Canucks Recreation Day: If you can also make it there (MSG) you can also make it wherever

The Canucks have had adventures attempting to get higher of the Rangers in historic Madison Sq. Backyard. Their newest check is a troublesome one

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Vancouver Canucks (25-11-3) at New York Rangers (26-10-2)

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When/the place: Monday, 4 p.m., Madison Sq. Backyard

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TV: SN Pacific. Radio: Sportsnet 650

The thrill: It’s a 15-minute stroll from Madison Sq. Backyard to the well-known Broadway Theatre District. The proximity is becoming as a result of a variety of dramas have performed out for the Canucks on the storied slab of frozen ice.

Final February in a 4-3 loss to the Rangers, there was loads of late-game intrigue.

Quinn Hughes was struck within the nostril by an errant clearing try early within the third interval, left for stitches, and returned with a full face defend. He despatched an extended financial institution move that Elias Pettersson chased right down to negate an icing name. He then beat goalie Igor Shesterkin to make it a one-goal deficit with 3.44 remaining, however the Canucks couldn’t draw even.

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In a 3-2 win at MSG in October of 2019, the Canucks fired 20 first-period photographs and took a cushty 3-0 lead towards the struggling Rangers, however coughed up a pair of objectives and compelled Jacob Markstrom to make 38 saves to protect the win.

The Canucks additionally confronted the Rangers on a wild U.S. election evening in November of 2016 amid an MSG bomb scare. The Willie Watch was in full swing with Desjardins on the new seat of an eight-game shedding streak. Loui Eriksson scored his first of the season and Alex Burrows struck twice in a 5-3 win that stored Desjardins behind the bench.

Quick ahead and anticipate a three-act drama when the Canucks and Rangers conflict once more Monday. The groups are amid a pack contending for first general in NHL standings. The Rangers are 13-5-0 at house and personal the top-ranked energy play at 29.7 per cent effectivity. The Canucks are ninth at 23.9 and have three gamers within the prime 11 of league scoring.

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The historical past: Second assembly of the season. Rangers winger Okay’Andre Miller scored at 3:48 of extra time and Shesterkin made six saves within the additional session on Oct. 28 at Rogers Enviornment for a 4-3 triumph. J.T. Miller, Tyler Myers and Carson Soucy scored for the Canucks. Andrei Kuzmenko had six photographs and 10 makes an attempt.

The hope: The reunited Lotto Line of Miller, Pettersson and Brock Boeser stays intact after combining for eight factors Saturday in a 6-4 win at New Jersey. And so they have been collectively within the morning game-day skate. The Canucks rank second with 46 objectives within the first interval and are first with 56 within the second. They’re additionally 22-0-0 when main after 40 minutes.

The concern: Lack of an entire recreation. Can’t sit again and sit on a lead, can’t cease transferring their ft and shedding defensive-zone protection, particularly towards winger Artemi Panarin. The Canuck killer is tied for third in scoring with 53 factors (24-29) and on tempo for a profession 117.

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The highest weapons: Miller is seventh in NHL scoring with 63 factors (18-35) and has seven power-play objectives. Hughes is tenth with 49 factors (10-39) and leads all blueliners, whereas Pettersson is eleventh with 48 (17-31). Boeser is sixth in objectives with 24 and has 9 PP objectives.

The wounded: Canucks: Guillaume Brisebois (concussion, LTIR). Rangers: Kaapo Kakko (decrease physique, IR), Filip Chytyl (higher physique, IR), Tyler Pitlick (decrease physique, day-to-day).

The quote: “We’ve obtained to discover a pleased medium to staying aggressive in our construction in order that we don’t hand over a lot time and area.” — Miller.

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The prediction: After a time off Sunday, the Canucks are refreshed and meet the problem. They execute sturdy center drives to attract penalties and rating twice on energy play in a 5-3 win.

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