RECAP: Vancouver Canucks rally for three in 3rd to earn sweep of Toronto Maple Leafs

Mar 6, 2021; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler (23) checks Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joe Thornton (97) in the first period at Rogers Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

The Vancouver Canucks scored twice within 42 seconds of the third period to take the lead and went on to defeat the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Saturday night.

Bo Horvat tied the game at 8:49 of the third period when he deflected Brock Boeser’s shot from the point on a power play for his 11th goal of the season.

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J.T. Miller scored his seventh goal of the season on the rebound after a shot by Boeser was deflected by Toronto defenseman Morgan Rielly at 9:31.

Nils Hoglander scored his fifth of the season at 16:53 of the third to cap the scoring.

Boeser and Miller each had a goal and two assists. Horvat added a goal and an assist for the Canucks, who swept the two-game set with the Maple Leafs.

John Tavares and Jimmy Vesey scored for the Maple Leafs, who finished their road trip winning three of five games.

Frederik Andersen made 27 saves in the Toronto goal while Thatcher Demko stopped 37 shots for Vancouver.

Boeser scored his 13th goal of the season — and first in eight games — on a power play at 4:39 of the first period. With Auston Matthews sitting out a high-sticking penalty, Miller slipped a pass through the goal crease that Boeser tipped in.

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Tavares scored his eighth of the season to tie the game with a 26-foot snap shot from the left circle into the top left corner. Alexander Kerfoot set up the snipe with an alert one-touch pass in the neutral zone.

The Maple Leafs took the lead at 3:04 of the second period. Vesey notched his fifth goal of the season with a shot from the left edge of the crease on a backhand pass from TJ Brodie. The Canucks had the better chances for the rest of the period but were thwarted by Andersen.

Vancouver center Elias Pettersson (upper-body injury) missed his second straight game.

–Field Level Media