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Gamethread #35: Canucks vs Montreal

A five game home stand kicks off with the Canucks hosting the Habs as they try to not fall out of the wild card race in the West.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Vancouver Canucks Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

If you’re wondering why I am handling the game thread tonight, it’s because Westy has been granted a leave of absence to sit his overworked ass on a beach for a week while I... **looks out the window at the 4 inches of snow that fell this morning**

Son of a...

Anyway, if you’re looking for positives after a positively awful road swing through San Jose and Vegas, you are likely gonna strain your eyes. The Habs won both meetings between these clubs last season, have lost the last 5 against Montreal and have just 2 wins in the last 10. They may be evenly matched on paper right now, but this is a Canucks team that is struggling just to be able to put in a 60 minute effort. It would go a long way into stopping the downfall from a team that was sitting in 3rd in the Pacific just a few weeks earlier.