Eddie Lack made 22 saves and the host Vancouver Canucks defeated the Calgary Flames 4-1 to even their first-round playoff series at a game apiece.
Corey Perry scored two goals in the third period of a four-point performance, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied from another late deficit for a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night in their first-round series opener.
The NHL playoffs begin Wednesday and forward Patrick Kane, who suffered a broken collarbone Feb. 24, is expected back for Chicago when it visits Nashville for the opener of their seven-game series. The Vancouver Canucks host Calgary.
The Vancouver Canucks have home-ice advantage in their first-round playoff series against Calgary. The Flames won the regular-season series 2-1-1.
The NHL playoffs begin Wednesday. Five Canadian teams are in the field, the most from hockey’s heartland since 2004.
Oliver Bjorkstrand scores 29 seconds into the second overtime, and the Winterhawks tie the series 1-1.
Alex Edler scored in overtime as the Vancouver Canucks rallied to beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 in the final game of the regular season. The Canucks will have the home-ice advantage in their first-round playoff series against the Calgary Flames.
Everett goaltender Carter Hart fends off Portland’s closing flurry; teams play Game 2 in Everett on Saturday night
Yannick Weber scored twice and Eddie Lack made 28 saves for his second shutout of the season Thursday night as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Arizona Coyotes 5-0.
In 30 regular-season games the 16-year old rookie led the WHL with a goals-against average of 2.29. It got even better in the first round of the playoffs when he allowed only 1.68 goals a game against the Spokane Chiefs with a 94.7 save percentage.