The Vancouver Canucks end their four-game road trip by singing the Blues.
After impressive wins in Colorado and Dallas and a deserved point in Minnesota, the Canucks looked to end the trip on a high note with a win over the St.Louis Blues and make up some more ground in the playoff race. Unfortunately, the Blues were on-key as they beat Vancouver 4-1.
With the Canucks loss, they still sit three points behind the Vegas Golden Knights for the final wild-card spot. They are also four points behind the Edmonton Oilers for third in the Pacific Division. The Oilers are leading the Arizona Coyotes 4-1 at the time of this writing. Vegas doesn’t play until Wednesday as they take on the Seattle Kraken.
Other teams in the mix along with the Canucks include the Dallas Stars and Winnipeg Jets. The Stars don’t play until Tuesday when they take on the Anaheim Ducks and the Jets take on the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday.
Vancouver gets five out of a possible eight points on the road trip and that is good but it doesn’t push them closer to a playoff spot but does keep them in the race.
The Canucks had an opportunity to grab two more valuable points since a lot of the teams they were chasing were off Monday night but end up with nothing. It wasn’t a bad game by Vancouver but they were denied by some solid goaltending, bad luck and some mistakes of their own.