Canucks: 3 takeaways from 6-3 triumph over Avalanche

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Thatcher Demko and the Vancouver Canucks were hungry to get back in the playoff picture on Friday night versus the Colorado Avalanche. Here’s what happened.

After suffering four straight losses to some fairly mediocre teams this past week, the Vancouver Canucks fell out of the final wild-card spot in the west and were more than desperate to find salvation on Friday night in Rogers Arena.

Really not sure what it is, but the Canucks seem to struggle versus lesser teams, so it was a good thing the juggernaut’s of Colorado came to town to challenge Vancouver on home ice. For whatever reason, Van-City seems to battle harder against tougher competition, and more often than not they come out on top with a win and two points.

Cale Makar, the rookie heartthrob of Colorado didn’t make the road trip, so the highly anticipated tilt between him and the Calder trophy frontrunner, Quinn Hughes will have to live to see another day. With a five-point lead over Makar, Hughes was ready to widen the point gap, but more importantly, secure two points for his hockey club.

It was 2000s Era Night in Vancouver, the last of the 50-year celebration of the Canucks, and it packed a nice little punch to get the boys in blue and green fired up. But after the pregame celebration of the past, it was up to the current roster to get this derailed train back on track. Let’s dive into the game!