Canucks: 3 takeaways from 6-3 win over Sabres

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Boeser scores first and scores game-winner

It appears nobody wants to get the Canucks back to their winning ways more than the elite right winger Brock Boeser.

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The Burnsville, Minnesota native not only had a great game on Thursday scoring first in Florida, but he was also the first player for Vancouver to light the lamp in Buffalo. Boeser got involved out front of the net and tipped the puck behind himself, bulging twine to get the game knotted at one.

It was a nifty play that proved Boeser has more than just a one-timer in his arsenal. For a player who has been criticized for not scoring enough goals this year, he’s been quietly having his best season to date.

His shot may not be finding the back of the net as often, but he’s consistently on the score sheet and is pacing just shy of a point per game through the first 45.

Boeser could have scored his second goal of the contest which would have been his 16th of the campaign, but the call on the ice was not overturned.

The Canucks called the play back to review what appeared to be a goal by Boeser. The video review with the birds-eye view revealed the puck squirted under the post and through the netting. Shocking fans, the referee didn’t budge and wasn’t convinced. Another view from behind the net and yes, the puck didn’t go in. It was another close call for Boeser.

Boeser wasn’t leaving KeyBank Center without another tally. Deep in the offensive end during the third period, Boeser got the puck out of the left corner, fed the puck to Chris Tanev for the give and go one-timer. An absolute stunner, and it was his fourth point against the Sabres in the two-game season series. Two goals in the contest for Boeser places him second overall in team scoring with 43 points in 45 games.