Horvat Scores Twice, Canucks Beat Blues 5-2 In Series Opener

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Bo Horvat scored twice and the Vancouver Canucks beat the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues 5-2 in the opening game of their best-of-seven first-round playoff series. J.T. Miller, Elias Pettersson and Troy Stecher also scored for Vancouver. David Perron and Jaden Schwartz scored for St. Louis.

Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom (25) makes a save as St. Louis Blues’ Brayden Schenn (10) jumps during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)