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R2-D2 plays soccer with Canucks before 'Star Wars Night'

Famous droid from movie franchise pays visit to Rogers Arena

by Daniel O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

The Vancouver Canucks found the droid they were looking for.

On the team's "Star Wars Night," R2-D2 showed up for a little pregame soccer with the team and it was shared on social media.

Tweet from @Canucks: Episode 4������6������: Star Wars night + soccer szn = 🔥

The Canucks got the tin can involved, despite its lack of agility and inability to lift either of its metallic feet off the ground.

R2-D2 wasn't the only "Star Wars" reference of the night. The team used a scroll over space to set up the game against teh Arizona Coyotes.

Tweet from @Canucks: Episode XLVI: Attack of the Coyotes 👀

The famous Cantina band also made an appearance in the stands.

Tweet from @Canucks: Best moment of the 1st period so far:

Fans were into it as well.

Tweet from @Canucks: The force is one with #Canucks fans!

The Canucks lost to the Coyotes in overtime, so if they want to strike back they will have to wait for the sequel in February.

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