The Vancouver Canucks looked to continue their push to the playoffs as Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals were in town.
The Canucks got some help on the out-of-town scoreboard as the Vegas Golden Knights lost 5-2 to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Before the game, Vancouver was four points behind Vegas for third in the Pacific Division and three points behind the Dallas Stars for the final wild-card spot. It was a big opportunity to make up some ground in the race.
It was the Canucks annual Pride Night as the club celebrated the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. The Canucks wore special Pride jerseys during warmup designed by Swedish artist Hermine Linzie AKA Mio.
The Canucks theme night warm-up jerseys this season have all looked awesome and the Pride ones did not disappoint.
Due to BC’s mask mandate ending on Friday, it was the first Canucks game in two years where fans were not required to wear masks so there was some sense of normalcy. However, fans were still allowed to wear a mask if they wanted to.
Here is how the Canucks lined up against the Capitals.
Two points would have been sweeter but you have to give the Canucks credit for coming back and getting a crucial point.