Stayin' Alive! Feisty Canucks Hold Off Golden Knights and Extend Series

Hockey Sep 02, 2020


The Vancouver Canucks are still alive.  The NHL's only team north of the border that remains in the 2020 playoffs ruined the Vegas Golden Knight's early celebration, skating to a thrilling 2-1 victory on Tuesday night in Game 5.  The victory draws the Canucks a step closer to evening a series many experts and oddsmakers thought would end tonight.

Canucks top Golden Knights in Game 5 of West Second Round, extend series
Thatcher Demko made 42 saves in his first Stanley Cup Playoff start, and the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 2-1 in Game 5 to extend their Western Conference Second Round series at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Tuesday.

Here's the shot of the night.....

But the real star was Thatcher Demko in the net who had a career game against the explosive Golden Knights, who were shut down most of the game....

The win puts Las Vegas up 3 games to 2, but momentum was swung back to the team that could be on the brink of a Cinderella season with two more wins.

On to Game 6!  Can Vancouver do it again?