Canucks: 3 takeaways from 5-2 loss versus Senators

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The Vancouver Canucks arrived in Ottawa for a Thursday night for an All-Canadian bout against the Senators. Here are three takeaways in the 5-2 contest.

After a very nice come from behind victory against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night, most people would think the Vancouver Canucks would have no problem taking care of business in Ottawa on Thursday. That wasn’t exactly the case, and the Canucks lost what could have been a very valuable two points to one of the worst hockey teams in the National Hockey League.

It’s a real head-scratcher when the Vancouver Canucks, just a few days ago, completely embarrassed the league’s best franchise by a score of 9-3, but for the life of them, can’t manage to solve Brady Tkachuk and the struggling Senators. Whatever the case may be, Vancouver tends to have a tough time winning hockey games against less talented squads, and that has to stop now.

Before the game got going in Kanata, there were a handful of questions that needed answers. How would Thatcher Demko respond to the Ottawa offence? Would Quinn Hughes get another assist for most helpers by a Canucks rookie? How about Tyler Toffoli? Would his hot streak continue in blue and green?