minute and both teams scoring in the final minute.

After Alex DeBrincat beat an icy call, he put the puck behind the net and found Barsonson in just 50 seconds to finish the first of the game on his own Goal.

The team went scoreless for most of that time, until Horvath equalized for the Canucks at 19:07. The draw was short-lived as Harmonic beat Martin with a one-pointer 16 seconds later.


Tuesday’s game is the first of two games between the two clubs this season. They will meet again in Vancouver on March 11. … The Senators on Monday recalled Belleville Senators defenseman Jacob Bernard-Docker, who made his debut on Tuesday. …Nils Hoglander, Kyle Burroughs and Riley Stillman are scratches for the Canucks. Nick Holden, Dylan Gambrell and Magnus Hellberg were the senators passing by.


After three home games, the Senators will play two games on Thursday and Saturday against the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers.

The Canucks, meanwhile, play the second game of a five-game road trip against the Canadiens in Montreal on Wednesday night before taking on the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Saturday.

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