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Young Stars Game 2: Dahlen leads the way

...Canucks beats Jets in second straight game

by Tyson Giuriato @TysonGiuriato / Freelance writer

Jonathan Dahlen scored twice, including the game-winner, as the Vancouver Canucks closed out the 2018 Young Stars Classic in Penticton, B.C. with a 6-4 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

Goaltender Ivan Kulbakov, who is signed to an AHL Contract with the Utica Comets for the upcoming season, was stellar between the pipes, finishing with 38 saves. 

For the second straight game, it was Adam Gaudette that opened the scoring as he one-timed a feed just past the midway mark of the 1st period.

Tweet from @Canucks: More of alllllll this in the 2nd please #Canucks! #YoungStars pic.twitter.com/nIvzLvosAW

Less than 30 seconds later, it was Elias Pettersson's turn to show off his one-timer skills, blasting home an Olli Juolevi feed for his third goal of the weekend.

Tweet from @Canucks: Goalies beware: @_EPettersson can SHOOT. 🙌 #YoungStars pic.twitter.com/MR2PviGRqC

Late in the frame, a Jets turnover in the neutral zone led to a quick two-on-one break the other way and Dahlen would find the back of the net after taking a nifty drop pass off the stick of Reid Gardiner.

Tweet from @Canucks: 3 goals on 10 shots in the 1st, including this ������ from @JonathanDahlen. #Canucks up 3-0. #YoungStars pic.twitter.com/ew5OEtjgkL

After the three-goal opening frame outburst by the Canucks, it appeared we were headed to an identical lopsided affair that we witnessed on Friday evening in Vancouver's 8-2 win. However, the middle stanza was all Jets. They scored twice in the first six minutes of the frame and then knotted the score at three with 5:20 remaining. 

The Canucks regained the lead five minutes into the 3rd period. Free agent invitee, and Vancouver Giants forward, Kaleb Bulych, skated into the zone and rifled a wrist shot that beat Winnipeg netminder Mikhail Berdin.

Tweet from @Canucks: .@KalebBulych 👀 🚨 #YoungStars pic.twitter.com/mCURW8DU3e

Dahlen added an empty-netter with just over a minute to play, which ended up being huge as the Jets would get back to within one just moments later. Zack MacEwan rounded out the scoring with an empty-netter of his own shortly after.

The Canucks now prepare for training camp, which begins next week in Whistler, B.C.

Full game highlights below.

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