Canucks 3, Devils 2 (SO)
NEWARK, N.J. -- Mike Santorelli scored in the first round of the shootout to give the Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night at the Prudential Center.
Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler scored in regulation for the Canucks. Patrik Elias and Eric Gelinas had goals for the Devils.
Roberto Luongo made 28 saves for the Canucks, including 17 in the third period. Devils goaltender Cory Schneider stopped 19 shots.
The Canucks and Devils combined for just eight shots in the first period, but they both made the most of their opportunities.
Elias scored his third goal of the season off a beautiful passing play that started with Jaromir Jagr hitting Andrei Loktionov with a cross-ice pass and Loktionov feeding it to Elias on the doorstep for tap-in at 5:05.
Sixty-two seconds later, Kesler capitalized on a misplay by Schneider to pull the Canucks into a 1-1 tie. Schneider couldn't control a bouncing puck and was unable to leave it for defenseman Andy Greene. Henrik Sedin corralled the puck and slipped into Kesler for his fifth goal of the season.
Gelinas responded on the power play for his first NHL goal in his second career game. His shot from the blue line ricocheted off Canucks defenseman Chris Tanev to put the Devils ahead 2-1 at 9:41.
Daniel Sedin evened the score at 2 at 12:37 of the second period with a bad-angle goal off a setup from his twin brother. Henrik Sedin sent the puck into the Devils' zone from the red line near the right boards. The cross-corner dump-in kicked out to Daniel Sedin in the left circle, and his low slap shot slid under the pads of Schneider for his fourth goal of the season.
NOTES: The Canucks will end their longest road trip of the season, a seven-game stretch, when they play the Blues on Friday in St. Louis. They are 4-1-1 on the trip. ... The Devils travel to Boston to play the Bruins on Saturday. ... Henrik Sedin played in his 641st consecutive game, the sixth-longest streak in NHL history. Blues D Jay Bouwmeester is the active ironman leader at 642 consecutive games. ... Devils LW Ryane Clowe (head injury) missed his fourth consecutive game. ... Elias returned to the New Jersey lineup after missing two games with an illness.