Hanzal had played with Radim Vrbata and Hanzal’s absence for the past two weeks makes Vrbata’s 22 goals all the more impressive.
Tippett reiterated that Vrbata should get recognized.
"When you have 22 goals at this point in the season in his ranking, that certainly should bring a lot of attention to him," Tippett said.
"You have to recognize with him is that the goals he's scored with us are huge goals. He's been a factor to where we are. To me, those are the kind of players that should get saluted in the All-Star game."
I challenged him to a goalie fight when we chatted before the game, but he didn't want to go. It was strange to see him at the other end of the ice, but I'm sure he felt the same way looking down at our end.
— Vancouver goalie Eddie Lack joking about facing his former teammate Roberto Luongo after the Canucks' win against the Panthers