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OPPOSING BLOG: MATCHSTICKS AND GASOLINE
As weird as it feels, there’s a hockey game tonight, though we’d certainly never hold it against you if you checked out for a bit right now, given the state of affairs. But for those of you who could welcome a distraction from the bleakness, we’re happy to be here for you as the Canucks play their last home game of the month against the hottest team in the league right now, the Calgary Flames.
The Flames are on absolute tear right now, winners of ten straight, and while they might not be able to catch the Colorado Avalanche for top spot in the West, they certainly have the entire NHL taking notice. It’s also going to be the first visit back to Rogers Arena in front of actual fans for Chris Tanev and Jacob Markstrom. It sucks seeing these two in Flames colours, not gonna lie. Thanks, Jim.
The Canucks are coming off a 5-2 win over the Seattle Kraken on Monday night, that saw Tyler Motte score eleven seconds into the game, then storm back with four unanswered goals after trailing 2-1 at the end of the first period. This isn’t the Kraken they’re up against tonight though, and the margin for error is a hell of a lot smaller than it was against Seattle.
Flames projected lineup
Canucks projected lineup
GAME DAY CHATTER
“I think everyone just chipping in and playing physical. We’re going to need everybody going tonight to beat this team. Big game for us for sure.”— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) February 24, 2022
Horvat speaks with the media ahead of tonight's game against Calgary#Canucks | @theprovince pic.twitter.com/LD5mObE5wb
“I always think it’s an intimidating colour. It looks really good. Resonates really well. Whatever colour we have that we win with is what I want to wear.”— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) February 24, 2022
Coach Bruce Boudreau#Canucks | @theprovince pic.twitter.com/kAGJGS3Sh8
GAME DAY BATTLE HYMN
The best damn metal band to ever come outta Ireland with a rager off ‘Tales From The Grave In Space’, here’s ‘Three Witches’. Enjoy the game, stay safe, and remember we love ya.