Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat (53) celebrates after scoring against the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Granlund scores shootout winner as Canucks beat Vegas 3-2

Horvat nets pair of goals for Vancouver

LAS VEGAS — Markus Granlund scored in the shootout and the Vancouver Canucks earned a 3-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday night.

Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom stopped all four shots he face in the shootout, and made 33 saves.

Bo Horvat kept his hot streak going, scoring both of Vancouver’s goals. He now has nine points (seven goals, two assists) in the last nine games.

Max Pacioretty and Ryan Reaves scored for the Golden Knights. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 24 of 26 shots.

Jonathan Marchessault had a chance for a breakaway with a little more than two minutes left in overtime, but was thwarted by Horvat, whose backcheck knocked the puck away.

Marchessault, Pacioretty, Erik Haula and William Karlsson all missed their opportunities in the shootout.

The Canucks, who played their seventh road game in their last nine contests, are 2-0 in overtime games and now 1-0 in shootouts. The Golden Knights, who won a shootout in Minnesota in their second game of the season, are 1-1 in shootouts.

While the Golden Knights extended their penalty kill streak to 13 over their last five games, they continued to struggle with their power play, going 0 for 4. They’re a league worst 2 for 28 this season with a man advantage.

Vegas opened the scoring when Erik Haula stripped the puck from Derrick Pouliot behind the net and fed Pacioretty in front of Markstrom. It was Pacioretty’s second goal of the season, and first at home since joining the Golden Knights.

Vancouver tied the game when Loui Eriksson fired a dribbler from the point and Horvat redirected it past Fleury, just inside the post.

Horvat’s second goal made it 2-1 a minute later. He raced down the left side and unleashed a wicked wrist shot over Fleury’s glove.

Reaves tied the game late in the second period with his second goal of the season.

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NOTES: Rookie Elias Pettersson, who leads all rookies with five goals, missed his fifth straight game due to a concussion. … Chris Tanev played in his 400th career game, all with the Canucks. … Vegas’ Alex Tuch made his season debut after sitting out the first eight games with a lower-body injury.

UP NEXT

Vancouver: Visits Arizona on Thursday.

Vegas: Hosts Tampa Bay on Friday.

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W.G. Ramirez, The Associated Press

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Vegas Golden Knights left wing Max Pacioretty (67) and Vancouver Canucks defenceman Derrick Pouliot (5) vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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