This Canuck needs to get off everyone's shitlist. - Rich Lam
Coming off a silver lining from a shootout win in Columbus, the Canucks return home to face the Predators.
TSN, 7:00 pm PDT
Rival territory: On The Forecheck
In the last couple gamethreads, I've said a lot that the Canucks need to get their butts in gear. It reached the point, over the weekend, where the Canucks no longer had the Northwest Division lead for a little while. I didn't get to watch the Columbus game the other night, but it was encouraging to see us get back in the win column. Sure, it was a 2-1 shootout win, but small steps in the right direction never hurt. The key is building it into more substantial dominance.
Tonight, the Canucks have returned to Vancouver for a 4-game homestand, which kicks off with a tilt against the Predators. Nashville is in a weird spot this year. I have Pekka Rinne on one of my fantasy hockey teams, and he has been excellent so far. The problem is that the Preds aren't scoring. They are sitting at a whopping 10th in this tight conference, which is rather shocking for such a good team. The West's glut in points sure isn't helping them either.
Let's earn what we've been wanting. Coconuts go!