Well now, maybe Vancouver isn't in trouble offensively after all.
The Canucks, coming off a 1-1-1 road trip where they tallied only four goals, lit up the Nashville Predators 7-4 Thursday night at Rogers Arena for their highest offensive output of the season.
Seven different Canucks scored and nine had at least a point as Vancouver opened a four-game homestand by scoring seven goals on only 22 shots; Andrew Ebbett, Alex Edler, Mason Raymond, Maxim Lapierre, Jannik Hansen, Henrik Sedin and David Booth all found the back of the net.
Ebbett (1-2-3), Hansen (1-2-3) and Raymond (1-1-2) combined for eight points; Ebbett got his first goal of the season and tied a career-high with three points, while Booth put his first of the season into the empty net to put the icing on the cake.
Roberto Luongo was stellar despite allowing four goals, he recorded 29 saves for his seventh win of the season and second straight.
The Canucks, who return to first place in the Northwest Division, are back in action Saturday night at the Vancouver Millionaires when the Detroit Red Wings come to town.
AND ANOTHER THING...
Beach vs. arena - don't make me choose.
Tweet of the Night - "@canucksgame did you see how gracefully Tanev shoved Erat? Didnt even look at him. What a gem. Such a saint." - @laurennads. Don't be fooled, Tanev is a wolf in sheep's clothing...
Wild 24 hours - After 234 games in the American Hockey League, Steve Pinizzotto finally made his NHL debut despite a wacky 24 hours. He played Wednesday night in Grand Rapids, bused back to Chicago, went to bed around 2 a.m. CST, caught a 9:45 a.m. flight to Vancouver and arrived at 1 p.m. It's a 24 hours he'll never forget.
Armed and dangerous - Thursday marked the Vancouver Canucks seventh annual Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Night, where men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces were honoured for their dedication and professionalism while serving their country. Thank you all.
Going green -
The Zero Waste Program has officially begun at Rogers Arena. Green bins have been placed strategically throughout Rogers Arena to highlight our initiative and make it easy for fans to help us reduce our impact on the environment by filtering out what can be recycled, composted or thrown out as waste. Read more here