Three takeaways from fun Canucks 4-0 win over LA Kings

Dec 6, 2021; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks forward Brock Boeser (6) and goalie Thatcher Demko (35) and the Canucks celebrate their victory over the Los Angeles Kings in the third period at Rogers Arena. Vancouver won 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 6, 2021; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks forward Brock Boeser (6) and goalie Thatcher Demko (35) and the Canucks celebrate their victory over the Los Angeles Kings in the third period at Rogers Arena. Vancouver won 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 6, 2021; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) makes a save against the Los Angeles Kings in the third period at Rogers Arena. Vancouver won 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 6, 2021; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) makes a save against the Los Angeles Kings in the third period at Rogers Arena. Vancouver won 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports /

#3 Thatcher Demko stood tall once again

You know he was going to be part of the three takeaways.

Surprisingly, this was only Thatcher Demko’s second regular season shutout of his career. (He had one in the playoffs against the Vegas Golden Knights and that was technically his first.)

He stopped all 31 shots from the Kings. He once again made sure to stop the high danger chances and one of them was a breakaway save on Alex Iafallo. Just another day at the office for him.

“It’s a weird day,” said Demko per Thomas Drance of The Athletic. “It just felt weird, it’s the only way I can describe it, end of the day a decision was made and you could feel Bruce’s energy right away.”

Demko now leads the league in starts and minutes played.

It’s safe to say Boudreau is going to be pretty happy knowing he has Demko as the starter.

Other notes

  • Jason Dickinson even tried to get on the offence by joining the rush and taking some shots. Only one was on goal however.
  • Pearson led all Canucks with six shots on goal. The former King had a HDCF of  66.67%
  • It was refreshing to see the Canucks not give so many odd-man rushes for once.

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The Canucks homestand continues as the Boston Bruins come to town on Wednesday. Note the start time is 6:00 PM.