Kotkaniemi Lifts Canadiens Over Canucks 5-1
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Jesper Kotkaniemi had a goal and an assist to lead the Montreal Canadiens over the Vancouver Canucks 5-1. Corey Perry, Shea Weber, Jeff Petry and Phillip Danault also scored for the Canadiens, and Tyler Toffoli had two assists. Brock Boeser had the lone goal for Vancouver with a rocket during a second-period power play. Carey Price had 23 saves for the Canadiens and Thatcher Demko stopped 40 of 45 shots for Vancouver. The result gives Montreal the edge in the two-game series after Vancouver took a 2-1 shootout win on Monday.