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Vancouver Canucks beat Vegas Golden Knights, force Game 7

Last Updated Sep 4, 2020 at 5:14 am PDT

EDMONTON (NEWS 1130) — The Vancouver Canucks have defeated the Vegas Golden Knights, shutting them out 4-0.

Thursday’s game featured another standout performance from rookie goalie Thatcher Demko, who stopped all 48 of the opposition’s shots.

Demko got his first series start in Game 5 when Jacob Markstom was deemed unfit to play.

The 24-year-old from San Diego stymied the Golden Knights with a series of spectacular saves and helped the Canucks withstand a flurry of shots with a 1-0 lead late in the first period into the second.

Demko has stopped 90 of 91 shots in two starts.

J.T. Miller had a goal and an assist, Jake Virtanen also scored and Bo Horvat added an empty-net goal with 4 1/2 minutes left.

Vancouver’s victory means the two teams will face off for a final game Friday AT 6 P.M. (PST)

The winner of Friday’s game will advance to the Western Conference final.

Fans hit the street at the intersection of Scott Road and 72nd  Avenue in Delta to celebrate.

With files from Sportsnet