The Vancouver Canucks were looking to get their first win at home as the Philadelphia Flyers came to town.
However, it was another disappointing result from Vancouver as they lost 2-1.
The Flyers got their revenge from their 5-4 shootout loss to the Canucks on October 15. Since then the Flyers have won four of their last five games, including Thursday night in Vancouver. Their only loss since October 15 was a 4-2 loss to the Florida Panthers on October 23.
Tucker Poolman got injured against the Minnesota Wild and did not play. It is still unclear what kind of injury he is suffering from and what his timeline is. Also, Jack Rathbone was a healthy scratch. That meant Brad Hunt and Luke Schenn came into the lineup.
Philadelphia got on the board 22 seconds into the game when Sean Couturier beat Jaroslav Halak on a two-on-one.
The Canucks responded soon after when Quinn Hughes‘ shot went through traffic and off the post past North Vancouver native Martin Jones.
That goal came was on the first Canucks shot on goal.
The Flyers took the lead later in the first on the power play with James Van Riemsdyk beating Halak after the Flyers banked the puck off the boards. The Flyers used the same play against the Canucks on October 15.
The Canucks only managed four shots on goal in the first period. They did sort of pick it up in the second and third periods but it was still a below-average performance from the team.
Schenn tried to get the team going with a scrap against former Canuck Zack MacEwen in the second.
Like the last game against the Minnesota Wild, it was a poor effort. With the effort the Canucks gave, it was like the movie Groundhog Day where Bill Murray lives the same day over and over again.
Without further ado, here are three takeaways from the Canucks 3-2 loss to the Flyers.