Bo Horvat and Jake Virtanen each had a goal and an assist, helping the Vancouver Canucks beat the St. Louis Blues 5-1 on Thursday night.

Adam Gaudette, Josh Leivo and Loui Eriksson also scored for Vancouver (17-17-4), and Alex Edler had two assists. Jacob Markstrom made 29 saves.

Vladimir Tarasenko put up the lone goal for St. Louis (13-16-6). Jake Allen stopped 24 shots.

Vancouver Canucks center Bo Horvat (53) fights for control of the puck with St. Louis Blues defenseman Chris Butler (25) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver Canucks center Bo Horvat (53) fights for control of the puck with St. Louis Blues defenseman Chris Butler (25) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver Canucks center Markus Granlund (60) goes into the boards with St. Louis Blues center Ivan Barbashev (49) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver Canucks center Markus Granlund (60) goes into the boards with St. Louis Blues center Ivan Barbashev (49) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver Canucks center Jay Beagle (83) watches as St. Louis Blues left wing David Perron (57) falls over Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver Canucks center Jay Beagle (83) watches as St. Louis Blues left wing David Perron (57) falls over Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Source: The Associated Press

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