VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Andrei Kuzmenko scored his 35th goal, a Canucks franchise record for a initial-year player, to lead Vancouver to a 7-two rout of the San Jose Sharks on Thursday evening.
The Russian forward, who also had an assist, topped the 34 objectives scored by Pavel Bure in 1991-92.
J.T. Miller, Dakota Joshua, Conor Garland and Phillip Di Giuseppe also each and every single had a goal and an assist, and Vasily Podkolzin and Sheldon Dries scored for Vancouver. Tyler Myers had a pair of assists and Thatcher Demko developed 17 saves.
Tomas Hertl and Andrew Agozzino scored for the struggling Sharks, who are winless in their final eight games (-5-3). San Jose has not won in regulation due to the reality beating Seattle 4- on Feb. 20.
Vancouver opened the scoring six:15 into the initial appropriate soon after Miller picked off Hertl’s pass at the Sharks’ blue line and snapped a shot earlier Reimer for his 29th goal.
Kuzmenko developed it two- when he deftly moved the puck from his forehand to his backhand, then shoveled a shot in. Elias Pettersson earned an assist on the play, extending his point streak to a profession-greater ten games.
Hertl lower the Sharks’ deficit to two-1, but Joshua restored the Canucks’ two-goal lead with a shot earlier an outstretched Reimer with .4 seconds left in the opening period.
Vancouver developed it 4-1 in the second on Garland’s goal, and then the Canucks sealed it with a unique three-goal period in the third.
The Canucks won their ninth straight game against the Sharks, like all four matchups in in between the teams this season.
NOTES: D Filip Hronek played his initial game in a Canucks jersey. Vancouver acquired the 25-year-old from Detroit on March 1 for initial- and second-round picks in this year’s draft, but an upper-physique injury kept Hronek out of the lineup till Thursday. … Vancouver’s Christian Wolanin left with a lower-physique injury midway by means of the initial period and did not return.
Sharks: Travel to Calgary to face the Flames on Saturday.
Canucks: At Dallas to take on the Stars on Saturday evening.
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