Just Their Pride On The Line - Canucks vs Ducks Gamethread

Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim and Vancouver have already locked up their division titles and playoff seeding. They only have their pride on the line in this potential playoff preview.

Loading Scores

SNet Pacific, 7:00pm PDT

Rival territories: Anaheim Calling, Battle of California

Well, we've reached the point in the season where we only have our pride on the line. The past years, there has been lots of pressure on the last game of the season. In 2010, it was our season finale where Henrik Sedin locked up the Art Ross Trophy, along with strengthening his eventual win for the Hart. In 2011, it was Daniel Sedin who locked up the Art Ross during the last couple days of the season, as well as beginning the year we first won the President's Trophy. Then in 2012, it took a win in our season finale to lock up our 2nd straight President's Trophy.

This year, there is absolutely no pressure. We already got our division title, we have finalized our playoff seed, and not a single regular season trophy is on the line. Sure, this could come off as a disappointment compared to years past. I see it as a bit of a blessing. As the other 29 fanbases in this league have told our fanbase a million times now, it's the playoffs that matter, not the regular season accolades. Not having to worry about regular season trophies this year, the Canucks can focus on preparing for the real test: the road to the Cup.

Of course, there's still 2 more games to play this regular season, including tonight's matchup against the Ducks. Anaheim finds itself in the same situation as us: division crown and playoff seed locked up, no individual player awards on the line, and waiting to start the playoffs. Both teams only have their pride on the line at this point, getting ready to make sure their playoff runs start on a strong note. Now, this doesn't mean that the Canucks and Ducks can both take their feet off the pedals. Should we both make it past the 1st round, a Vancouver-Anaheim matchup is very possible for the 2nd or 3rd round of the playoffs.

Just your pride on the line, boys. Send them a warning of what will come in the next couple months. Coconuts go!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Nucks Misconduct

You must be a member of Nucks Misconduct to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Nucks Misconduct. You should read them.

Join Nucks Misconduct

You must be a member of Nucks Misconduct to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Nucks Misconduct. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker