Vancouver has been shorthanded a whopping 28 times in its last four games, its previously top-ranked penalty-killing unit, now ranked third in the NHL, surrendering eight goals in the process.
The Canucks need wins, too. They barely beat the Flames in a shootout on Saturday; that was just their second W in 10 tries.
The Canucks are currently 25-16-9, and are five points behind the third place Kings in the Pacific. The more they can limit the amount of time in the penalty box, the more they will benefit themselves as the all-star break approaches.
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