Canucks beat Predators in dramatic fashion

Brock Boeser (Jenn G, Wikimedia Commons)

The Vancouver Canucks beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 in game four of the first round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sunday. With the win, the Canucks lead the best out of seven series three games to one.

The Canucks superstars on Sunday were Brock Boeser and Elias Lindholm. Boeser had a hat trick and Lindholm, who played earlier this season for the Calgary Flames, had an overtime winner. Lindholm and J.T. Miller also had multi-point games as Lindholm had one goal and one assist for two points, while Miller had three assists.

It was also a memorable game for Canucks goaltender Arturs Silovs. The native of Ventspils, Latvia made his National Hockey League postseason debut and made 27 saves on 30 shot attempts. The Canucks started Silovs due to injuries to the Canucks top two goalies of Thatcher Demko and Casey DeSmith.

What we will most remember from game four of the series was the comeback. The Canucks were once down 3-1 to the Predators with two minutes and 49 seconds left. That is when Boeser put the score within a single goal (3-2 Predators), and then the Canucks veteran right winger tied the game with eight seconds left.

Nashville, meanwhile, had the chance to take a 4-2 lead late in the game. However, with a wide open net as the Canucks pulled Silovs, Predators forward Colton Sissons of North Vancouver, British Columbia hit the post. The Canucks can close out the series on Tuesday.

 

 

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