The Vegas Golden Knights are the hockey equivalent to the German National Soccer Team. They maintain possession for almost the entire game and strike once or twice and end it. Tonight, however, the Canucks stole the script and snuck in a few goals to force a Game 6 matchup on Thursday night.
By no means was this a fun one to watch, in fact, it was beyond stressful if you ask me.
After finding out Thatcher Demko was going to be the Canucks starter this evening, the Twitters were alive with the sounds of music. Never a dull moment on there.
Vancouver was outplayed almost the entire game but Demko stood tall, played square, had his angles on point and ate up pucks as they arrived, in frequent fashion.
Somehow, Brock Boeser was able to redeem his “Good for one goal” coupon tonight and put the Canucks back into the game after Shea Theodore undressed the entire Canucks team for the opening goal.
Vancouver would eventually take the lead off a Boeser shot/Petey tip and that would be all the needed.
Ok, that, and another 500 Demko saves.
The Canucks are playing with house money at this point and if it ends Thursday you shouldn’t be disappointed. This team has done more than most of us thought this season and the future is bright. Their cap troubles, not so much.
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