Markstrom gets 1st NHL shutout, Canucks blank Hurricanes 3-0

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Published 1:18 a.m. ET Dec. 6, 2017 | Updated 2:26 a.m. ET Dec. 6, 2017

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — After more than 100 career starts, Vancouver goalie Jacob Markstrom finally has his first NHL shutout.

Markstrom made 30 saves and the Canucks blanked the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.

Vancouver defenseman Derrick Pouliot had a goal and two assists. Nikolay Goldobin and Thomas Vanek also scored for the Canucks (14-10-4).

In his ninth NHL season, Markstrom had gone 129 career games and 115 starts without a shutout. He came close on Saturday night in a 2-1 victory over Toronto, but the Maple Leafs spoiled the party by scoring with just under three minutes left.

This time, the 27-year-old Swedish netminder would not be denied, and his Vancouver teammates swarmed him after the buzzer.

“I guess they were really happy about that…

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