The Vancouver Canucks’ 50th year in the NHL was filled with fast-paced, high-scoring hockey. Here are the five best games to rewatch over the NHL pause.
The Vancouver Canucks deployed an entertaining bunch of hockey players this season that knew how to hit the back of the net. With a stat to prove it, 21 times in 69 games this year the Canucks were able to score at least five goals in a game. For a season ticket holder, that’s most certainly worth the price of admission.
Several times over the team’s 50th year Vancouver put up impressive numbers. The Canucks’ most exciting offensive feature of 2019-20 was by far its power play. The man-advantage was a top-five threat throughout the year and there were a few different stretches over the season where Vancouver felt like an unstoppable force, especially when PP1 got rolling.
With the NHL still on pause and no change to that coming soon, there is still plenty to be proud of as a fan of the team and a lot of memorable games to look back on and rewatch during this social-distancing period. The Canuck Way is happy to give you what we think were the five most fun, exciting and entertaining games of the season that you can now rewatch from your couch at home to enjoy. Let’s begin!
1. February 22nd, 2020 – Vancouver Canucks defeat the visiting Boston Bruins 9-3.
Easily the most enjoyable game to rewatch from the 2019-20 season. For any long-term Canucks fan, the 2011 Finals loss still stings, so anytime you get a chance to see the Canucks beat up on the Bruins, you obviously have to take it.
Late in the season, Vancouver hosts Boston in an epic battle at Rogers Arena. All but four players tally at least a point and Tyler Toffoli shows the Canucks why he was a Trade Deadline acquisition. The top line combines for seven points and in a very exciting fashion, they handle the juggernaut Bruins and slowly pick them apart over 60 minutes pushing the limits of the 50th season team.
2. February 10th, 2020 – Canucks kick off Sedin Week with 6-2 win over the Predators.
Sedin Week proves to be the perfect momentum boost for the Canucks down the stretch. The week begins with Legends Night! A very memorable pregame ceremony with Canucks legends in the building. An in-house appearance from former players, Markus Naslund, Trevor Linden and Stan Smyl as well as a video message from the “Russian Rocket”, Pavel Bure.
The Canucks come out flying and like they did all season long this year, the Canucks power play completely embarrasses the Predators and Vancouver goes on to win the game in impressive fashion with a 6-2 domination what was supposed to be a defensively strong opponent. Very much worth the rewatch.