National Hockey League
Vancouver 3, Winnipeg 2
When: 10:00 PM ET, Friday, November 19, 2021
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
Referees: Reid Anderson, Dean Morton
Linesmen: Kiel Murchison, Justin Johnson
Attendance: 18628

Hometown product Kyle Burroughs scored his first NHL goal and the host Vancouver Canucks snapped a five-game losing skid with a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Conor Garland both scored power-play goals for the Canucks, who received a 37-save performance from goaltender Thatcher Demko.

Nikolaj Ehlers and Pierre-Luc Dubois replied for the Jets, who lost in regulation for the first time in six games. Goalie Eric Comrie stopped 26 shots.

Vancouver's special-team play has been deservedly maligned this season, but Ekman-Larsson's first-period, power-play goal gave the hosts a jolt of life. Upon being passed the puck at the point, Ekman-Larsson fired a long wrist shot that found the mark on the short side at the 13:51 mark for his second goal of the season.

It was only the third time this season the Canucks held a lead after the first period, and they had lost the previous two such contests.

Burroughs potted his memorable goal to double the Vancouver lead early in the second period. The defenseman sent a long point shot that made it through the screen set up by his teammates. The puck ricocheted off the skate of Jets defenseman Nate Schmidt before finding the twine at the 3:12 mark.

Burroughs, 26, was playing his 14th game for the Canucks this season after starting his NHL career with five games for the Colorado Avalanche last season.

Ehlers responded exactly one minute later to put the Jets on the board. The red-hot sniper spun from a check before zipping to the slot and firing a top-shelf shot for his third goal in as many outings.

However, Garland drilled a power-play goal of his own a couple of minutes later, ripping a top-corner slap shot from just inside the left circle, restoring Vancouver's two-goal edge.

Dubois scored his 10th goal of the season by batting home a cross-ice pass from Mark Scheifele while at the doorstep to make it a one-goal game with 2:27 remaining in regulation. The visitors couldn't find an equalizer, though.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Winnipeg   Vancouver
Pierre-Luc Dubois 1 Points Kyle Burroughs 1
Pierre-Luc Dubois 1 Goals Kyle Burroughs 1
Kyle Connor 1 Assists Alex Chiasson 1
N/A Power Play Goals Oliver Ekman-Larsson 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Eric Comrie .897 Save Percentage Thatcher Demko .949
Eric Comrie 26 Saves Thatcher Demko 37
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Winnipeg 39 2 0-0 1-3 8 18
Vancouver 29 3 2-3 0-0 2 37
Upcoming Games
  • Vancouver will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Canucks have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .385 after a loss.
  • Winnipeg will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Jets have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .375 after a loss.