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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)

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.