Before we delve in, it would be remiss to not acknowledge the passing of the last Canuck from the 1945-56 season, Ernie Dougherty. He will be greatly missed.
Back to the game: not much went wrong for the Canucks, who scored a goal in virtually every way, except for an empty net. Miller picked up his second four point game of the season, and Pettersson had his fourth consecutive multi-point game. That brings his point total to 37 on the season.
Three’s the magic number: the Canucks are 20-3-0 when scoring three or more goals, and 18-3-3 when the power play strikes.
Black skate jerseys: fans want them, Canucks players want them, make it happen! If Arizona can do it, then so can we.
If the Canucks can keep up the even-strength play, capitalize on extra-man chances, and get a competitive Jaroslav Halak in a back-to-back game, the Canucks will have a chance to close the gap. As of right now, they sit three points back from the wildcard spot.
Vancouver will be on the road for four games, starting with the New York Rangers. In a perfect world, the Canucks will walk away with eight points. Realistically, six will cut it, and nothing less. Puck drop is at 4:30 PM.