The Abbotsford Canucks escaped Ontario with two points after a big matinee shootout win in California on Monday (Jan. 17).
Abbotsford goalie Arturs Silovs came up big in the first period, overtime and shootout to earn the win and turn the Canucks final stop on their four-day California trip into a 2-1 shootout win over the Reign.
Artie is making it look easy in Ontario 😎#AbbyCanucks pic.twitter.com/Vha7bnEfKI
— Abbotsford Canucks (@abbycanucks) January 17, 2022
Both goalies shut the door down for the first period, but it was Ontario’s Jordan Spence who scored at 1:33 of the second. That goal held up until Sheldon Dries scored his team-leading 14th at 7:24 of the third.
Nothing was settled for the remainder of the third, and the Canucks had a to fight of a Reign power play in overtime to send the game to a shootout. Silovs stood tall, keeping the puck out of the net for all three attempts and Abbotsford’s Phil Di Giuseppe’s goal proved to be enough to give Abbotsford the win.
Here’s a look at the Gaunce/Spence Goal! pic.twitter.com/IrVbFadJW6
— Ontario Reign (@ontarioreign) January 18, 2022
Sheldon Dries scores his team leading 14th goal of the season to tie the game at 1️⃣ in the 3rd period for the #AbbyCanucks!
Nic Petan has today's @Panago_Pizza delivery of the game with a beautiful feed to set up the equalizer! pic.twitter.com/gleX9rWWaF
— Abbotsford Canucks (@abbycanucks) January 18, 2022
Defenceman Jack Rathbone continued his strong play on the road trip and collected seven shots. Both Dries and Di Giuseppe had six apiece. Silovs made 20 saves to record his first win since Oct. 24.
Abbotsford’s record moves to 12-12-3-1 and they improve to sixth in the Pacific Division.
The Canucks next host the San Diego Gulls for games on Saturday (Jan. 22) and Sunday (Jan. 23). Saturday’s game is set for 7 p.m., while Sunday gets going at 4 p.m.