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Video: Canucks’ Burrows scores first goal of the season

Mar 12, 2014, 9:33 PM EDT

Alex Burrows finally broke the slump.

The Vancouver Canucks’ winger scored his first goal of the season, in his 36th game of the season, during Wednesday’s game between the Canucks and Winnipeg Jets. It tied the two teams at one-goal apiece in the second period.

Burrows, who has dealt with a broken foot, broken jaw and sprained hand this season, is only two years removed from a 28-goal season, and four years removed from a 35-goal season. He’s also in the first year of a four-year, $18 million contract, according to Capgeek.com.

Now, it wasn’t all good for the Canucks in the second period. Ryan Kesler went to the dressing room after being involved in a knee-on-knee collision with Jim Slater, who was assessed a minor penalty for tripping.

Updated: As per Jason Botchford of The Province newspaper, Kesler did not join the team to start the third period.

  1. AppealToReason - Mar 12, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    He’s still got a ways to go to catch Sestito.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 13, 2014 at 12:41 AM

      But with yet another multi-goal game, Burrows has surged ahead of Mike Smith of the Coyotes. And the Canucks win yet again!!! Can ANY team beat these guys??

  2. jcornella - Mar 12, 2014 at 10:24 PM

    He should go back to chewing fingers… He’s better at that.

    • kaptaanamerica - Mar 13, 2014 at 5:56 AM

      Like Marc Savard, Chris Chelios, Derian Hatcher, Nick Kypreos, Eric Lindros, Jordan Tootoo, Scott Hartnell, Sean Avery, Claude Lemieux…

  3. imgoingtowichita - Mar 12, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    “NOOOOOOO!!!!!!” says Bill Muckalt.

  4. blomfeld - Mar 12, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    It’s likely ‘too little too late’ in terms of Burrows … as for Kesler, what more can one say other than ‘darkness’ ? … :(

  5. micasa81 - Mar 13, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    If there was one player the Canucks needed to snap out of it, it was Burrows. Somehow, when this guy is on his game, the goals he scores spark the rest of the team like nobody else can. Not to mention the fact that all of a sudden Henrik has someone to dish it to. So Burr, if ever your team needed you to go on a tear, it’s right now.

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