Thought No.5: Moms and the Standings
Perhaps the Canucks’ success is due to some of their mothers. This two-game road trip was accompanied by these moms who certainly made a name for themselves after last night’s game.
On that note, with the injuries piling up, I don’t know if they are helping the cause anymore. Love for Auston Matthews will be hard to find amongst those moms.
Going into tonight’s match against the Coyotes, the Canucks sit just two points behind the Avalanche, the holder of the final wildcard spot, with three games in hand.
Between Vancouver and the Avalanche, though, are two teams — the Coyotes and the Minnesota Wild. The Canucks and the Coyotes are tied in points as of Wednesday afternoon, with Arizona with one extra game in hand.
The Wild have played the same number of games. If the Canucks win tonight, they would tie them in the standings.
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A win tonight and a win on Saturday could land the Canucks a wildcard spot. Keep an eye on the Wild, the Avalanche, and the Yotes.
If you haven’t given up after the injuries to Edler and Sutter, good for you. With the Anaheim Ducks surging ahead, it isn’t so much about the Pacific Division anymore as much it is about the Wild Card berth.
Enjoy the game tonight! It should be fun to watch…
*Stats courtesy of NHL.com and hockey-reference.com*