Horvat, Eriksson each score twice, Canucks top Bruins 8-5

Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) celebrates his goal as Vancouver Canucks defenseman Michael Del Zotto (4) reacts during the second period of

Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) celebrates his goal as Vancouver Canucks defenseman Michael Del Zotto (4) reacts during the second period of

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Troy Stecher, top right, joins his teammates to celebrate a goal by center Bo Horvat (53) during the third period of an N

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Troy Stecher, top right, joins his teammates to celebrate a goal by center Bo Horvat (53) during the third period of an N

Vancouver Canucks right wing Darren Archibald (49) fights with Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug (47) during the third period of an NHL hockey game

Vancouver Canucks right wing Darren Archibald (49) fights with Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug (47) during the third period of an NHL hockey game

Vancouver Canucks center Markus Granlund (60) and Boston Bruins center Sean Kuraly (52) compete for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey

Vancouver Canucks center Markus Granlund (60) and Boston Bruins center Sean Kuraly (52) compete for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey

Vancouver Canucks players on the bench reach out to defenseman Ben Hutton (27) to celebrate his goal during the second period of the team's NHL hockey

Vancouver Canucks players on the bench reach out to defenseman Ben Hutton (27) to celebrate his goal during the second period of the team's NHL hockey

Boston Bruins defenseman John Moore (27) checks Vancouver Canucks center Bo Horvat (53) as Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) makes a pad save duri

Boston Bruins defenseman John Moore (27) checks Vancouver Canucks center Bo Horvat (53) as Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) makes a pad save duri

Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) makes a save on a shot by Vancouver Canucks left wing Antoine Roussel (26) as Bruins center David Krejci

Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) makes a save on a shot by Vancouver Canucks left wing Antoine Roussel (26) as Bruins center David Krejci

Vancouver Canucks right wing Nikolay Goldobin (77) and Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) compete for the puck during the first period of an NH

Vancouver Canucks right wing Nikolay Goldobin (77) and Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) compete for the puck during the first period of an NH

BOSTON (AP) — Bo Horvat had two goals and two assists and the Vancouver Canucks extended their winning streak to five games with an 8-5 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.

Loui Eriksson added two goals and an assist and spurred a five-goal outbust in the second period for Vancouver. Ben Hutton and Erik Gudbranson each had a goal and an assist, and Antoine Roussel and Jake Virtanen added goals for the Canucks, who have scored 26 goals in the last five games.

Jake DeBrusk scored twice, Patrice Bergeron, Matt Grzelcyk and Danton Heinen added goals, and David Krejci finished with three assists for Bruins. Boston lost for the second time at home this season and has dropped three of five overall.

Jaroslav Halak came into the game leading the NHL in save percentage, but was pulled after allowing five goals on 19 shots. His replacement, Tuukka Rask, didn't do much better, allowing three goals on the first eight shots he faced, including a misplay of a clearing attempt that led to the Canucks' seventh goal.

Bergeron gave the Bruins their only lead of the game, 2-1 at 0:36 of the second, when he beat Jacob Markstrom. Markstrom made 23 saves in his sixth start of the season.

Eriksson and Hutton responded for Vancouver by scoring in a 1:26 span, and Vancouver moved ahead 3-2 at the 8:28 mark. After DeBrusk tied it at 3 at the 11 minute mark, Halak allowed another pair of goals 1:30 apart for a 5-3 lead at 14:53.

Nikolay Goldobin and Markus Granlund each added two assists for the Canucks.

NOTES: Canucks forward Brock Boeser was sent home to see a specialist regarding his groin injury. ... David Backes returned to the Bruins lineup after missing seven games. . Boston scored more than three goals for the second time in 10 games. . Eriksson played from 2013-16 with Boston, racking up 62 goals and 147 points. . Horvat's four points tied a career high.

UP NEXT

Canucks: Visit the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

Bruins: Continue home stand Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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