National Hockey League
Vancouver 7, Washington 4
When: 10:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 29, 2011
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
Referees: Kyle Rehman, Kevin Pollock
Linesmen: Lonnie Cameron, Brad Lazarowich
Attendance: 18860

Chris Higgins, Maxim Lapierre and Alexander Edler had two goals apiece as the Vancouver Canucks outgunned the visiting Washington Capitals 7-4 Saturday night.

Following a wild 40 minutes that saw the teams combine for eight goals, Vancouver used a power play to take the lead at 6:18 of the third. Following a mad scramble in front of the Washington goal, the puck popped out to Henrik Sedin and he tapped it into an open net.

Higgins' second of the game on a nifty feed from Jannik Hansen 34 seconds later padded the lead. Lapierre put the game out of reach with his second of the night, a wrist shot that beat Capitals netminder Michal Neuvirth between the pads at 10:25.

Thirteen different Vancouver players had points as the Canucks bounced back from a lackluster showing in a 3-0 loss to St. Louis on Wednesday.

Alexander Ovechkin had a pair of goals for the Capitals, who have lost two straight following a season-opening seven-game winning streak. Mike Knuble added a second-period penalty-shot goal and Marcus Johansson also scored in defeat.
Top Game Performances
Washington   Vancouver
Alexander Ovechkin 2 Points Alexander Edler 3
Alexander Ovechkin 2 Goals Alexander Edler 2
Nicklas Backstrom 2 Assists Kevin Bieksa 2
Alexander Ovechkin 1 Power Play Goals Alexander Edler 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Michal Neuvirth .846 Save Percentage Roberto Luongo .875
Michal Neuvirth 22 Saves Roberto Luongo 28
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Washington 32 4 1-4 3-5 10 26
Vancouver 43 7 2-5 3-4 8 39
Upcoming Games
  • Vancouver will play their next game on the road against Calgary. The Canucks have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game at home against Anaheim. The Capitals have a W/L % of .875 after a win and .000 after a loss.