EDMONTON, Alberta — Bo Horvat scored twice and the Vancouver Canucks beat the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Wednesday in the opening game of their best-of-seven first-round series.
David Perron and Jaden Schwartz scored for St. Louis.
Game 2 is set for Friday night.
Horvat has four goals in return-to-play action while rookie teammate Quinn Hughes logged an assist to reach seven points (one goal, six helpers) in five games.
Jacob Markstrom made 29 stops for the win.
The Canucks were making their first playoff appearance since 2015, having defeated the Minnesota Wild in the qualifying round.
They never trailed in the game.
Berube on what the #stlblues need to do better after their Game 1 loss to the #Canucks: “We’re going to have to do a better job of getting more traffic in front of the goalie and getting some greasy goals.” pic.twitter.com/LuZbs35c3A
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