Sutter opened the scoring less than four minutes into the game following a scramble in front of Boston’s net. The center grabbed the puck from the fracas and slipped it in under Halak’s leg for his third of the season.
After a scoreless second period, the Bruins came out fired up in the third, pressing the Canucks defense and repeatedly putting shots on net.
Nordstrom tied it midway through the period, ripping a shot from the top of the face-off circle. The puck skimmed Markstrom’s left glove as it sailed into the back of the net.
Nordstrom also seemed to spark some animosity between the clubs.
Horvat hit the Swedish center midway through the second period, a move that Boston’s Noel Acciari apparently took issue with.
Horvat and Acciari dropped their gloves and traded blows, with Horvat knocking off Acciari’s helmet, and Acciari eventually tossing Horvat to the ice.
NOTES: Both teams were missing key players, including Boston’s David Backes, who was originally in the lineup. The Bruins tweeted before the game that the right winger wasn’t feeling well. Boston was also without Kevin Miller, who hurt his hand against the Oilers on Thursday, and Charlie McAvoy, who’s suffering an undisclosed injury. The club has said both defensemen have been sent back to Boston for “further testing.” … Vancouver is still without rookie sensation Elias Pettersson, who suffered a concussion on Oct. 13, and center Jay Beagle, who’s healing from a broken arm. … The game was just the second at home for the Canucks this season, following a two-week road trip in which they won three of six games.
Vancouver: Host Washington on Monday.
Boston: At Ottawa on Wednesday.
Source: Fox Sports