The Vancouver Canucks defeated the Anaheim Ducks last night by a score of 4-0. Here are my three takeaways from the game.
On the night of a busy trade deadline day in which the Vancouver Canucks shipped out two players and welcomed in a couple new faces in return, the Canucks had a commanding victory over the Anaheim Ducks, picking up the shutout victory. Here are my three takeaways from last night’s game.
Sautner and Schenn an effective pairing
Schenn was acquired alongside a seventh-round pick last month from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Michael Del Zotto. Last night, however, was Schenn’s first game in a Canucks uniform.
Schenn found himself with a defence partner whom he is familiar with from his time spent in Utica this year; Ashton Sautner. Sautner and Schenn have been a reliable pairing for the Utica Comets this year and played well with one another last night.
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Early in the first period, Sautner made his first good pinch of the night — one of many, I might add — and kept the play alive for his team in the offensive zone. Schenn and Sautner were both reliable defensively, moved the puck well.
The most important thing that I saw from the two of them was the fact that they didn’t try to do anything too flashy and out of their comfort zones — they simply played their games and were solid last night.