The Canucks have been bolstered by the 19-year-old rookie Elias Petterson, although, the young star sat out of Tuesday's game with a concussion after taking a hard hit in Saturday's game against the Florida Panthers. Despite that, the Canucks still won their third straight game, giving them eight early points in the Pacific Division standings.
The Canucks nearly got the win in regulation, before Carl Hagelin tied the game late in the third period. Anders Nilsson could not stop the tying goal, which was assisted by Phil Kessel. Nilsson did have 26 saves on the night, while getting supported by regulation goals from Ben Hutton and Brandon Sutter. The Canucks were playing their fifth straight game on the road.
DeSmith got the start between the pipes for the Penguins in place of starter Matt Murray, who suffered a concussion last week. The starting goaltender has been cleared for action, but was the backup for a second consecutive game. DeSmith had 23 saves in his third straight start. Jake Guentzel scored on his team's first shot of the night, as the 2-1-2 Penguins were kept silent for most of the night.
Sidney Crosby's Penguins will take their six points in to a tough matchup with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night. The Canucks will look to stay hot when they end their road trip against the Winnipeg Jets that same night.