With a win on Saturday night versus the Sharks, heading into the All-Star break the Vancouver Canucks leapfrogged four other teams to claim sole possession of first place in the Pacific Division.
The Vancouver Canucks entered Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday looking to take a bite out of the San Jose Sharks and grab ahold of first place in the Pacific Division. After all, it’s the orca whale, not the great white shark that serves as the ocean’s top predator. Would the killer whale reign victorious on the ice?
It was a division match-up that would be Vancouver’s last contest before a 9-day break for All-Star weekend. Led by team captain Bo Horvat, the orca pod hit the ice at Rogers Arena with full intentions of putting forward a great team effort and ultimately find a way to win.
The Canucks fought hard right out the gate and never budged all the way to the final buzzer. They fended off San Jose and downed the Sharks with a final score of 4-1. Some big contributions were coming from all directions and it helped Vancouver secure the win. Here’s what he learned in Vancouver’s 49th game of the year.