Canucks Reach .500 On The Season With 4-2 Win Over Chicago | GAME REVIEW


Aiden McDonough In First NHL Game

By Andrew Phillip Chernoff CanucksBanter

March 26, 2023

Vancouver Canucks (34-34-5), 6th in the Pacific Division) defeated the Chicago Blackhawks (24-43-6), 8th in the Central Division) in a Western Conference contest, by a 4-2 score on Sunday.

Vancouver Extends Win Streaks

It was the Canucks 4rth straight road win improving their road record to 17-16-4. It was also their 3rd consecutive road win, putting them 10-2-0 in their last 12-games.

For Chicago, it was their 19th home loss of the season, increasing their losing streak to 5-games.

With the victory, Vancouver is 27-6-2 when scoring 4+ goals in a game.

On The Road Again… Third and Final

Vancouver finishes the road trip in St. Louis against the Blues, Tuesday, March 28, looking to sweep all three games on their road trip.

Game Highlights

Phillip Di Giuseppe with a goal; Elias Pettersson with 2 goals including the winner; and Brock Boeser extending his goal streak to 2 games with an empty netter, was all the scoring Vancouver needed.

Ethan Bear and Andrei Kuzmenko had two assists. Single assists went to Quinn Hughes, J.T. Miller and Boeser.

Boeser, Pettersson, Bear, and Kuzmenko all had two points each.

Chicago defenseman Connor Murphy opened the scoring, and rookie Lukas Reichel scored his fifth goal of the season to pull Chicago within 3-2 with 1:42 remaining.

Canucks starter Collin Delia stopped 29 shots in picking up his 9th win. Chicago goalie Petr Mrazek made 27 saves in recording his 20th loss.

Recent Canucks NHL Entry Level signee Aiden McDonough stared in his first professional NHL game playing just over 10 minutes (10:03).

Sources:, Associated Press