Game 4. Vancouver at Colorado

Well, the Barrie strategy didn’t work. We just increased our goals against, so…..Hainsey is back in for game 4. The Avalanche are trying to even up the series at 2 in front of their home crowd. There is a packed house at the Pepsi Center tonight expecting big things from their home town team.
Two minutes into the game the Canucks settle the crowd down quickly as Zajac takes a saucer pass from Gaudreau and makes it 1-0. At the midway point Johnny Hockey strikes again and it’s 2-0 for the visitors.  A hush falls over the crowd.  Auston Matthews strikes back quickly beaten Hickey and scoring to make it 2-1.  The crowd is once again alive.  Trevor Lewis then gets his stick on an Edler point shot and deflects it in to tie the game.  The crowd is going crazy. Lee takes a penalty but the Avs kill it with two to go in the second. Getzlaf is then called for a penalty.
The second period begins with the Nucks on the PP..  The Avs kill that one too and then Lowry is served two for the Canucks.  The Canucks kill the penalty and 5 on 5 finally resumes. Boone Jenner is denied by Hutton on a breakaway and then Edler gets called and heads off for two at the midway mark.  Trocheck gets a short handed breakaway but Rask is up to the task.  The play returns to the Avalanche end and Denis Malgin converts a Josi feed to provide the Nucks with a 3-2 lead. Rask makes a few more GR stops and the period ends with Vancouver leading 3-2.
A tight third period is being played out.  Edler slips through and gets a breakaway but once again Rask is there to stop his old team.  Nik Ehlers rips a clapper from outside that fools Rask and the game is tied at 3-3.  Ehlers is having himself a series. Canucks go to the power play shortly thereafter. Getzlaf, one of the Avs’ top penalty killers is sent off for the second time tonight.  Gostibehere is stopped by Hutton on a breakaway and Josi is stoned at point blank with 8:45 to go. Teams are at full strength.  Adam Lowry is then stopped in the slot but Spurgeon fails to clear and Vlasic’s turn around wrist shot evades Hutton.  4-3 Canucks.  Another Avalanche penalty and coach Roy is fuming.  He has called the referee over wondering what he has against this team.  “There’s two teams out there zebra, open your #F^@^ eyes.”  Colorado kills the penalty but can’t get any offence going.  Hutton to the bench.  Edler a big chance, stopped by Rask.
The Canucks prevail and take a 3-1 series lead back to Vancouver.
Kevin Anton

                         Vancouver VAN at Colorado COL                          
DATE : 06/05/2019

GOALS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Vancouver VAN                  2  1  1  0  4 
Colorado COL                   2  0  1  0  3 

SHOTS                          1  2  3 OT  F
Vancouver VAN                  11 8  15 0  34
Colorado COL                   9  11 7  0  27

S C O R I N G  S U M M A R Y
1. VAN. TRAVIS ZAJAC(1)( JOHNNY GAUDREAU, EVGENI DADONOV ): 1st 2:12
2. VAN. JOHNNY GAUDREAU(3)( TRAVIS ZAJAC, EVGENI DADONOV ): 1st 11:21
3. COL. AUSTON MATTHEWS(4)( VLADIMIR SOBOTKA, RON HAINSEY ): 1st 11:55
4. COL. TREVOR LEWIS(2)( ALEXANDER EDLER, STEVEN STAMKOS ): 1st 14:46
5. VAN. DENIS MALGIN(3)( ROMAN JOSI, MARCUS JOHANSSON ) (PP) : 2nd 12:14
6. COL. NIKOLAJ EHLERS(5)( STEVEN STAMKOS, ALEXANDER EDLER ): 3rd 6:38
7. VAN. MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC(1)( ADAM LOWRY ): 3rd 11:20

 P E N A L T I E S  S U M M A R Y
1. COL. BENCH PENALTY - 2 Minutes: 1st 17:01
     EXTRA PENALTY SERVED BY ANDERS LEE
3. COL. RYAN GETZLAF - 2 Minutes: 1st 19:47
4. VAN. ADAM LOWRY - 2 Minutes: 2nd 4:26
5. COL. ALEXANDER EDLER - 2 Minutes: 2nd 10:04
6. COL. RYAN GETZLAF - 4 Minutes: 3rd 7:15
     EXTRA PENALTY SERVED BY RICKARD RAKELL
8. VAN. TRAVIS ZAJAC - 2 Minutes: 3rd 7:15
9. COL. JOE PAVELSKI - 4 Minutes: 3rd 13:31
     EXTRA PENALTY SERVED BY RICKARD RAKELL
11. VAN. JOHNNY GAUDREAU - 2 Minutes: 3rd 13:31

