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New Jersey Devils’ Jimmy Vesey (16) and Vancouver Canucks’ Juho Lammikko (91), of Finland, vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
New Jersey Devils’ Jimmy Vesey (16) and Vancouver Canucks’ Juho Lammikko (91), of Finland, vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, left, stops Tampa Bay Lightning’s Brayden Point (21) as Vancouver’s Quinn Hughes (43) defends while Tampa Bay’s Alex Killorn (17) watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vasilevskiy dominant as Lightning top Canucks 2-1, snapping three-game skid

Vancouver played contest without injured centre Elias Pettersson

Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, left, stops Tampa Bay Lightning’s Brayden Point (21) as Vancouver’s Quinn Hughes (43) defends while Tampa Bay’s Alex Killorn (17) watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson, left, of Sweden, checks Washington Capitals’ T.J. Oshie during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Friday, March 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson, left, of Sweden, checks Washington Capitals’ T.J. Oshie during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Friday, March 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) stops Montreal Canadiens’ Josh Anderson (17) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) stops Montreal Canadiens’ Josh Anderson (17) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko lost his stick and can only watch as the puck gets by him for a goal during second period NHL action against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto on Saturday March 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko lost his stick and can only watch as the puck gets by him for a goal during second period NHL action against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto on Saturday March 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller (9) fights for position with New York Islanders’ Adam Pelech (3) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 3, 2022, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Canucks stage third-period rally to earn 4-3 win over New York Islanders

Nils Hoglander and Vasily Podkolzin score 45 seconds apart for Vancouver

Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller (9) fights for position with New York Islanders’ Adam Pelech (3) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 3, 2022, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Rod Masters, who played the organist in the 1977 hockey movie “Slap Shot,” is shown on a video scoreboard as he plays during the second period of an NHL hockey game between the Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, in Seattle. The Kraken announced recently that Masters will be the team’s new in-house organist. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

’Slap Shot’ organist finds new career with NHL’s expansion Seattle Kraken

40 years after cult hockey comedy film, Rod Masters still winces at “Lady of Spain”

Rod Masters, who played the organist in the 1977 hockey movie “Slap Shot,” is shown on a video scoreboard as he plays during the second period of an NHL hockey game between the Seattle Kraken and the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, in Seattle. The Kraken announced recently that Masters will be the team’s new in-house organist. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Vancouver Canucks right wing Vasily Podkolzin (92) works against New Jersey Devils right wing Nathan Bastian for control of the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Jack Hughes bests older brother Quinn as Devils rout Canucks 7-2

Game was the 4,000th regular-season contest in Vancouver team history

Vancouver Canucks right wing Vasily Podkolzin (92) works against New Jersey Devils right wing Nathan Bastian for control of the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko stops a shot by New York Rangers centre Mika Zibanejad (93) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Demko, Canucks open road trip with 5-2 victory over New York Rangers

Matthew Highmore adds two points for Vancouver on his 26th birthday

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko stops a shot by New York Rangers centre Mika Zibanejad (93) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller (9) watches the rebound after Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom, of Sweden, made the save during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Thursday, February 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Miller records 4 points as Canucks crush visiting Calgary Flames 7-1

Elias Pettersson adds two goals and a helper for Vancouver

Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller (9) watches the rebound after Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom, of Sweden, made the save during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Thursday, February 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, front left, of Sweden, and Seattle Kraken’s Yanni Gourde vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Feb. 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Tyler Motte notches 2 points as Vancouver Canucks dump Seattle Kraken 5-2

Goalie Thatcher Demko stops 25 of 27 shots for B.C. squad

Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson, front left, of Sweden, and Seattle Kraken’s Yanni Gourde vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, Feb. 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Myers, left, checks Anaheim Ducks’ Trevor Zegras during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Tyler Myers, left, checks Anaheim Ducks’ Trevor Zegras during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko (35) makes a save against San Jose Sharks centre Tomas Hertl (48) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)

J.T. Miller nets OT winner as Canucks earn 5-4 victory over San Jose Sharks

Quinn Hughes comes off COVID list to tally two points for Vancouver

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko (35) makes a save against San Jose Sharks centre Tomas Hertl (48) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) and Toronto Maple Leafs’ Rasmus Sandin (38), of Sweden, watch the puck after Demko made the save during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Thatcher Demko makes 51 saves as Canucks trip visiting Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2

Miller, Boeser have two points apiece to lead Vancouver attack

Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko (35) and Toronto Maple Leafs’ Rasmus Sandin (38), of Sweden, watch the puck after Demko made the save during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, February 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
New Montreal Canadiens interim head coach Martin St. Louis speaks to the media alongside in Brossard, Que., Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. In his introductory press conference Thursday morning, the Stanley Cup champion admitted that becoming a head coach was something he was preparing for a decade. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

St. Louis looking to prove doubters wrong yet again as Canadiens interim coach

Despite lack of experience, former Stanley Cup champ says he’s prepared for a decade to be head coach

New Montreal Canadiens interim head coach Martin St. Louis speaks to the media alongside in Brossard, Que., Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. In his introductory press conference Thursday morning, the Stanley Cup champion admitted that becoming a head coach was something he was preparing for a decade. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Edmonton Oilers’ head coach Dave Tippett is honoured for his 600th win while taking on the Calgary Flames during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, February 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Struggling Edmonton Oilers fire head coach Dave Tippett

After a good start, team now sits 5 points out of a wild-card playoff spot

Edmonton Oilers’ head coach Dave Tippett is honoured for his 600th win while taking on the Calgary Flames during first period NHL action in Edmonton on Saturday, February 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Cammi Granato poses with her new book, “I Can Play Too,” Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Seattle. For years, Hockey Hall of Famer Granato was asked to write a book about her experience in becoming one of the finest women’s hockey players of all time. She finally has, but on her own terms and with a specific audience in mind: kids. And while her book is based around hockey and her personal experiences, Granato is hoping the message can resonate beyond the ice. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Vancouver Canucks name Hall of Famer Cammi Granato as an assistant GM

U.S. hockey legend latest executive added as team continues massive off-ice makeover

Cammi Granato poses with her new book, “I Can Play Too,” Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in Seattle. For years, Hockey Hall of Famer Granato was asked to write a book about her experience in becoming one of the finest women’s hockey players of all time. She finally has, but on her own terms and with a specific audience in mind: kids. And while her book is based around hockey and her personal experiences, Granato is hoping the message can resonate beyond the ice. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Vancouver Canucks’ Luke Schenn (2) loses his helmet as he and New York Islanders’ Ross Johnston (32) fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Luke Schenn (2) loses his helmet as he and New York Islanders’ Ross Johnston (32) fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, bottom right, stops Arizona Coyotes’ Antoine Roussel (26), of France, as Vancouver’s Kyle Burroughs (44) covers the net during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

J.T. Miller collects 400th career point as Canucks dump Arizona Coyotes 5-1

Demko makes 35 saves as Vancouver returns from all-star break with win

Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, bottom right, stops Arizona Coyotes’ Antoine Roussel (26), of France, as Vancouver’s Kyle Burroughs (44) covers the net during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Nashville Predators centre Matt Duchene (95) chases the puck as he is defended by Vancouver Canucks defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
Nashville Predators centre Matt Duchene (95) chases the puck as he is defended by Vancouver Canucks defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)