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Wake With Elias - August 21st: Readying for Game Six

For the first time since 2011 the Canucks have the chance to win a playoff series, and the market is buzzing

NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Edmonton Oilers Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Canucks News

It’s a busy day in Canuck Land, with injury updates coming in, the hype still on from game five, and the prep for game six in full swing. For the first time since the 2011 run, the team has a chance to win a real playoff series and the market is in top form.

  • The latest episode of the VANCast from Thomas Drance and Jeff Paterson:
  • An injury update on Tyler Toffoli from The Moj, who says there’s no timeline on his return:
  • Thomas Drance on how line juggling helped the Canucks win game five [The Athletic]
  • Rick Dhaliwal saying that Alex Edler’s status is still up in the air:
  • A look at the Blues’ goaltending from Jeremy Rutherford and whether or not they should go back to Jordan Binnington [The Athletic]
  • And this week in 2005, the Canucks hired Alain Vigneault to coach their AHL affiliate [CanucksArmy]

NHL News

  • The Islanders beat the Capitals 4-0 to move on to round two in game five and the Stars have advanced with a rousing 7-3 comeback win over the Flames in game six [NHL.com]
  • A look at what the New York Rangers are getting in Alexis Lafreniere [Blueshirt Banter]
  • The Habs are still waiting on a Brendan Gallagher update ahead of game six [Sportsnet]
  • And a look at some offensive trends that are emerging in the playoffs [Sportsnet]