Mason Raymond's patented spin-o-rama goal was the difference in a 2-1 Canucks shootout win over the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.
For the fourth straight game the Canucks gave up the opening goal , when Mark Letestu found himself alone in front at 3:04 of the second period for his 6th of the season.
Jason Garrison then drew a boarding penalty 15:57 into the middle frame. The Canucks built pressure throughout the man-advantage, with Garrison ripping a slap-shot through a Mason Raymond screen two seconds after the power-play expired tying 1-1.
Roberto Luongo was near-perfect in net making 26 saves, including stoning RJ Umberger all alone with 15 seconds left in regulation, for his first win since Feb. 22nd and his 6th of the season.
The Canucks end their three game road trip with three out of a possible six points and now return home to face the Nashville Predators on Thursday.
AND ANOTHER THING...
That spin cycyle goal reminded me....it's laundry day.
Tweet of the Night - "Oh man, David Booth just pasted Calvert w/ (what appeared to be) a clean hit. I'm still allowed to like that right? kay good. It was great." - @jtbourne. Payback from last game's OT winner.
Hammerin' Hank - Henrik Sedin's three game goal streak came to an end in Columbus. If he scored tonight that would have matched the longest streak of his career, set back in 2002.
Power Outage - The Canucks power-play didn't score for the ninth game in a row, but they deserved credit one. Jason Garrison's game tying blast crossed the goal-line just two seconds after the Columbus penalty finished.
Shooting Gallery - Up against the hottest goalie in the NHL in Sergei Bobrovsky, the Canucks fired 38 pucks at the NHL's 1st Star of the Week. Mason Raymond led the way with 7 shots.