Marchessault scores Bolts lone goal in 2-1 loss

Posted at 10:39 PM, Dec 22, 2015

Daniel Sedin scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, Jacob Markstrom made 26 saves and the road-weary Vancouver Canucks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Sven Baertschi also scored for the Canucks, who finished their road trip 2-3-1. Vancouver, which had one power play, allowed just one goal on 10 short-handed opportunities.

Tampa Bay got a goal from Jonathan Marchessault.

Canucks captain Henrik Sedin contributed an assist after missing two games with a lower-body injury. Starting goalie Ryan Miller, who left with cramping during the shootout of Sunday's 5-4 loss at Florida, was scratched.

Daniel Sedin put the Canucks up 2-1 from the top of the right circle off a pass from Henrik Sedin at 11:09 of the third. Henrik Sedin broke a tie with Luc Robitaille for 47th place with his 727th career assist.

Baertschi opened the scoring at 15:57 of the first. He has a goal in three consecutive games.

Tampa Bay's power play was woeful on each of its first five opportunities. The best scoring chance actually came when Vancouver's Derek Dorsett had his 2-on-1 backhander turned aside by Ben Bishop.

The Lighting finally scored on their sixth power play when Marchessault beat Markstrom from the low right circle with 21.4 seconds left in the second.

Markstrom made a nice save on Steven Stamkos during the opening minute of the third.

NOTES: The Canucks start a seven-game homestand Saturday against Edmonton. ... Vancouver recalled Joe Cannata from Utica of the AHL to be the backup goalie. ... Lightning C Brian Boyle, whose head struck the glass after an early first-period hit in Friday's 5-2 win over Ottawa, didn't play and is day to day. ... Others on a long list of injured Tampa Bay players sitting out included C Tyler Johnson, LW Ondrej Palat and LW Jonathan Drouin. ... Lightning C Cedric Paquette returned after missing 15 games with an upper-body injury.