Vancouver Canucks win against Winnipeg Jets, Tortorella at ease
When the Canucks played the Winnipeg Jets, they did manage to win the game 3-2 on shootout but it wasn’t like they won a dominating victory and they know it. They were twice behind on the scoreboard and with the win now they are 4 points behind Dallas Stars in the Western Conference. The Stars have the last playoff position and the Canucks are looking to take it from them.
The Canucks are at No.10 in the Western Conference and have 14 games left to play so they have some hope to get by.
On the bad news they will not be having Ryan Kesler playing for them as he got injured and has been sent back to Vancouver to get tests done to determine what the extent of injury on his knee is. MRI will tell what he sustained.
Even though the Canucks are shaky nowadays they did manage to put up a fight and actually competed to win the game instead of receiving one where the game was thrown to them.
Alex Burrows said that he got many chances on the puck that night and it was lucky for him to get so many. He added that he could have scored 4 times but he was happy to have played either way.
“It was one of those nights where the puck was finding me around the net. I had a lot of chances. Honestly, I think I could have had four. The reaction from the guys after the first one was funny,” said Burrows. “I know they’ve been pulling for me for a long time and they want the best for me and it was nice to see them react that way.”