Can we try this again?


For the second time in a week, the Canucks take on the Phoenix Coyotes.

With more effort like this, I suspect the result tonight will be a lot more positive for the Canucks than last Thursday’s embarrassing loss to the Desert Dogs at the worst named arena in the NHL.

The fact of the matter is, the Canucks have an opportunity to put the proverbial nail in the coffin of the Coyotes’ playoff aspirations with a victory. In doing so, the Canucks will only have the Nashville Predators left to fend off for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. A win will also propel the ‘Nucks into a tie with Calgary and whichever team loses tonight’s match-up between Colorado and Minnesota (presuming it ends in regulation).

In sum, it is a game the Canucks need to come out and put a stamp on early, much like they did against Dallas on Saturday. (Giving up a 3-0 lead again, however, is probably not advisable.)

After tonight, Vancouver’s remaining nine games are all against Northwest division teams, three of which currently sit in playoff spots. The Canucks are bound to give up some points in these games, making the two points available tonight all the more imperative.

3 Responses to “Can we try this again?”

  1. 1 H March 18, 2008 at 3:19 am

    I thought they battled well tonight. It was a game needing a resolve to battle and I think the Canucks were on the right side of the battle.

  2. 2 RJ March 18, 2008 at 7:45 am

    I like battles.

  3. 3 H March 18, 2008 at 11:31 am

    What’s a battle?

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