It started Saturday with a no-show against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Six days later, the Vancouver Canucks made National Hockey League history.
But this isn’t something the Canucks will be proud of, with head coach Willie Desjardins on the hot seat, the playoffs well out of their reach and the prospect of selling at the trade deadline looking more like it will soon be reality.
For a fourth straight game, the beleaguered Canucks lost by a final score of 5-2, this time to the Calgary Flames on Friday, securing their place in the record books.
#Canucks are the first team in NHL history to lose 4 straight games by the exact 5-2 score
Two days after getting singled out by coach Michel Therrien for a critical mistake in a loss to the Colorado Avalanche, P.K. Subban responded for his Montreal Canadiens on Friday.
Subban finished with two assists and the Habs snapped a tumultuous three-game losing streak with a 3-2 shootout win over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers. Paul Byron scored the winner in the skills competition in the fifth round.
What occurred Wednesday — the Subban giveaway leading to Colorado’s winning goal a few seconds later and Therrien’s comments afterward — spawned two days worth of fodder that even included Subban’s name being mentioned in trade speculation.
Sometimes you don’t get the bounces. Sometimes you do.
The Buffalo Sabres took a 2-0 lead on the Columbus Blue Jackets late in the first period of Friday’s game after David Legwand, with his team on the penalty kill, fired the puck from his own end, beating goalie Joonas Korpisalo on a wicked hop.
Legwand just casually lifted the puck down the ice, but it bounced just after the hashmarks, skipping to the left and fooling Korpisalo.