Canucks surge back to life, snap five-game losing streak

Canucks rally in the second period to beat Blue Jackets

After trailing 1-0 in the first period, Vancouver fought back for its first win since December 28 with a four-goal scoring frenzy in the second. Baertschi, Erik Gudbranson, Brandon Gaunce and Alexander Edler scored, and Jake Virtanen added an empty-net goal with nine seconds left in the third to help the Canucks snap a five-game skid.

Sergei Bobrovsky let in four of the Canuck's 12 shots in the second period.

Instead of getting some points in back-to-back games against two of the worst teams in the league, the Jackets got shut out before a five-day break in games. The evening didn't get off to a great start for Markstrom, as he gave up a soft power play goal to Seth Jones in the first period. It fell 1-0 to the Canucks on Oct.24.

Despite the score, the Jackets had plenty of chances to get back in the game and shot the puck all around Markstrom midway through the second while it was 2-1 as Matt Calvert, Nick Foligno and David Savard all hit iron in succession. Gaunce broke his stick on the shot, but the puck slipped in between Bobrovsky's pads. Vancouver is 3-4-2 against the Central Division.

NOTES: Henrik Sedin has 18 assists in his last 19 games. The Canucks are also brutal on the defensive side, allowing three or more goals in 14 of their last 16 games. He lost six teeth after taking a puck in the mouth against Toronto on January 6. Armed with confidence from their first road win since November, Vancouver travels to take on the Minnesota Wild on Sunday.

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