Tyler Motte scored two goals 11 seconds apart midway through the second period, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.

Brock Boeser and Jake Virtanen also scored for the Canucks, and Jacob Markstrom stopped 21 shots.

Pavel Buchnevich had a power-play goal for the Rangers. Henrik Lundqvist finished with 24 saves as he was denied his 450th win.

Vancouver Canucks' Antoine Roussel lies on the ice after being hit on the head during a collision with New York Rangers' Brendan Lemieux  during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver Canucks’ Antoine Roussel lies on the ice after being hit on the head during a collision with New York Rangers’ Brendan Lemieux during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

New York became the first team this season to lose two players to misconducts in a game after forwards Chris Kreider and Brendan Lemieux were both ejected in the second period.

Canucks star rookie Elias Pettersson left the ice with a bloodied face after taking an elbow from Kreider along the end boards 4:23 into the second period. Kreider was handed a five-minute major and a game misconduct. Pettersson returned to the Canucks’ bench near the end of the period.

Vancouver capitalized on the man advantage with Josh Leivo flipping a backhanded pass to Boeser at the faceoff dot. The right wing dropped to his knee and fired the puck over Lundqvist’s shoulder.

Vancouver Canucks' Antoine Roussel, of France, is assisted by a trainer after being hit on the head by New York Rangers' Brendan Lemieux in a collision during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver Canucks’ Antoine Roussel, of France, is assisted by a trainer after being hit on the head by New York Rangers’ Brendan Lemieux in a collision during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Nine seconds after the power play ended, Motte got a cross-ice pass from defenseman Alex Edler and faked right on the Rangers’ goalie before popping the puck into the left side of the net around Lundqvist’s skate.

The 24-year-old center added another goal 11 seconds later for his first career multigoal game. He now has 16 points in 68 games this season.

Vancouver’s Antoine Roussel was injured on the play, colliding with Lemieux in front of the net. The feisty Canucks forward crumpled to the ice, grabbing his leg in pain and had to be helped off the ice. He did not return to the game.

Vancouver Canucks' Antoine Roussel, back right, of France, is helped up by Ashton Sautner and a trainer after being hit on the head by New York Rangers' Brendan Lemieux during a collision in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday March 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver Canucks’ Antoine Roussel, back right, of France, is helped up by Ashton Sautner and a trainer after being hit on the head by New York Rangers’ Brendan Lemieux during a collision in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday March 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lemieux was given a game misconduct.

Some sloppy penalties threatened to turn the game midway through the third period, with the Rangers going on a 5-on-3 advantage for 1:33. However, Vancouver’s penalty-kill unit managed held New York off while allowing just one shot. A stick save from Markstrom steered the puck out of harm’s way and into New York’s end.

The Rangers finally capitalized on the man advantage 10:28 into the final period after Edler was called for interference. Mika Zibanejad sliced a pass to Buchnevich down low and the right wing put a snap shot in past Markstrom to get New York on the board.

Vancouver Canucks' Tyler Motte, front left, scores against New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Motte, front left, scores against New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Virtanen added an empty-netter for Vancouver with 25 seconds to go.

NOTES: D Chris Tanev returned to the Canucks’ lineup on Wednesday. He missed 11 games with an ankle injury after he went down in a game against the Anaheim Ducks on Feb. 13. … Canucks LW Loui Eriksson was a healthy scratch for the first time this season. He has 22 points over 69 games. … Virtanen played his 200th NHL game. … Buchnevich has 13 points in his last 18 games. ..

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New York Rangers' Brendan Lemieux, back, walks to the dressing room after receiving a game misconduct for a hit to the head on Vancouver Canucks' Antoine Roussel during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
New York Rangers’ Brendan Lemieux, back, walks to the dressing room after receiving a game misconduct for a hit to the head on Vancouver Canucks’ Antoine Roussel during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Rangers: At Calgary on Friday night.

Canucks: Host New Jersey on Friday night.

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New York Rangers' Chris Kreider walks to the dressing room after receiving a game misconduct for a hit on Vancouver Canucks' Elias Pettersson during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
New York Rangers’ Chris Kreider walks to the dressing room after receiving a game misconduct for a hit on Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver Canucks' Elias Pettersson, of Sweden, lies on the ice after being hit by New York Rangers' Chris Kreider during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, of Sweden, lies on the ice after being hit by New York Rangers’ Chris Kreider during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom, of Sweden, stops a shot by the New York Rangers during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom, of Sweden, stops a shot by the New York Rangers during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver Canucks' Jay Beagle, left, and New York Rangers' Ryan Strome work along the boards during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vancouver Canucks’ Jay Beagle, left, and New York Rangers’ Ryan Strome work along the boards during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
New York Rangers' Brendan Smith, left, checks Vancouver Canucks' Tanner Pearson during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
New York Rangers’ Brendan Smith, left, checks Vancouver Canucks’ Tanner Pearson during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

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