After beating the New York Rangers 5-2 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, the Vancouver Canucks travelled across the Hudson River to Newark to take on the New Jersey Devils.
This was the third edition of the Hughes Bowl or Hughes Derby or whatever you want to call it. Quinn Hughes and his brother Jack were facing off and they placed a wager on the game.
Here is how the Canucks lined up. Since it was the second of a back-to-back, Jaroslav Halak got the start in the crease.
Well, after two straight performances where the Canucks were by far the better team, they were by far were second best in New Jersey on Monday night. The Canucks have not beat the Devils since November 25, 2014, at Rogers Arena. Alex Burrows and Shawn Matthias scored in that game and Ryan Miller got the shutout in a 2-0 victory. The only Canuck from that game still on the roster is Bo Horvat who was a rookie a the time. The Canucks have lost 12 straight to the Devils and they meet again on March 15 in Vancouver.
Monday night was an appalling game from the Canucks.