”There was a little bit of desperation for sure,” Pesce said. ”We’ve had some trouble scoring these past few games. But you have to score to win, and we know where the standings are. Every win is sort of a must.”
”I think everyone found a way to contribute,” Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said. ”All in all, it was a good night.”
Michael Del Zotto scored the only Vancouver goal and Jacob Markstrom stopped 29 shots.
”It’s not Markstrom’s fault tonight,” Vancouver coach Travis Green said. ”We weren’t good enough to win this hockey game, that’s for sure.”
The Canucks came back after the first period with a stronger effort in the second with the goal from Del Zotto and stopping the Canes on a pair of power plays. Due to injury, Brock Boeser, was a late scratch for Friday’s game eliminating the Canucks’ leading scorer. Boeser is a front runner for the Calder Memorial Trophy. The Calder Memorial Trophy is an annual award given “to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League.” It is named after Frank Calder, the first president of the NHL.