Lindholm nets a pair in first game with Canucks to secure 3-2 victory against Hurricanes on

Lindholm nets a pair in first game with Canucks to secure 3-2 victory against Hurricanes on

This article was written by BOB SUTTON, a member of the Associated Press.

Elias Lindholm had a successful game on Tuesday night while playing for a new team in a familiar arena in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Lindholm netted two power-play goals in the same manner in his first game with the Canucks, while J.T. Miller sealed the win with a goal in a 3-2 triumph over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.

Lindholm expressed his amazement at how everything fell into place. He feels grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the team and contribute.

Lindholm, an experienced center who started his professional journey with the Hurricanes, scored a goal in both the initial and second periods as the Canucks resumed play after the All-Star break, extending their points streak to 12 consecutive games.

Quinn Hughes and Brock Boeser both recorded two assists each. Thatcher Demko had a total of 22 saves, with 12 of them being made in the third period.

Carolina’s Jordan Martinook and Sebastian Aho each contributed a goal in the game, but unfortunately, their team’s three-game winning streak came to an end. Pyotr Kochetkov, who hadn’t played for the Hurricanes since January 11th, made 16 saves in his return.

Miller netted his 22nd goal of the season just four minutes into the third period, making it the only even-strength goal of the game.

“The outcome of the game was not in our favor,” stated Rod Brind’Amour, coach of the Carolina team. “It was a disappointing match. Our opponents played well and executed their game plan, while in the third period, we were able to execute ours. However, we were unable to convert our efforts into points.”

Last week, Vancouver obtained Lindholm from the Calgary Flames. He spent five seasons in the NHL with the Hurricanes, after being drafted by them in 2013.

In addition to scoring goals, Canucks coach Rick Tocchet also praised Lindholm for his late-game blocked shot and other aspects of his performance.

“When reviewing the footage, you will observe intelligent hockey plays,” stated Tocchet.

Lindholm’s sole instance of scoring two goals in a game this season occurred in December against the Canucks.

He expressed his greatest anxiety about his position on Vancouver’s penalty-killing team, but he appeared skilled while positioned in front of the goal during power plays.

Lindholm stated that there was a plethora of new information and a multitude of thoughts in their mind.

Lindholm and Hughes established a bond during their initial game as teammates. The opening goal was scored with 2:37 remaining in the first period, as Lindholm deflected Hughes’ powerful shot.

According to Hughes, he is present and highly talented. He possesses exceptional hockey instincts.

Lindholm scored his second goal with a tip-in from a pass by Hughes, bringing his season total to 11 goals.

Martinook scored a goal while the Hurricanes were short-handed in the beginning of the first period. However, halfway through the game, they had only taken seven shots on goal, despite averaging over 33 per game.

Tocchet expressed difficulty in restraining scoring opportunities against Carolina.

Only 62 seconds after Lindholm’s second goal, Aho scored on Carolina’s second power play of the game, bringing his total to 18 goals for the team.

Hughes has the most points among NHL defensemen at 64.


The Canucks will be playing against Boston on Thursday.

The Hurricanes will be facing off against Colorado on Thursday.


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