Vancouver Canucks, Bo Horvat

Canucks Morning Skate: Right Back at It; Streaky NHL

The Vancouver Canucks made a very short trip from Ottawa to Montreal and will look to make it wins on back-to-back nights as they take on the Canadiens on Wednesday. The Canucks beat the Senators on Tuesday night 6-4.

The quick turnaround is probably a good thing for the coaching staff. It appeared head coach Bruce Boudreau was under some pressure following criticism from his boss Jim Rutherford on Monday. Taking care of business and picking up four points in the standings over two nights would definitely chill things out a little bit.

One guy that doesn’t want to cool off is Canucks captain Bo Horvat, who tallied two more goals on Tuesday to give him twelve on the season. He’s just one behind Edmonton’s Connor McDavid for the NHL lead.

Conor Garland and Elias Pettersson were the two other Canucks to have two points on Tuesday. While we await puck drop at the Bell Centre …

Let’s Skate !

What is going on with the early season streaks? One way or the other, they’re beginning to pile up.

The New Jersey Devils just won their seventh game in a row on Tuesday night with a 3-2 win over the visiting Calgary Flames, a team that’s lost six in a row.

When the Vancouver Canucks handed the Ottawa Senators their defeat, it gave the capital city team their sixth loss in a row, while the St. Louis Blues have lost eight in a row following a 5-1 defeat to the Philadelphia Flyers.

The team everyone is chasing in the Pacific Division, the Vegas Golden Knights, won their eighth in a row Tuesday with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have lost five games in a row while the Seattle Kraken have won a franchise-record five in a row.


Edmonton Oilers forward and Vancouver native Evander Kane was hospitalized Tuesday night after Patrick Maroon of the Tampa Bay Lightning accidentally skated over his hand and wrist during the second period of their game in Tampa. Kane suffered a deep cut on his left wrist.

Kane immediately headed off the ice and went to the dressing room where medical staff began treatment.

No prognosis has been announced as of yet.

Enjoy tonight’s NHL action !!

Rob Simpson

Rob Simpson has covered the NHL in five different decades. He’s authored 4 books on hockey and is a veteran TV and radio play-by-play man and reporter.