Canucks 5, Golden Knights 1 Adversity to accountability to vital victory

Thursday, April 7, 2022
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Canucks 5 Golden Knights 1 - Adversity to Accountability to Vital Victory

Canucks 5 Golden Knights 1: How can the team beat the Vegas Golden Knights? Adversity is a given‚ but a crucial victory cannot be taken for granted. The Canucks need to recognize that this game is a step toward accountability and success. Those are two essential ingredients for a winning team. Here are some tips to make that happen.

Canucks win first regular season game against Golden Knights

With the Vancouver Canucks winning their first regular season game against the Vegas Golden Knights‚ the Canucks have cut the Golden Knights' lead to seven points and have moved into the second wild card spot in the Pacific Division. They did it by playing a more direct style‚ and missing some key players. However‚ the game won't mean much if the Canucks don't win in Glendale on Wednesday. Vancouver is expected to keep its starting lineup from Sunday but could start Robin Lehner in goal. The Canucks' leading scorer‚ Shea Theodore‚ has five points in his last five games. He has 11 goals and 30 assists in 67 games this season. Fans can watch the game live on Sportsnet Pacific or listen to the game on Sportsnet 650. The game will also be broadcast on TSN Vancouver. Lehner made his first appearance in almost a month after being injured. After starting seven of nine games for Vegas‚ Lehner made his first appearance since Feb. 24. The Canucks goaltender will serve as the top option in net in the future. Vancouver will host the Golden Knights in their next regular season game on Wednesday‚ and a win for Lehner will give the Canucks a boost in the standings. The Vancouver Canucks have lost two of three games against the Vegas Golden Knights this season and are only one point back in the playoff race. They are also out of Brock Boeser's lineup after he was hit along the boards on Sunday night. However‚ despite the fact that he is out for the rest of the season‚ the Canucks have a better chance of making the playoffs if they win their game on Thursday. The Canucks' penalty kill did a great job‚ limiting Vegas to one shot from the outside. They played more aggressively and forced nine turnovers. Martinez also had two turnovers‚ which demonstrates that Vegas struggles to enter the offensive zone and exit the defensive zone. Even when he did win the initial faceoff on the penalty kill‚ he took too long to clear the puck. Vegas entered Wednesday's matchup with the Canucks with a perfect record in their last 10 games against Vancouver. They had lost four of their previous five games‚ but this win helped Vancouver in boosting their playoff hopes. The Canucks have a chance to make the playoffs if Pettersson continues his recent hot streak. He now has 10 points in his last seven games. It's a good sign that Pettersson is finally in the playoff picture. The Canucks took the lead early in the game after a Bo Horvat goal tied the game 16:38 into the first period. Bo Horvat has six goals in eight games‚ including three on the power play. His career high is now 28 goals and 18 assists. He has 181 shots on net and 88 hits. In addition to his four-point night‚ Gustav Ekman-Larsson added another helper in the second period.