|Date of game: 3/19/2015
Recap: Vancouver vs. Columbus
Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) - Marko Dano recorded two of six unanswered Columbus goals that lifted the Blue Jackets to a 6-2 decision over the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena.
All of the Blue Jackets' scoring came over the final two periods, with Dano finishing with three points and Alexander Wennberg adding a goal and an assist. Rene Bourque, Cam Atkinson and Scott Hartnell also lit the lamp in Columbus' fifth win in its last six games.
Sergei Bobrovsky did his part as well for the Blue Jackets, coming up with a 38-save effort.
Eddie Lack stopped 25-of-30 shots before being removed in favor of Jacob Markstrom midway through the third period.
Daniel Sedin and Bo Horvat accounted for the Canucks' two goals.
The Blue Jackets scored twice within a span of under three minutes to tie the game at 2-2 midway through the second period, then struck on a power play late in the stanza to pull in front.
Mark Letestu sent the puck towards the Vancouver net from the right point on the 5-on-4, with Atkinson successfully redirecting the shot past Lack 1:42 prior to the second intermission.
Columbus continued its offensive barrage during the final period, with Dano getting his second of the night by knocking in a loose puck while charging the net 5:41 into the frame. The rookie later set up Hartnell's 22nd goal of the season on a 2-on-1 that made it 5-2 with 11:28 to play.
Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins pulled Markstrom with around five minutes left, with the decision leading to Wennberg's empty-netter with 4:22 still to go.
Bobrovsky was superb during a scoreless opening period in which he was peppered with 20 shots, but was beaten twice 40 seconds apart early in the second.
Horvat got it started by firing in a loose puck caused by a Columbus turnover in the defensive zone with three minutes elapsed in the session, and Sedin quickly made it 2-0 by knocking in the rebound after having his initial attempt blocked by Bobrovsky.
The Blue Jackets answered when Bourque beat Lack to the glove side during a transition rush at the 7:04 mark. Less than three minutes afterward, Dano converted a well-placed behind-the-net give from Artem Ansimov to pull Columbus even.Game Notes
The win was the Blue Jackets' first-ever against the Canucks in Vancouver.,
where Columbus had gone 0-4-3 in its previous seven visits ... The Canucks
lost in regulation for just the second time in the series, owning a 14-2-2
lifetime mark against Columbus ... Hartnell has recorded six goals and an
assist during a six-game point streak ... Canucks forward Brad Richardson
missed the game due to a lingering ankle injury.