/Canucks strike early in victory over Coyotes

Canucks strike early in victory over Coyotes


AP
12:55 a.m. EDT October 31, 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rookie Jared McCann scored the first of two quick goals in the opening period and the Vancouver Canucks held on for a 4-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night.

The Canucks were sharp after blowing a two-goal lead in a loss to Dallas the night before, taking a 3-0 lead in the first.

Alexandre Burrows scored shortly after McCann’s fifth goal of the season, and Brendan Gaunce added his first NHL goal about midway through the opening period.

Arizona rallied in the second period on goals by Max Domi and Steve Downie, but Daniel Sedin quickly pushed it back to a two-goal lead heading into the third.

Tobias Rieder scored with 2:21 left after the Coyotes pulled goalie Anders Lindback, but the Coyotes couldn’t get anything else past Richard Bachman.

Bachman stopped 29 shots in his first start after…

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