It was quite the season for the Vancouver Canucks.
Their 52nd season in franchise history saw ups and downs, false hope and major changes. Unfortunately, there was no playoff hockey for Canucks fans.
Heading into the season, the Canucks were projected to be a team that was going to be on the playoff bubble. That’s what they were. The Canucks finished 18th in the league and five points out of a playoff spot.
There are lots of decisions that will be made this offseason but let’s take a look back at the season that was for a bit. Let’s take a look back at the top five moments of the Canucks 2021-22 season. There are plenty to choose from whether they were individual goals, saves or a series of events.
#5: No blocker, no stick, no problem for Thatcher Demko
The Canucks took on the New York Rangers on November 2 at Rogers Arena and ended up coming back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in overtime. J.T. Miller scored the winner.
However, the big story of this game and many games from this past season was Thatcher Demko.
The goaltender from San Diego California was rightfully named the team’s MVP this season. He was making big saves pretty much every game and gave the chance the Canucks to win even when they were being outplayed.
There are lots of Demko saves to choose from but this one is probably the best.
In the wild sequence where the Rangers were threatening on the power play late in the third period. New York looked certain to score and Demko lost his stick and his blocker while robbing Artemi Panarin.
He robbed the Rangers star again with this insane scorpion pad save. Oh yeah, he was without a blocker and stick.
No matter how many times you watch it, you must be in awe of how Demko made that save.