Vancouver Canucks blew a two goal, first period lead to fall to the Phoenix Coyotes 5-4 Wednesday night.
Canucks have dropped four of their last five games in regulation.
Henrik Sedin is now second in franchise scoring at 734 points; one up on Trevor Linden after two assists tonight.
Canucks wrap-up their seven game homestand Saturday night versus the Columbus Blue Jackets.
It didn’t take long for the Vancouver Canucks to get on the scoreboard with Alex Burrows getting his 24th of the season. Burrows 1-0 Canucks
Ryan Kesler would put the Canucks up 2-0 on the power play midway through the first. Kesler 2-0 Canucks
Less than two minutes later Rostislav Klesla cut the lead in half. Klesla 2-1 Canucks
Shane Doan then tied it up at two with just over three minutes left in the period. Doan 2-2
Off to the second period and the Canucks took a too-many-men penalty giving the Coyotes their first power play of the night and they cashed in. Ekman-Larrson 3-2 Coyotes
Canucks would get their third power play of the night and it was David Booth with his 14th of the season to tie it up at three; Chris Higgins and Kevin Bieksa with the assists.
Then late in the second Gilbert Brule knocked the puck past Luongo to put the Coyotes up 4-3. Bieksa was now a minus-3 on the night.
With Bieksa in the penalty box early in the third Phoenix got their second power play goal in as many attempts to go up 5-3 with a goal from Antoine Vermette.
Dan Hamhuis made it a one goal game again at 13:11 of the third. Henrik Sedin picked up another assist now 734 points as a Vancouver Canuck- now 22 points behind the all-time leader Markus Naslund.
Canucks lose 5-4 and wrap-up their seven game homestand Saturday night versus Columbus. TEAM1040 has te call; faceoff at 7pm.