For at least one night, the Vancouver Canucks weren’t that easy to play against … or at least Radim Vrbata was tough to stop.
He generated his first hat trick as a member of the Canucks on Monday, powering a 5-2 win against the Buffalo Sabres.
In the process, the Canucks ended an odious five-game losing streak that prompted captain Henrik Sedin to say that he’d love to play against Vancouver in its current state.
Does one win against a franchise that’s still finding itself in Buffalo really erase that? Nah, but it still must have been a relief to end the skid, especially with Ryan Miller beating his old cronies.
And, hey, as of this moment they’d be a playoff team, so it’s not all bad for the Canucks.