It was a slim chance anyway. The playoff odds get even slimmer for the Vancouver Canucks as they fell 6-3 to the Minnesota Wild.
The Wild have been a very good team this season and have been an excellent team on home ice this season. Their 28-7-2 home record is the fifth-best in the NHL. For the Canucks, it wasn’t going to be easy heading into this game. The playoffs are as likely as Half Life 3 releasing in the near future.
With four games remaining, the Canucks would basically have to win all of them to make the postseason. They also would need some help on the out-of-town scoreboard which hasn’t been kind to them.
As it stands, the Canucks remain four points behind the Dallas Stars for the final wild-card spot and five points behind the Los Angeles Kings for third in the Pacific Division. The Stars lost 4-2 to the Calgary Flames and the Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1. Alex Edler scored the second goal by the way. So the Canucks aren’t done…yet.
The Canucks did battle hard in this game but it wasn’t enough as the Wild swept the season series.