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Vancouver 3, Ottawa 2
When: 7:00 PM ET, Monday, March 15, 2021
Where: Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
Referees: Eric Furlatt, Michael Markovic
Linesmen: Steve Barton, Derek Nansen
Attendance: N/A

J.T. Miller scored at 1:40 of overtime and Thatcher Demko made 44 saves as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the host Ottawa Senators 3-2 Monday night.

Jayce Hawryluk and Tanner Pearson also scored for the Canucks, who have won five of their past six games despite the absence of first-line center Elias Pettersson (upper-body injury). Coach Travis Green said Pettersson wouldn't join the Canucks on their current four-game trip, which got underway Monday.

Josh Norris and Colin White scored for the Senators and goaltender Joey Daccord, who posted his first NHL victory with a 4-3 decision against visiting Toronto the previous night, stopped 25 of 28 shots.

Miller's winner came after he took a pass from Quinn Hughes just outside the Senators' blue line while they were making a line change. Miller sped past a defender as he crossed the blue line and beat a sprawling Daccord with a forehand from close range.

The Senators rallied from a 2-0 first-period deficit, tying the score on White's goal at 17:50 of the third period. With Daccord on the bench for an extra attacker, Demko tried to move the puck along the boards from behind his own net. Ottawa's Brady Tkachuk beat a defenseman to the puck and fired to White in the high slot for a one-timer to make it 2-2.

White's goal made up for a bad turnover on Vancouver's second goal at 18:49 of the first. Four players -- two from each team -- were jostling for the puck behind the Ottawa net when White scooped a backhander off the boards and right in front of his own net, where a wide-open Pearson hammered it home.

Hawryluk's first goal of the season, after a mad scramble in front of the net, opened the scoring at 10:14 of the first.

The Senators pulled within 2-1 at 3:52 of the second, with Norris scoring off the rebound of a shot by Tim Stutzle.

Demko improved to 6-1-0 over his past seven starts.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Vancouver   Ottawa
Jayce Hawryluk 1 Points Josh Norris 1
Jayce Hawryluk 1 Goals Josh Norris 1
Jordie Benn 1 Assists Tim Stutzle 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Thatcher Demko .957 Save Percentage Joey Daccord .893
Thatcher Demko 44 Saves Joey Daccord 25
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Vancouver 28 3 0-1 4-4 8 37
Ottawa 46 2 0-4 1-1 2 37
Upcoming Games
  • Ottawa will play their next game at home against Vancouver. The Senators have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .286 after a loss.
  • Vancouver will play their next game on the road against Ottawa. The Canucks have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .389 after a loss.