#3: Thatcher Demko was good between the pipes
Demko didn’t have the best road trip but that doesn’t mean he was bad.
He wasn’t his usual self in the 5-2 loss to the Florida Panthers but he got progressively better each game. Demko has played all five games on the road trip and has started six straight games. He was supposed to have a rest against the Carolina Hurricanes but Halak entered the COVID protocol before the game.
Demko made 31 saves against the Predators. His best save was stopping Michael McCarron on a breakaway late in the second period. Demko has been very good at stopping breakaways all season and he didn’t look fazed on this one.
Demko was once again there when the Canucks needed him the most. The All-Star goalie has been their best player all season and will need to continue to be as they continue to push for a playoff spot.
- Quinn Hughes once again was a treat to watch when he had the puck. His passes were accurate and once-again his skating looked as smooth as ever. Hughes got his 29th assist of the season on Boeser’s power play goal. He is now eighth in the NHL in the assists category.
- Tucker Poolman got some time on the power play which I never thought I would see.
After nine games on the road, the Canucks will finally play at home (At 50% capacity.) for the first time since December 14 when they host the Florida Panthers on Friday. Puck drop is at 7:00 PM.