Canucks force game seven in 2020 Western Conference semifinals

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The Vancouver Canucks are in the seventh game of the 2020 Western Conference semifinals of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. On Thursday at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, the Canucks blanked the Vegas Golden Knights 4-0 in game six. With the win, the Canucks tied the Golden Knights at three games apiece in their best out of seven series.

It was a strong game for Canucks’ goaltender Thatcher Demko, who recorded his first career playoff shutout. In fact, it was Demko’s first career shutout period in his National Hockey League career, as he has zero shutouts in 37 career regular season games.

In the Canucks win over the Golden Knights, Quinn Hughes and J.T. Miller each notched one goal and one assist for two points. Meanwhile, Canadians Bo Horvat of London, Ontario, and Jake Virtanen of New Westminster, British Columbia also scored for Vancouver. Game seven of the Canucks and Golden Knights series will take place on Friday.

The Canucks were once down three games to one in the series, but have clawed their way back with two consecutive wins to force a game seven. In fact, the Canucks are one of three teams in the second round who once trailed three games to one and have reached a seventh game. The Colorado Avalanche have forced game seven against the Dallas Stars after trailing 3-1, as have the Philadelphia Flyers, who were trailing 3-1 to the New York Islanders.


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