Yet again, the Vancouver Canucks lost to the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place. Last night’s final score was 4-1 in favour of the Jets.
The Vancouver Canucks have now lost three games in a row for the first time this season with last night’s loss to the Winnipeg Jets. Here’s what I noticed during last night’s loss.
Tanev the Savage Warrior
The Canucks were fortunate to learn that the injury Chris Tanev sustained in Thursday night’s loss was nothing too serious. Tanev played in last night’s game, remaining with his regular defence partner, Quinn Hughes.
Tanev got right back to work, and fearlessly blocked a slap shot from Jets’ forward Patrik Laine that put him on the limp in the second period. Tanev was unable to get to the Canucks’ bench, so despite not being able to put any weight on one leg, Tanev stayed out there — because defence.
Tanev made the long trek across the ice back to the dressing room, before making the voyage back to the bench once again. Then he wasn’t on the Canucks’ bench to start the third period. Then, like the Undertaker appearing out of nowhere at the sound of a gong, Tanev was back on the ice, straight from the dressing room. Ok then.
In the second intermission, Troy Stecher called Tanev a “savage” and a “warrior”. In my opinion, “The Savage Warrior” seems like a perfectly fitting nickname for Tanev. Tanev finished the game, and continued to block shots all throughout.
The Canucks called up Jalen Chatfield from the Comets yesterday, but it would appear that Chatfield won’t see any game action, especially if Tanev is healthy. The moral of the story is, Tanev is vital to the early success this team has been enjoying, and losing him is a big blow. So crisis averted — for now.