Kirill Marchenko Scores in His Third-straight Game but the Blue Jackets Lose 5-2 to the Canucks

By Coby Maeir on January 28, 2023 at 12:36 am
Boone Jenner battles for a buck in front of the Blue Jackets net against the Vancouver Canucks.
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The three-game point streak ends.

Kirill Marchenko posted two power-play goals to extend his goal-scoring streak to three games but the Blue Jackets lost 5-2 to the Canucks at Rogers Arena in Vancouver Friday.

1st Period

Vancouver opened the scoring on a short-handed goal at 1:25 when Bo Horvat found Elias Pettersson on a two-on-one, leading to a one-on-one matchup between Pettersson and Joonas Korpisalo, where Pettersson beat Koprisalo with a forehand move.

The Blue Jackets answered just 43 seconds later at 2:08 on that same power play when Marchenko deflected Adam Boqvist's shot from the point from the bumper spot through Boone Jenner's legs and past Collin Delia. 

Korpisalo made a huge stop on J.T. Miller at 6:00, preserving the tie by denying Miller from the slot off a rebound.

At 9:17, Cole Sillinger saved a goal when he blocked an Andrei Kuzmenko wrist shot from the left circle that was headed towards a wide-open net. 

The Canucks scored a power-play goal of their own at 13:21 when Quinn Hughes fired a one-timer from the center of the point past Korpisalo.

Ilya Mikheyev doubled Vancouver's lead at 19:15 with a wrist shot from the top of the right circle that caromed off the boards behind the net, off of Korpisalo's skate, and in.

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Miller had another grade-A chance to score from the slot at 19:56 but he was denied by Korpisalo.

The Canucks took a 3-1 lead into the first intermission with a 13-7 edge in shots on goal.

2nd Period

Miller had another chance to add to Vancouver's lead at 0:54 with a wrist shot from the left circle that was denied by Korpisalo. 

At the end of a Canucks power play at 5:47, Mikheyev had a golden opportunity to score from the left doorstep on a wide-open net, but Gavin Bayreuther checked his stick, preventing the goal.

No goals were scored in the second period as Vancouver took a 3-1 lead into the third period with a 23-12 advantage in shots on goal.

Third Period

Vancouver took a 4-1 lead at 8:20 after Dakota Joshua's centering pass from the left wing on a rush deflected off of Adam Boqvist and in.

The Canucks added to their lead at 12:52 when Pettersson scored his second of the night on the power play with a shot from the right circle that snuck through Korpisalo's pads.

Marchenko added his second power-play tally of the night at 16:52, banking a shot from below the goal line off the back of Delia.

With the 5-2 loss, the Blue Jackets fall to 15-31-3 on the season.


  • Shots on Goal: CBJ 25-34 VAN
  • Faceoff %: CBJ 40.7-59.3 VAN
  • Power play: CBJ 2/4-2/4 VAN
  • Takeaways: CBJ 1-2 VAN
  • Giveaways: CBJ 2-4 VAN
  • Blocked shots: CBJ 20-20 VAN
  • Hits: CBJ 32-38 VAN
  • 5-on-5 stats (via
    • Expected Goals (xG): CBJ 1.59-2.09 VAN
    • Chances (CF): CBJ 37-46 VAN
    • Shots (SF): CBJ 22-28 VAN
    • Scoring Chances (SCF): CBJ 16-25 VAN
    • High-Danger Chances (HDCF): CBJ 6-11 VAN

Injury Update

Gustav Nyquist is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury he suffered in Wednesday's win over the Oilers. Nick Blankenburg is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Next Up

The Jackets are back at it on Saturday at 10 p.m. ET in Seattle to take on the Kraken on Bally Sports Ohio.

The club returns home to take on the Capitals on Monday at Nationwide Arena at 7 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio.