Canucks Game Day: A long way from Game 8

Want to see how a top team can truly rebuild on the fly? We give you the Boston Bruins.

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(6-13-2, 7th in Pacific Division)


(10-7-0, 5th in Atlantic Division)

4 p.m., TD Garden.

TV: Sportsnet. Radio: Sportsnet 650 AM.


There are no Vancouver Canucks left in the lineup who played in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. Alex Edler was the last and he jumped ship in the summer, signing as a free agent with the Los Angeles Kings. Two of Boston’s top three scorers are holdovers from their Cup upset win over the Canucks, but the team has also turned over the bulk of their roster with far more success than the Canucks have. Want to see how a top team can truly rebuild on the fly? We give you the Boston Bruins.



1. Brad Marchand GP 17 G 8 A 14 PTS 22 (Even)

2. David Pastrnak GP 17 G 6 A 11 PTS 17 (+3)

3. Patrice Bergeron GP 17 G 8 A 8 PTS 16 (+4)


1. J.T. Miller GP 21 G 7 A 12 PTS 19 (-1)

2. Quinn Hughes GP 20 G 2 A 13 PTS 15 (+3)

3. Conor Garland GP 21 G 5 A 9 PTS 14 (-1)


BRUINS: PP 23.1% (8th) PK 84.3% (11th)

CANUCKS: PP 15.5% (25th) PK 63.6% (32nd)


• All about the D : In many ways, the way the Bruins are playing is actually what the Canucks dream to be. They’re not an offensive powerhouse, but they’re shutting things down in their own end. And that doesn’t bode well for these Canucks, who are also struggling to get to the good scoring areas.

That guy? Still?: The offensive bus is still being driven by Brad Marchand. He’s just off a 40-goal pace on the season. His career high is 39 goals in 2016-17.


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Looking for consistency:  Overall the Bruins are still finding their way. Coach Bruce Cassidy has had the line blender out, looking for the right combinations. They’ve been inconsistent as a team, with untimely breakdowns leading to untimely goals. Still, they’re above .500 and trending in the right direction. The Canucks would love to have this as their story.

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