Canucks Army Postgame: Eddie PaveLack

J.D. Burke
April 04 2015 05:13PM

The Canucks looked to get back to their winning ways today, visiting the Winnipeg Jets for a matinee game with serious playoff implications. The Jets, of course, are fighting tooth and nail to hold on to that second and final Wild Card berth in the Western Conference. The Canucks, well, they're just trying to add to their second place cushion. 

Vancouver didn't do themselves many favours. They looked disinterested at times and it reflected in their defensive zone coverage or lack thereof for the better part of today's contest. Eddie Lack didn't turn in the greatest performance either, letting the Jets put five past him, including a few McSoftys. When it was all said and done, the Canucks dropped today's game 5-4. 

Defence be damned, lets break this one down on the other side of the jump. 

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Ryan Miller: 'It's not realistic to say I'm going to be 100 percent ready to go'

Thomas Drance
April 04 2015 03:23PM

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Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller is rushing to get back into the lineup, but even he doesn't believe that it's realistic to expect him to get to full speed in time for the postseason.

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Join the NationDrafts 2015 Playoff Pool Today!

Rhys Jessop
April 04 2015 01:00PM

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CANUCKS ARMY GDT #79 - CANUCKS @ JETS

Always90four
April 04 2015 09:00AM


We can all dwell on the past and stew over the loss to the Blackhawks, or we can get excited for today's nooner against the Jets. A couple of tidbits: the Jets have lost their last two at home and the Canucks beat the Jets back in Vancouver in March, 5-2.

Trade deadline pickup Sven Baertschi will make his Canucks debut today on the Horvat and Hansen line. I'm not expecting fireworks because rarely do those happen with a change like this. All the talk the last two days was about Ryan Miller and how he was practicing; just focus on the games they're playing. If Miller is ready, he won't come in until the playoffs are assured.

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Jim Benning on Ryan Miller: 'Hopefully he can get into a game or 2' before the playoffs

Thomas Drance
April 03 2015 12:56PM

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It wasn't too difficult to read the writing on the wall from the Vancouver Canucks' decision to have Ryan Miller fly out to Winnipeg to join the club for a Friday practice. Miller, 34, was Vancouver's workhorse starter prior to sustaining a knee strain in a late-February game against the New York Islanders, and it would seem that the club is intent on getting him back into the lineup in time for the Stanley Cup playoffs.

On Friday afternoon in an appearance on the Brady and Walker show on Sportsnet the Fan590, Canucks general manager Jim Benning addressed the topic of Miller's health status. During the course of the interview Benning confirmed that the team is hoping to get Miller a tuneup start or two prior to the end of the regular season.

Read on past the jump.

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