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Jacob Markstrom Has A Night To Remember

from Iain MacIntyre of Sportsnet,

With his mother in the stands and an angel on his shoulder, Jacob Markstrom played Thursday one of the greatest games in net in Vancouver Canucks history.

It may not be remembered that way, considering it was a mid-week game in December against the Carolina Hurricanes. But considering that only one week earlier Markstrom was home in Sweden for his father’s funeral after his dad’s agonizing battle with cancer, what the 29-year-old goalie did was truly astounding.

He stopped all 43 shots he faced and the Canucks, who should have trailed by three or four goals heading into the third period, somehow won 1-0 on Elias Pettersson’s world-class finish 40 seconds into overtime.

There have been a lot of wins for Vancouver in the last three decades, although not nearly enough the last four years, but precious few to celebrate since they entered the National Hockey League in 1970.

continued and watch the game highlights below...

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This is really nice to read.

As much as it’s just a hockey game, and you never know when an undeserved bad bounce could go in agains, I bet he and his family
will never forget this and always be proud of his spectacular
effort at such a difficult, emotional time.

What a great tribute. It’s also nice to read about a player
who was highly touted and then sort of forgotten who ends
up succeeding through persistence.

Posted by lefty.30 on 12/13/19 at 12:07 PM ET

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