Abbotsford Canucks smash San Diego Gulls 6-1

Abbotsford Canucks smash San Diego Gulls 6-1

The Abbotsford Canucks survived a three-game slump with an exclamation point on Wednesday (February 1), beating the San Diego Gulls 6-1 in the California city.

Starting goaltender Arturs Silovs was great in the first period, saving chances on two power plays for the Gulls and his play was rewarded when Nils Aman scored the first’s 16:29.

Di Giuseppe sets up Aman to give the Canucks a 1-0 lead

— Ben Lypka (@BenLypka) February 2, 2023

San Diego beat the Canucks 8-5 in the opening frame.

The second period was all Abbotsford and started early when Christian Wolanin fired a goal at 1:44 to give the Canucks a 2-0 lead. Just 16 seconds later, Arshdeep Bains ripped a shot past Gulls goalie Lukas Dostal. Danila Klimovich added a breakaway goal at 7:50. The second striker now has 10 goals this season. Rocco Grimaldi added a power play goal at 15:44 to stop Silovs from attempting to shut out.

Canucks smell blood, Bains rips a shot past Dostal for 3-0

— Ben Lypka (@BenLypka) February 2, 2023

Klimovich with a steal and score. His 10th of the season, 4-0 Abbotsford

— Ben Lypka (@BenLypka) February 2, 2023

The offense continued for the Canucks in the third when Kyle Rau hit on the power play at 1:32. Tristen Nielsen made it 6-1 at 1:55 p.m. with a nice tip from Linus Karlsson.

Nielsen with a nice tip there, his eighth of the season

— Ben Lypka (@BenLypka) February 2, 2023

Nielsen, Rau and Aman all had two points and Silovs made 21 saves for his 17th win of the season. Bains, Nielsen and Jett Woo all recorded four shots on goal.

You stay classy in San Diego 😏

— Abbotsford Canucks (@abbycanucks) February 2, 2023

The win is Abbotsford’s first road victory since January 14 and ends a three-game slide. Abbotsford’s record improves to 24-15-2-2 this season and they remain fourth in the Pacific Division.

The team now travels to San Jose to face off against the Barracuda on Friday (February 3rd) and Saturday (February 4th). Recently acquired Aatu Räty is expected to be in the lineup for at least one of the games this weekend.

The team’s next home game is on February 10 when the Tucson Roadrunners come to the Abbotsford Centre. This game is advertised as “Celebrating the Sedins” with legendary Vancouver Canucks players Daniel and Henrik Sedin in the building.

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