The puck hits the ice tonight at Rogers Arena as the Vancouver Canucks take on the Ottawa Senators at 7PM. Canucks fans are hoping for an easy win against the Senators as the Ottawa team is facing a four game losing streak and have only won 4 out of 15 road games total. It would be a pretty big embarrassment for Vancouver to lose to one of the worst teams on their own turf.
The Canucks thankfully have more than just the home field advantage. They have scored 29 power plays and 110 opportunities, the most out of any team in the season. Rookie Quinn Hughes is also killing at as a Defenceman and is on track to get the Calder Trophy. Jordie Benn is also making big plays after he logged 21:26 on Sunday.
Expect some fisticuffs tonight too as Canucks/Senators games have a surprisingly high penalty average, with about 20 minutes per game.
But there’s more to be excited about than just the game at Rogers Arena. Alex Burrows will be inducted into the Canuck’s Ring of Honour at a Pre-Game ceremony tonight. Burrows is ranked 6th in all games played with the Canucks with 822 games. He’s also eighth in game winning goals and played a major role in getting the Canucks to the Stanley Cup Finals against the Boston Bruins back in 2011. The Senators will also do their part in honouring him by wearing Burrow’s number 14 on the back of their helmets. Alex had played for 91 games with the Senators after being traded by Vancouver back in February 2017.
Will the Canucks make their fans proud or will the Senators redeem themselves in a stunning upset? We’ll find out soon enough.