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April 24 2015 07:00AM

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Oilers gifted McDavid and reportedly hire Chiarelli. Injured Jets swept by Ducks, Leafs eye Todd Mclellan, can Canucks come back, playoff nastiness, Rob Ford, Sean Monahan, Michael Ferland and more in this week's Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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Canucks Army Postgame: Die Another Day

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April 23 2015 11:47PM

With their season on the line Thursday night, the Canucks came out and controlled the Calgary Flames. Once again, they fell behind early, but as they've done so many times this season, Vancouver battled back and thanks to another banner performance from the Sedin twins, managed to skate away with a 2-1 victory in the fifth game of their first round series.

Although it was a strong effort, it was far from perfect, and the Canucks will need to be even better still if they want to beat Calgary on their home ice in game 6 to once again keep their season alive. Join us after the jump for a recap of Vancouver's huge game 5 win.

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Canucks' Brad Richardson expected to return to lineup for Game 5

Thomas Drance
April 23 2015 07:46PM

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After a one game absence Vancouver Canucks forward Brad Richardson is expected to play in Tuesday's night's crucial elimination tilt against the Calgary Flames.

The depth centreman, a crucial part of Vancouver's penalty kill, has been in and out of the lineup over the past month with an ankle injury that everyone in the organization has reportedly found "frustrating" (Richardson included).

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Should Jannik Hansen be playing with the twins in Game 5?

Thomas Drance
April 23 2015 07:21PM

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It's a do-or-die Game 5 for the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. 

Facing a Calgary Flames team that has proven exceedingly difficult to stick goals into, the Canucks are desperate and they need their best players to produce.

The Sedin twins have controlled play all series long, but they've been unable to beat Jonas Hiller. Flames players and Bob Hartley have boasted about their success at keeping the Flames to the outside throughout the series, and Daniel and Henrik have combined for two total points in four games. 

Now the twins' regular triggerman is out of the lineup, and instead of playing with Radim Vrbata - the club's only 30 goal scorer and the team MVP - the twins are playing with Jannik Hansen. Does it make any sense? 

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5 Things That Have to Happen For The Canucks to Come Back

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April 23 2015 03:01PM

As I'm sure you've heard, Vancouver plays what could be their final game of the season tonight after falling behind 3 games to 1 to the Calgary Flames. It's very nearly the worst case scenario for the Canucks as they find themselves in an incredibly tough spot and are without a doubt on the ropes.

Still, the series isn't over until it's over, and Vancouver has a fighting chance. But with no room for error, every single thing has to go perfectly in order for the Canucks to advance to the second round of the playoffs.

Here are five things that have to happen for Vancouver to win the next three games and come all the way back to knock off the Calgary Flames.

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