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Video: Canucks, Sens engage in wild second period

Nov 28, 2013, 9:43 PM EDT

Pretty crazy night in the Canadian capital.

After a first period in which John Tortorella blasted Jannik Hansen for a poor effort on Clarke MacArthur‘s opening goal, the Canucks and Senators sparked major fireworks in an eventful second frame.

Vancouver scored four goals on its first eight shots of the period — in less than nine minutes, no less — chasing Ottawa starter Craig Anderson from the goal:

Then, in an effort to spark his struggling club, Sens forward Chris Neil tried to land a big hit on Vancouver defenseman Ryan Stanton… only to draw the ire of heavyweight Tom Sestito, who threw down in a very spirited scrap:

The four-goal outburst was fairly unexpected, as the Canucks have struggled on offense lately and mustered just three goals in consecutive losses to Chicago and L.A. But against Ottawa, things clicked — Daniel Sedin started by scoring 31 seconds into the period, followed by David Booth at the 1:16 mark.

Defenseman Jason Garrison made it 3-1 with a power play goal at the 4:06 mark, and Dale Weise ended off Anderson’s night by scoring his second of the year at 9:22. Booth, Sedin and Garrison all finished with a goal and an assist during the outburst, a welcome development for Booth especially as he’s been a healthy scratch in recent games.

It’s worth noting that Mika Zibanejad cut the Vancouver lead to two with 1:02 left in the period.

  1. slysipops - Nov 28, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    IF YOU CAN’T BEAT ‘EM IN THE ALLEY ….. YOU WON’T BEAT ‘EM ON THE ICE !………………

  2. muckleflugga - Nov 28, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    mungo want more banana…

    they’ve got a pet monkey who likes
    to get drunk and sing boogie woogie
    and it sounds real funky

    come on, your time boy
    sing one monkey
    let’s hear it for the monkey

    on saturday night they need some excitement
    jane gets right and the monkey gets tight
    and their voices unite
    in the pale moonlight

    and it sounds all right…

  3. drewzducks - Nov 29, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    So Stanton low bridges Neil a la Marchand. That’s cool.

    • micasa81 - Nov 29, 2013 at 5:16 AM

      With comments like this, how are we supposed to even take Bruins fans seriously?

  4. LampyB - Nov 29, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    He was sarcastic buddy.

  5. icelovinbrotha215 - Nov 29, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    300 goals? Man, time flies.

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