National Hockey League
Vancouver 2, Ottawa 1
When: 9:00 PM ET, Sunday, November 20, 2011
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
Referees: Tim Peel, Kelly Sutherland
Linesmen: Vaughan Rody, Mark Wheler
Attendance: 18890

Chris Higgins tipped in the game-winner at the 2:18 mark of overtime to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Ottawa Senators on Sunday.

Henrik Sedin added a power-play goal and Cory Schneider made 28 saves for the Canucks (10-9-2), who moved back above .500.

Dan Hamhuis set up the final goal when he got the puck on the left point and fired a slap shot into traffic in front of the net. Higgins set his stick down in front and deflected the puck past Alex Auld for his seventh goal.

The Senators had a three-game winning streak come to an end.

Vancouver took the lead on a power play in the second period. Henrik Sedin hung back on the rush and took a feed in the high slot from Daniel Sedin. Henrik wound up and slapped in his seventh goal for a 1-0 advantage.

It was the league-leading 18th assist for Daniel Sedin, snapping a tie with Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson.

The Senators tied it at the 3:32 mark of the third, when Colin Greening took a centering pass from Jason Spezza and tipped his sixth goal past Schneider.
Top Game Performances
Ottawa   Vancouver
Colin Greening 1 Points Chris Higgins 1
Colin Greening 1 Goals Chris Higgins 1
Sergei Gonchar 1 Assists Dan Hamhuis 1
N/A Power Play Goals Henrik Sedin 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Alexander Auld .926 Save Percentage Cory Schneider .966
Alexander Auld 25 Saves Cory Schneider 28
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Ottawa 29 1 0-5 3-4 8 31
Vancouver 27 2 1-4 5-5 10 31
Upcoming Games
  • Vancouver will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Canucks have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .700 after a loss.
  • Ottawa will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Senators have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .300 after a loss.