Vancouver was two points ahead of Calgary and three ahead of L.A. with all three teams playing on Monday night.
Since you’re going to OD on suspense from the Canucks this season, we’re not going to add to it here. The most important result: Vancouver beat St. Louis 4-1.
While that was happening, L.A. lost a 4-1 game to Chicago and Calgary beat Dallas 5-3.
Some fans might be upset seeing either L.A. or Calgary have any success, but over here in SixPack land, we’re rejoicing. Vancouver vs. Calgary in the first round is the series we’ve been waiting for since 2004.
Let’s just hope both teams keep it going while L.A. keeps losing.
1. First the standings
If you’re a massive Canucks fan, chances are you’re checking the standings four times a day at this time of year. Since we like to simplify your life you can eliminate one of those hits to NHL.com…
Two points up on Calgary + five on the Kings = one high five to your wife/husband/dog/your other hand right now.
2. Learning lessons
Think it’s too late in the season to be learning?
— Ryan Biech (@ryanbiech) March 31, 2015
They got it. Instead of losing the lead and losing in overtime like they did against the Stars on Saturday, the Canucks scored two more to ice the win.
3. Radim makes the smart play
Radim the Dream is also learning.
Vrbata had the puck on a 2-on-1 with Chris Higgins and as he skated towards the net, every Canucks fan rose from their seat – don’t pass to Higgins, shoot the puck dammit!!
What did he end up doing?
Thankfully, he did the right thing.
4. What does Bonino’s beard look like?
Nick Bonino did the right thing after St. Louis tied up the game halfway through the second.
Did Bieksa mean to miss? Probably not. Here’s a good tweet to avoid getting blocked though.
Bieksa with the intentional miss for an Assist… And with that compliment I will not be blocked by him.. #vcbCanucks
— Mike S.™ (@Mike_Stefanuk) March 31, 2015
Nick Bonino did the wrong thing choosing to grow a Chris Higgins style beard.
He looks like something familiar. I can’t place it…
@omarcanuck Looks vaguely like one of the founding fathers.
— Erik Rolfsen (@erikrolfsen) March 31, 2015
@omarcanuck breaking amish
— Ryan Day (@VANcanucks92) March 31, 2015
So why the beard?
— Nadine (@Blame_Tanev) March 31, 2015
5. Blake and Rob made a joke
This appeared in my timeline today.
Can we get a LOL here? OK a smile?
Pretty sure Coop’s response was the winner.
6. A “real good” caption contest
When the Blues tied up the game halfway through the second, Canucks fans didn’t feel too good.
Neither did this guy.
— Shmeeter Pants (@ShmeeterPants) March 31, 2015
Give us your caption in the comments section below. Best one wins a $10 gift card to the SixPack’s favourite sponsor – The Charles Bar.