D-man's first three-point game in NHL fuels comeback win
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Virtanen's go-ahead goal in 3rd
OTT@VAN: Virtanen tallies on power play in 3rd period
2/25/16: Jake Virtanen scores on a wrist shot on the man advantage, giving the Canucks their second lead of the night
VANCOUVER -- If the Ottawa Senators are going to put together another late-season push to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs, they can't afford to lose to teams below them in the standings, especially when they go into the third period with a lead.
Defenseman Matt Bartkowski scored his second goal of the night 4:01 into the third to tie it, and rookie Jake Virtanen scored the game-winner on the power play with 9:01 left in the Vancouver Canucks' come-from-behind 5-3 victory against the Senators at Rogers Arena on Thursday.
2/25/16: The Senators challenge that the Canucks were offside, and the call of a good goal stands following a video review
At 4:01 of the third period in the Senators/Canucks game, Ottawa requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether Vancouver was off-side prior to Matt Bartkowski's goal.
Review was not conclusive in determining whether Vancouver was off-side prior to the goal. According to Rule 78.7, "If a review is not conclusive and/or there is any doubt whatsoever as to whether the call on the ice was correct, the On-Ice Official(s) will be instructed to confirm their original call."
2/25/16: Mike Hoffman deflects a shot into the net, and after a review, the goal stands
At 9:25 of the first period in the Senators/Canucks game, video review confirmed that Mike Hoffman's stick was at or below the height of the crossbar when he deflected the puck into the Vancouver net. According to Rule 38.4 (vi) "The determining factor is where the puck makes contact with the stick in relation to the crossbar. If the puck makes contact with the portion of the stick that is at or below the level of the crossbar and enters the goal, this goal shall be allowed". Good goal Ottawa.
Granlund makes debut with Canucks against Senators
Center will play first game since trade from Flames
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SENATORS (29-26-6) at CANUCKS (23-24-12)
TV: 10 p.m. ET; RDS, SNP, TSN5, NHL.TV
VANCOUVER - New Vancouver Canucks center Markus Granlund has a familiar face sitting beside him in the locker room to help ease the transition to a new team after being traded from the Calgary Flames on Monday, but he won't be able to count on Sven Baertschi when he makes his debut against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday.