“You watch Bobby (Ryan) come in on the first shot and he drops that right leg,” said Stone. “Then Turris goes in there and makes a great shot and (Marktstrom) drops the leg again. I said, ‘May as well go and see if he is going to drop it a third time,’ and fortunately he did.”
“Eventually you’re going to win one of those shootouts,” said Anderson. “It’s just a matter of statistics.”
The Canucks came close a couple of times in the extra period, with Tanev hitting the post 28 seconds in before Anderson stopped Sven Baertschi on a breakaway.
“We are up 2-1 going into the third, you want to get those two points,” said Tanev. “They are big down the stretch.”
The 36-year-old, who clawed his way up from the third-tier ECHL as an undrafted free agent to eventually star on Vancouver’s top line, was a fan favorite during 12 seasons on the West Coast thanks to his grit, tireless work ethic and memorable playoff performances.
Burrows received a raucous standing ovation from the crowd at Rogers Arena following a video tribute on the scoreboard above centre ice during a first-period television timeout.
“It was really special,” said Burrows, who was stopped by Markstrom in the shootout after also getting robbed in the first period. “I didn’t know how I was going to react to the ovation and the video. It was great.
“I had a lot of fun tonight - even happier with the win.”
Players from both teams watched the montage that included Burrows‘ overtime goal in Game 7 against Chicago in the first round of the 2011 post-season. He acknowledged fans by waving and tapping his chest.
“It’s always going to have a special place in my heart,” said Burrows, who also came out for a curtain call as the game’s second star. “It was nice to be back and see the fans’ reaction.
“They’ve always been behind me through the ups and downs. I owe them a lot.”
With his team down 2-1 in the third period, Dzingel took a slick cross-ice feed from Ryan at the side of the net before roofing a shot past Markstrom at 5:09. Bo Horvat had a chance to give the Canucks a two-goal edge a few minutes earlier, but his blast off the post that beat Anderson stayed out.
But Markstrom, who allowed a goal on the game’s first shot against Edmonton, made amends shortly thereafter when he flashed the same glove to rob Burrows on a 2-on-0 rush before Vancouver tied things at 7:03 when Tanev beat Anderson with a low drive through a screen.
Notes: Karlsson and/or Oduya could join the Senators in time for Friday’s visit to Calgary or Saturday’s game in Edmonton. … Jaros played his first NHL game, while Chabot suited up for his second.
Senators: visits Calgary on Friday night
Canucks: hosts Winnipeg on Thursday.
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