3. October 9th, 2019 – “A team like that” embarrasses the LA Kings 8-2 in home-opener.
It was a magical night of celebration to kick-off the team’s 50th season in the NHL. It was also the night Vancouver would name its 14th captain in franchise history. Met at center-ice by the first-ever captain, Orland Kurtenbach and former captain Henrik Sedin, Bo Horvat claims the captaincy and marks the dawn of a new era for Vancouver.
“A team like that” went on to down Drew Doughty and the LA Kings 8-2. Plenty of goals throughout the entire contest, but all the goals you want to see! Quinn Hughes pots his first NHL goal and J.T. Miller has a career-high four-point night. Lots of shots, lots of action. Canucks put all other teams on notice with this blowout performance.
4. January 2nd, 2020 – Canucks don’t quit earning 6th straight win downing the Blackhawks 7-5.
It’s always worth tuning in when the Chicago Blackhawks pay a visit to Rogers Arena. The rivalry may not be what it was in the early 2010s, but the hatred is still there and the new players seem to know how badly the fans still like beating the hawks.
This battle is a doozy as well as a back and forth affair. The lead changes hands multiple times throughout the contest, but Vancouver always manages to find the answer they need. Lots of goals and the Canucks bring a “never die” mentality. Elias Pettersson and Miller combine for seven points and the lotto-line goes off.
5. December 7th, 2019 – J.T. Miller snipes the water bottle in OT to beat the Buffalo Sabres 6-5.
All offence no defence. This game is fast-paced and the puck is flying up and down the ice. Tyler Myers finds his first goal as a Canuck, Josh Leivo manages to score twice and Miller snipes the water bottle in overtime to close it out.
It’s an incredible and exciting game and the Canucks look tremendously dangerous in their flying skate jersey. If you want to see the Canucks look stylish while also taking care of business, then look no further than this game. It’s the perfect way to start the top-five countdown of this year’s best games.