Daniel Sedin scored his second goal of the night on a power play at 2:21 of overtime, and the Vancouver Canucks stopped the Florida Panthers’ winning streak at 12 games with a 3-2 victory.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Daniel Sedin scored his second goal of the night on a power play at 2:21 of overtime, and the Vancouver Canucks stopped the Florida Panthers’ winning streak at 12 games with a 3-2 victory Monday night.
Sedin snapped a shot past Roberto Luongo — a former Canucks goaltender — with Jaromir Jagr in the penalty box for hooking, tying Markus Naslund’s franchise record for goals with 346 (19 this season).
With the Canucks celebrating on the ice, the teams came together near the benches with a lot of pushing and shoving. It appeared to start when Vancouver’s Derek Dorsett approached the Panthers’ bench after Sedin scored the winner.
Florida players were making their way to the locker room but turned back after Dorsett shoved backup goalie Al Montoya. A number of players from both teams began throwing punches as officials tried to break up the fights.
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Jake Virtanen also scored for Vancouver (17-16-10), which got 26 saves from Jacob Markstrom.
Jussi Jokinen and Jonathan Huberdeau scored for the Panthers (26-12-5). Luongo made 27 stops, but his nine-game winning streak ended.
Luongo was serenaded with familiar “Luuuu” chants from the crowd periodically throughout the game.
Virtanen tied the score with 2:38 left in regulation on a shot to Luongo’s short side.
The rookie’s second goal of the season came after Markstrom made a couple of great saves to keep his team in the game, including a stop on Steven Kampfer on a 3-on-1 moments before the equalizer.
Down 2-0 after the first, the Canucks got one back at 5:41 of the second when Sedin finished off a nice passing play with his twin, Henrik, by whipping a backhand past Luongo.