Rookie Jason Lafreniere scored two of Quebec’s five power p
VANCOUVER (AP) _ Rookie Jason Lafreniere scored two of Quebec’s five power play goals Monday night as the Nordiques remained unbeaten with a 7-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.
Jeff Brown, Risto Siltanen and Peter Stastny also scored with the man advantage as the Nordiques increased their record to 2-0-1. Quebec was 5-for-9 on the power play.
Michel Goulet and Normand Rochefort scored the other Quebec goals with the teams at even strength as Quebec increased its lead in the Adams Division to three points. It was Goulet’s third goal in as many games.
Vancouver’s Petri Skriko fired a rebound past Quebec goalie Clint Malarchuk to open the scoring.
But the Nordiques came back to lead 2-1 after one period on power play goals by Lafreniere and Brown, and increased their margin to 3-1 on Siltanen’s power play goal at 14:16 of the second period, a slap shot that deflected off a Canuck defender and past Vancouver goaltender Wendell Young.
Brown, a rookie defenseman, also had three assists, all on the power play.
Goulet made it 4-1 at 5:42 of the third period and Stastny tallied 50 seconds later to break the game open.
Rochefort fired a hard wrist shot into the top corner of the net at 10:35 and Lafreniere got his second goal at 12:55 with a high blast on yet another power play.
The Nordiques outshot the Canucks 36-28, including an 18-7 margin in the final period.