Eddie Lack recorded 30 saves and Mike Santorelli scored the game-winning goal to give the Vancouver Canucks a 2-1 victory against the St. Louis Blues at Rogers Arena Friday night. It was Vancouver’s first victory in six games.
"We tried to stay aggressive and we found a way to win,” head coach John Tortorella said. “Lack was really good tonight. He made key saves."
Lack started the eighth time in nine games for regular No. 1 goaltender Roberto Luongo, who has battled separate injuries in the past month. Lack’s record improved to 8-3-3 in his first NHL season.
The Canucks were riding an 0-2-3 stretch while being outscored 18-13 in that span. The team’s last victory came on Dec. 29 when they defeated the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome, 2-0.
On the other hand, the loss snapped the Blues’ seven-game winning streak, which was the longest active streak in the NHL and was the franchise’s best stretch since a nine-game run from Oct. 15 to Nov. 5, 2002. The team’s last loss came on Dec. 23 to the Flames in a 4-3 shootout decision.
The final goal came at 5:56 of the third period after a quick rush into the Blues’ zone. After the puck popped into the high slot, defenseman Jason Garrison rifled a shot that was deflected by Santorelli, who was scoreless in five previous contests, in front of goalie Brian Elliott for the forward’s 10th tally and his third game-winning goal of the season.
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