Canucks: 3 takeaways from 6-3 win over Sabres

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The Vancouver Canucks played some matinee hockey against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday. They got back in the win column with a 6-3 victory.

Turn off the Saturday morning cartoons and park yourself on the couch for some Vancouver Canucks hockey.

That’s what many Vancouver fans did to kick off their weekend, tuning in for a Sabres vs. Canucks Saturday morning showdown.

From the Sunshine State to the cold winds of Buffalo, head coach Travis Green marched his troops back into the battle for the first game of back-to-backs this weekend. Finding a way to earn two points was more important than ever, coming into the contest the Canucks were winless on the road, dropping their first two games to the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers.

This matchup featured two teams built on young talent, and it was a perfect opportunity for Vancouver’s star players to step up and get the team back on track. They did it once already, back on Dec. 7, when Vancouver fought off Jack Eichel and the Sabres in a 6-5 overtime thriller.

It was another six-goal output for Vancouver against the Sabres, who put it away in regulation by a final score of 6-3. Here’s what we learned.