Canucks' Elias Pettersson leaves game with lower-body injury

Canucks' Elias Pettersson leaves game with lower-body injury

Canucks' Elias Pettersson leaves game with lower-body injury

Sparks, who has never had a concussion at any level, said he regrets not immediately letting trainers know he was feeling off before the second shot rattled his cage. "He looks like a real player to me". "When we put our work in front of our skill we've got a chance to have success".

"I'm walking fine", he said Friday on Sportsnet.

Defenceman Jordie Benn scored the only goal the Canadiens would need and he has points in four of the past five games, prompting the question: "What's going on with you?"

Elias Pettersson has a fan in Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock.

Benn opened the scoring with his third goal of the season at 11:50 of the first.

Moore scored his first National Hockey League goal and Hutchinson made 28 saves to record a shutout in his second emergency start for Toronto as the Maple Leafs blanked the Vancouver Canucks 5-0.

The Leafs sit tied with the Calgary Flames - Toronto has two games in hand - for second in the NHL's overall standings, 10 points back of the Tampa Bay Lightning, who just happen to be their Atlantic Division rivals. Hutchinson is now 2-3 with a 3.39 GAA and a.879 save percentage on the year, including 1-2 with a 2.66 GAA and a.914 save percentage in his home games.

Bo Horvat had Vancouver's only two quality opportunities of the period, but Hutchinson was there to stop him on a partial breakaway and another shot late on a Canucks power play.

He returned to action against the Canucks and made 33 saves for his second shutout of the season.

Notes: Andersen said after Friday's practice, his first full session since December 27, that he's close to a return. The 20-year-old is having a breakout season in which he's scored 22 goals, including seven game winners, and 20 assists in 38 games.

The winger felt he was fine to play the following game, but was pulled out of the lineup by Toronto's medical staff after an MRI revealed the injury was more serious that previously thought.

Vancouver (20-21-4), which has been shut out in three of its last four games, went 3-3-0 on the road trip. Marner played his 200th game.

Vancouver kicks off a six-game homestand Thursday night against the Arizona Coyotes.

Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Kasperi Kapanen (24) steals the puck from Vancouver Canucks defenseman Troy Stecher (51) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Toronto. Scoring in the win was John Tavares (27th), Trevor Moore (1st of Career), Auston Matthews (20th), Andreas Johnsson (9th) and Igor Ozhiganov (2nd).

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