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Wake With Elias: Canucks Delete Insensitive Tweet & Story Time with Eddie Lack

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The former Canucks goalie joined host Nick Bondi on the latest episode of Power of the Towel.

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Eddie Lack #31 of the Vancouver Canucks looks on from the bench during their NHL game against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Arena April 11, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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It’s only one game, but all those teams that are down 1-0 in their series are feeling the pressure.

That applies to the Vancouver Canucks, who will battle again with the Minnesota Wild tonight in Game Two of their best of five series.

Stay tuned throughout the day for our preview and gamethread on Nucks Misconduct but for now, here’s your daily news round-up.

Canucks News

  • The Canucks social media team found themselves in hot water after releasing a tweet with “Justice for George Floyd” being mentioned in a graphic. [CTV]

This caused a social media firestorm on Sunday night when it was released, but the Canucks and Social media team member Derek Jory were quick in their response.

The Tweet had good intentions but it was clearly short-sighted and insensitive. They deleted it, apologized, time to move on.

  • Okay, now the Canucks need a win tonight. From a coaching perspective, some line-up adjustments will probably have to be made. Harman Dayal gives his two cents on some changes that Travis Green could make on that paywall site. [The Athletic]
  • Or, you could take my free advice from The Quickie podcast... [Nucks Misconduct]
  • Speaking of podcasts on the Nucks Misconduct network, host Nick Bondi just dropped another episode of Power of the Towel this morning. Former Canucks goalie Eddie Lack was the latest guest to hop on the program. [Nucks Misconduct]
  • One last podcast promotion here. Over the weekend, Kyle Bhawan released an episode of Sippin’ On A 40, featuring some of the writers here at Nucks Misconduct including Bailey Chambers, Kent Basky, Markus Meyer and Nick Bondi. Get to know our team and go check it out! [Nucks Misconduct]
  • From the inter-web, Daniel Wagner writes about how the Canucks high-priced penalty killers are hurting the team. [Daily Hive]

NHL News

  • Good on the Stars and Golden Knights for taking a knee for both anthems yesterday. [Sportsnet]
  • The Montreal Canadiens, and their fans, weren’t happy with the English-Only version of O Canada. [CTV]
  • McDavid was doing McDavid things last night to help the Oilers tie their series.
  • Nik Ehlers scored his first playoff goal in his 23rd playoff game to help the depleted Jets tie their series with Calgary.

Okay, there’s six hockey games today, and they’re all best-of-five Stanley Cup qualifiers.

Thanks for reading, and get watching!