The Vancouver Canucks are having a rough week. They lost five straight games and the pressure continues to grow.
With the fans starting the #FireBenning and #SellTheTeam chants on Wednesday in the loss to the Colorado Avalanche, more was expected especially if the Canucks lost. They did happen according to Youtuber and Canucks superfan Clay Imoo but they weren’t heard on the TV broadcast.
Chester Ming from Twitter once again was at the game and he brought in another creative way to protest his dissatisfaction with the ownership and management. He had a sign saying “man so tight, almost like a playoff game” which is a reference to one of Francesco Aquilini’s (in)famous Tweets.
The Winnipeg Jets came to town for the Canucks second game of the homestand and Vancouver avoided a sixth consecutive loss with a 3-2 win.
To be fair, the game was kind of tight. Like a playoff game? Not really.
It wasn’t a flawless game by any means but they put up a decent effort. The Jets did outshoot the Canucks 39-29 and had a 66.67 High Danger Corsi For per Natural Stat Trick and 2.41 expected goals at five on five, but there weren’t any moments where the Canucks were trapped in their zone chasing the Jets for a lengthy time.
The Jets played Thursday night in Edmonton and where they lost to the Oilers 2-1 via the shootout and it was obvious they were tired.
Here are three takeaways from the Canucks 3-2 win over the Jets.