NHL makes statement on the Canucks following comeback win vs Edmonton

Cooper Godin
May 9, 2024  (11:26)

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The first half of Wednesday's Game 1 between the Canucks and Oilers didn't go Vancouver's way and at one point, they found themselves down 4 to 1 with goals coming from Zach Hyman (x2), Mattias Ekholm and Leon Draisaitl.

Later on in the second frame, the Canucks were able to pull within two goals, before storming back in the third period, scoring three goals, with the winner coming from Conor Garland, to give Vancouver a 5-4 victory and a 1-0 series lead.
With Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes being held off the scoresheet, the Vancouver Canucks' depth got it done. Dakota Joshua recorded three points, while Nikita Zadorov, Carson Soucy and Ian Cole combined for five points on the night.
After the game, the National Hockey League made a statement on the Vancouver Canucks' comeback victory. In their post on social media, they shared that this is only the fourth time in NHL postseason history that there have been three-goal comeback victories on consecutive days. On Tuesday night, the Colorado Avalanche came back from 3-0 to win 4-3 in overtime against the Dallas Stars.
"The @Canucks and Colorado each completed a three-goal comeback win within a 24-hour span. #StanleyCup" The NHL said.

They added, "The NHL featured three-goal comeback victories on consecutive days in the postseason for the fourth time in league history (also April 23-24, 2023, Aug. 6-7, 2020 & April 19-20, 2011)."

Winning in comeback fashion like the Canucks did last night is always exciting for the fans, but for the players, having to play from behind like that is not ideal and in Game 2, Rick Tocchet will certainly hope his group will have a better start than they did on Wednesday night.
Puck drop for Game 2 between the Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Arena is set for Friday night at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET and can be watched across Canada on CBC and Sportsnet.
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