 I N J U R I E S
NONE

Player Stats For Vancouver VAN
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
JOHNNY GAUDREAU                 2   5  1  1   2  0  0   0-0 32 18:19  3   1  0  1 
EVGENI DADONOV                  2   4  0  2   0  0  0   0-0 31 17:01  1   0  1  2 
BROCK BOESER                   -1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 34 19:33  0   0  0  1 
BOONE JENNER                   -1   3  0  0   0  0  0   1-1 29 16:56  2   0  0  1 
TYLER JOHNSON                  -1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 26 14:56  1   1  0  2 
DANIEL SEDIN                    0   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 29 16:52  0   0  0  2 
TRAVIS ZAJAC                    2   1  1  1   2  0  0   4-1 26 14:32  4   0  0  0 
DAVID KREJCI                   -1   0  0  0   0  0  0   4-3 25 14:37  0   0  0  0 
ALEX GALCHENYUK                 0   2  0  0   0  0  0   2-1 20 12:04  0   0  0  0 
ROMAN JOSI                     -1   4  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 50 28:08  3   0  1  1 
SHAYNE GOSTISBEHERE            -1   4  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 48 27:26  2   0  0  0 
MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC             2   1  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 28 16:12  1   0  0  0 GWG
ADAM LOWRY                     -1   3  0  1   2  0  0   6-4 25 13:46  1   1  0  0 
DENIS MALGIN                    0   1  1  0   0  1  0   2-2 19 10:46  0   0  0  0 
THOMAS HICKEY                  -1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 18  9:40  0   0  0  0 
DYLAN DeMELO                    1   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 16  9:34  0   0  0  0 
CHRIS TANEV                     0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 33 18:18  0   0  0  0 
MARCUS JOHANSSON               -1   1  0  1   0  0  0   1-0 33 18:15  0   0  0  1 
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TOTAL                           0  34  4  7   6  1  0 20-12          18   3  2 11

Player Stats For Colorado COL
PLAYER                        +/- SOG  G  A PIM PP SH  FO-W AC    IT TA HIT SP AS
JOE PAVELSKI                   -2   1  0  0   4  0  0   3-2 26 14:19  0   0  0  2 
KYLE PALMIERI                   1   5  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 29 17:38  1   0  1  1 
AUSTON MATTHEWS                 1   4  1  0   0  0  0   4-1 26 15:38  2   0  0  1 
RICKARD RAKELL                 -2   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 23 12:32  0   1  0  0 
STEVEN STAMKOS                  1   0  0  2   0  0  0   3-0 31 17:04  0   0  0  0 
ALEX DeBRINCAT                  0   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 13  7:35  0   0  0  0 
ANDERS LEE                      0   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 14  8:17  0   0  1  0 
RYAN GETZLAF                   -2   0  0  0   6  0  0   2-1 26 14:32  1   2  0  0 
VINCENT TROCHECK                0   3  0  0   0  0  0   5-2 19 10:46  0   0  0  0 
NIKOLAJ EHLERS                  1   1  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 28 15:04  0   1  0  0 
TREVOR LEWIS                    1   3  1  0   0  0  0   0-0 36 19:33  1   0  0  0 
VLADIMIR SOBOTKA                1   0  0  1   0  0  0   3-2 32 19:25  0   0  0  0 
ALEXANDER EDLER                 1   4  0  2   2  0  0   0-0 43 23:58  1   1  0  1 
JARED SPURGEON                 -2   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 39 22:41  0   0  0  0 
BRADY SKJEI                    -2   0  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 41 24:09  1   1  0  0 
MIKE MATHESON                   1   1  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 18  9:40  0   0  0  0 
ADAM LARSSON                    1   2  0  0   0  0  0   0-0 48 27:26  2   2  0  0 
RON HAINSEY                     1   0  0  1   0  0  0   0-0 18  9:40  0   1  0  0 
BENCH                                         2
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TOTAL                           0  27  3  6  14  0  0  20-8           9   9  2  5

Goalie Stats For Vancouver VAN
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
BEN BISHOP                       0      0   0    0  0  0   0   
TUUKKA RASK                      60     27  3    0  4  4   105 WIN

Goalie Stats For Colorado COL
PLAYER                          MIN  SHOTS GA  ENG GR GRS
CARTER HUTTON                    58     34  4    0  13 9   103 LOSS
PEKKA RINNE                      0      0   0    0  0  0   0   

POWER PLAY                    OPP   GOALS
Vancouver VAN                 5         1
Colorado COL                  1         0

STARS OF THE GAME
1st star - JOHNNY GAUDREAU from Vancouver
2nd star - EVGENI DADONOV from Vancouver
3rd star - TRAVIS ZAJAC from Vancouver

GAME STORY
In a strong showing away from home, Vancouver won by one goal over Colorado 
by a final tally of 4 to 3.  MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC netted the last goal, 
the game winner, at 11:20 of the 3rd period. Others registering goals 
were JOHNNY GAUDREAU, TRAVIS ZAJAC and DENIS MALGIN for Vancouver and 
AUSTON MATTHEWS, NIKOLAJ EHLERS and TREVOR LEWIS for Colorado.

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