Vancouver Looks To Make It Two Consecutive Wins
By Andrew Chernoff
September 30, 2016
Game Time: 6:00 PM PST
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome
TV: Sportsnet One
Radio: TSN 1040
The Vancouver Canucks (1 – 0 – 1 = 3 pts) battle the Calgary Flames (1 – 1 – 0 = 2 pts) in their first of two meetings in preseason play. The other game being played on October 6 at Rogers Arena.
The game marks the third game in four nights for the Canucks who took on division rival San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night suffering a 3-2 overtime loss in San Jose; and then defeated the Edmonton Oilers the next night 5-3.
What’s at stake:
Edmonton defeated Calgary 4-2 Monday night in their first preseason game, and then Calgary rebounded back the next night with a 3-0 win over the Winnipeg Jets. Calgary would like to make it two wins in a row over their division rival.
Vancouver is looking to nip its losing streak at one game on the road, and continue on the winning track against the Flames.
Vancouver special teams are 2 for 7 on the power play with 7 shots on net; 8 for 9 on the penalty kill with 8 shots on net and one shorthanded goal, so far this preseason.
When it came to possession play, San Jose out classed Vancouver Tuesday night, clearly dominating the Canucks, in all situations and 5-on-5.
On Wednesday night, Vancouver clearly was more competitive, dominating a good portion of the game to be fully deserving of the win.
Vancouver will look to continue where the Oilers game left off and make it three consecutive games with the opening goal, giving a solid competitive effort for their second consecutive win.
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