Well, look at that. The Vancouver Canucks have won two games in a row for the first time since October. After beating the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 on Monday night, the Canucks beat the Ottawa Senators 6-2 to close out a five-game eastern road trip. They end the road trip with a 2-3 record.
It was a matchup between two basement dwellers. You can call it the battle of the basement or something like that.
The Canucks outshot the Senators 35-21 and both teams had trouble breaking the puck out. The game displayed lots of turnovers but the Canucks ended up being the better team. Maybe the media was too negative all along.
All jokes aside, no matter what your thoughts are on ownership, management, and the coach, you have to feel good for the players because they needed these two wins and a win like this one.
“We were due for one of those nights for a long time,” said Bo Horvat after the game. We’ve been playing a lot of good hockey.”
Here are three takeaways from the Canucks 6-2 win over Ottawa.