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Vancouver Canucks ready for must-win Game 6 against Vegas Golden Knights

Last Updated Sep 3, 2020 at 6:37 am PDT

FILE -- Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko makes a save in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs second round series against the Vegas Golden Knights. (Courtesy Twitter/NHL)
Summary

It's do or die for the Canucks tonight as the team tries to keep its season alive against the Golden Knights

Vancouver Canucks take on Vegas Golden Knights in Game 6 of the second round series on Thursday

The Vegas Golden Knights currently lead the series 3-2

EDMONTON (NEWS 1130) – The Vancouver Canucks have another chance to keep their Stanley Cup playoff run alive this evening.

A win in Edmonton tonight would see Vancouver force a Game 7 tomorrow in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoff series.

A loss would mean the Canucks’ season comes to an end.

“I’m hoping we play a better game (Thursday),” coach Travis Green said after Game 5.

“We didn’t play our best game last night. I thought the third period was our best period. But you know what? Sometimes you find ways to win hockey games, too. And that’s responding. We didn’t find a way to win a game in Game 4 and we probably played a better hockey game. Our group is resilient. They didn’t quit. They hung in there, they took some shots, and then we found a way to win a hockey game.”

The big question again for Vancouver revolves around the goal crease, and whether Thatcher Demko will make a second straight start, or if Jacob Markstrom is fit to play after missing Game 5.

Brock Boeser and Elias Pettersson both scored for Vancouver in Tuesday’s 2-1 victory, which cut the Golden Knights’ lead to 3-2 in the best-of-seven second-round series.

Puck drop is at 6:45 p.m. You can watch the game on Sportsnet, hear the call on Sportsnet 650, and catch updates on NEWS 1130 every :15 and :45 past the hour.