VANCOUVER — Markus Granlund scored in overtime as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Wednesday at Rogers Arena.
Radim Vrbata and Luca Sbisa also scored for the Canucks (26-28-12). Jacob Markstrom stopped 32 shots for Vancouver.
Kevin Connauton and Tobias Rieder scored for the Coyotes (28-32-7), who have lost nine of their last 10 outings. Louis Domingue made 28 saves for Arizona.
Granlund scored on a 2-on-1 for his first as a Canuck at 1:42 of overtime.
The Canucks controlled most of the first period thanks to a steady stream of Coyotes to the penalty box. Vancouver had three power-play opportunities in the first, outshooting Arizona 15-10, but couldn't get one past Domingue.
The Coyotes, meanwhile, capitalized on their first power-play chance early in the second. Michael Stone passed to Alex Tanguay, who found Rieder unchecked in the slot to make it 1-0 at 2:57.
Arizona jumped ahead 2-0 about five minutes later as Anthony Duclair, controlling the puck behind the net, dished it out to the face-off dot where Connauton wristed it over Markstrom's shoulder.
Vrbata put Vancouver on the board at 11:55, as he took a pass from Yannick Weber, split the defence and went backhand over Domingue. It was his 13th of the season and first at even strength since Dec. 18.
It was a tied game with just over two minutes left in the second. Ben Hutton controlled the puck at the top of the face-off circle before feeding it over to Sbisa, who ripped a slap shot from the point.
After half a period of end-to-end action, the third slowed down as both teams looked to avoid making a fatal error that would lead to a go-ahead goal. Markstrom made a big glove save on Shane Doan's high wrist shot from the slot with 90 seconds left to play.
Markstrom also stopped a breakaway attempt by Max Domi in OT.
The Canucks have won three-of-four meetings with Arizona this season. All four games were decided by one goal.
Notes: The Coyotes were without points leader and star defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson (upper-body injury). ... Vancouver was missing top centre Henrik Sedin (upper body) and defenceman Chris Tanev, who were injured Saturday against the San Jose Sharks.
Jason Keller, The Canadian Press