The Goods: Canucks thumped in opener

Sunday, 20.01.2013 / 2:00 AM
Derek Jory

Canucks stumble out of the gate

Three Anaheim Ducks goals in just over three minutes early in the second period put the Vancouver Canucks on ice Saturday night at Rogers Arena in a 7-3 loss.

The Canucks, paced on the night by a goal and an assist from Daniel Sedin and two helpers from Jannik Hansen, held a 2-1 lead midway through the first period, but were outplayed the remainder of the game leading to their fourth consecutive season opening loss.

Cory Schneider started in net for Vancouver, but was replaced by Roberto Luongo in the second period after giving up five goals on 14 shots; Luongo stopped 10 of 12 shots faced.

The Canucks return to the ice Sunday night with the Edmonton Oilers in town for their season opener.

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