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Vancouver 6, St. Louis 1
When: 3:00 PM ET, Sunday, December 9, 2018
Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Referees: T.J. Luxmore, Wes McCauley
Linesmen: Kory Nagy, Pierre Racicot
Attendance: 16841

Brock Boeser scored three goals and Elias Pettersson had a goal and four assists as the visiting Vancouver Canucks defeated the St. Louis Blues 6-1 on Sunday afternoon.

Bo Horvat and Nikolay Goldobin also scored for the Canucks, who gained their second straight victory after having won just once in their previous 13 games. Goaltender Jacob Markstrom made 21 saves, losing a bid for his first shutout of the season in the third period.

Jordan Kyrou scored his first career goal for the Blues, who lost by the same score Dec. 1 at Arizona.

St. Louis goalie Jake Allen, who passed Glenn Hall to move into third place in franchise history with his 17th career shutout Friday in a 1-0 victory against Winnipeg, was pulled in the first period after allowing three goals on six shots.

Boeser opened the scoring at 2:31 on a fluke goal. Pettersson stole the puck behind the Blues' net and fed Boeser, whose shot from the slot went high. But the puck bounced off the glass and ricocheted back over the crossbar, hitting Allen in the back of his left leg pad before trickling over the goal line.

Pettersson made it 2-0 at 12:46, gliding over the blue line before taking a wrist shot from between the top of the faceoff circles that deflected off a defenseman's stick and over Allen's shoulder.

Allen's afternoon ended when Boeser scored on a snap shot from the right faceoff circle at 14:06 off a two-on-one break with Pettersson.

Horvat and Goldobin scored for the Canucks in the second period to make it 5-0.

Kyrou, playing in his 11th career game, got the Blues on the board at 8:05 of the third.

Boeser capped his second career hat trick at 8:45 with a shot from the point that deflected off a defenseman and past goalie Chad Johnson.

St. Louis forward David Perron, signed to a four-year, $16 million contract in the offseason after leading the expansion Vegas Golden Knights to the Stanley Cup final last season, was a healthy scratch.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Vancouver   St. Louis
Elias Pettersson 5 Points Jordan Kyrou 1
Brock Boeser 3 Goals Jordan Kyrou 1
Elias Pettersson 4 Assists Robert Bortuzzo 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jacob Markstrom .957 Save Percentage Chad Johnson .800
Jacob Markstrom 22 Saves Chad Johnson 12
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 21 6 0-2 2-2 4 27
St. Louis 23 1 0-2 2-2 4 28
Upcoming Games
  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Florida. The Blues have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play their next game on the road against Columbus. The Canucks have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .400 after a loss.