With Anaheim attacking on the power play early in the second period, the puck got worked around to newly acquired Ducks defenseman James Wisniewski. Wisniewski spotted Perry wide-open in front of the net and delivered a perfect tape-to-tape pass, which Perry likely should have been able to tap in to tie the game. Instead, Lack’s toe saved the day:
The stop was one of 29 Lack made on the evening, more than double the amount his Anaheim counterpart Frederik Andersen had to turn aside. Lack kept the score 1-0 for the Canucks until midway through the third period when Emerson Etem got Anaheim on the board.
Zack Kassian notched the winner with less than four minutes remaining, however, giving Vancouver the 2-1 victory and two big points in the tight Western Conference playoff race.