Dallas Stars’ Radek Faksa, right, of the Czech Republic, checks Vancouver Canucks’ Quinn Hughes during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday March 30, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Granlund nets winner as Canucks edge Stars 3-2 in shootout

Markstrom makes 38 saves for Vancouver

VANCOUVER — Markus Granlund scored in the eighth round of the shootout on Saturday, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars.

Tim Schaller and Sven Baertschi scored in regulation for the Canucks (34-35-10), who were officially eliminated from the playoff race on Friday.

Andrew Cogliano and Alexander Radulov responded for the Stars (41-31-7), who fell just short of a playoff-clinching win after erasing a 2-0 deficit in the third period.

Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom stopped 38-of-40 shots in regulation and Anton Khudobin put up 29 saves for the Stars.

The loss snapped a three-game win streak for Dallas.

Vancouver’s playoff chances ended when the Colorado Avalanche beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 in a shootout on Friday.

Schaller opened the scoring when he scooped the puck from behind the net and wrapped a back-handed shot around, poking the puck under Khuodobin’s pad 4:52 into the game.

The tally marked the left-winger’s third goal of the season. All three have come in games against the Stars this month.

Baertschi added another marker 11:16 into the first, picking up the puck at the blue line, streaking into the offensive zone and sniping a wrist shot from the bottom of the faceoff circle.

The shot beat Khudobin five-hole and marked Baertschi’s first point since returning from symptoms of post-concussion syndrome that kept him sidelined for 23 games.

RELATED: Hughes Clues: Canucks rookie offers glimpse of future in 3-2 win over Kings

Markstrom stopped every shot he faced through nearly two-and-a-half periods before Cogliano beat him with a wrister 9:14 into the third period.

Radulov added another goal 14:11 into the final frame, sending a long wrist shot sailing toward the Canucks net. The puck appeared to bounce off Vancouver defenceman Troy Stetcher and in.

The tally extended Radulov’s point streak to five games.

Tyler Seguin nearly finished the game with less than two minutes left, snapping a closer-range shot at Markstrom. The Canucks netminder trapped the puck under his arm to force overtime.

The Canucks will play their last home game of the season on Tuesday when they host the San Jose Sharks.

The Stars will face the Philadelphia Flyers in Dallas the same night.

NOTES: Canucks right-winger Jake Virtanen missed game with a lower-body injury. … Seguin’s six-game point streak was snapped. The Dallas centre had scored four goals and six assists across the stretch.

Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press

More Canucks coverage here

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter 

Just Posted

Stetski talks up NDP election platform

NDP candidate for Kootenay-Columbia riding outlines election ‘commitments’ to Canadian voters

Abra Brynne wins Kootenay-Columbia Green Party nomination

Brynne is one of three candidates who will challenge MP Wayne Stetski

Golden’s weekly news recap

This week’s top stories

MP warns of scam after catching Facebook Messenger imposter account

Wayne Stetski issues warning about an imposter messenger account that is using his profile photo

VIDEO: B.C. MLA Michelle Stilwell takes first steps in nearly 30 years

‘It actually felt like walking. It’s been 27 years… but it felt realistic to me’

Report of dead body in B.C. park actually headless sex doll

This discovery, made at Manning Park on July 10, led police to uncovering two other sex mannequins

Grand Forks fire chief found to have bullied, harassed volunteer firefighter: report

WorkSafeBC, third-party human resources investigation looking into allegations complete

Dog recovering after being drenched in hot coffee, B.C. man charged

Man was taken into custody, charged, and released pending a court date

Taekwondo instructor, 21, identified as B.C. bat rabies victim

Nick Major, 21, an instructor at Cascadia Martial Arts in Parksville

Science expedition to Canada’s largest underwater volcano departs Vancouver Island

Crews prepared for a two-week research mission to the Explorer Seamount

B.C. shipyard to get one-third of $1.5 billion frigate-repair contract

The federal government has promised to invest $7.5 billion to maintain the 12 frigates

Worried about bats? Here’s what to do if you come across one in B.C.

Bat expert with the BC Community Bat Program urges caution around the small creatures

B.C. on right road with tougher ride-hailing driver rules, says expert

The provincial government is holding firm that ride-hailing drivers have a Class 4 licence

Most Read