They’re lacking in firepower and what attacking talent they have is mostly injured.
Going into Thursday’s contest at Rogers Arena, the Vancouver Canucks were certain to win. It was no surprise the home team won 7-1, badly outclassing the visitors almost from the start.
The Canucks got goals from their entire cast, two from Vasily Podkolzin and two from Alex Chiasson, plus singles for Elias Pettersson, Conor Garland and Sheldon Dries, who picked up his first goal for the Canucks.
It keeps the Canucks chasing the playoffs.
Dallas Stars vs. Vancouver Canucks
7:30 p.m., Rogers Arena. TV: Sportsnet. Radio: Sportsnet 650.
But the Canucks lost their captain early in the first period.
Bo Horvat took a shot off his lower right leg and didn’t return to the game.