The Vancouver Canucks are actually on a winning streak.
It has been a while and of course that streak is going to have to get much longer if the Canucks are to beat very long odds and grab a Western Conference playoff spot.
A 4-2 decision Sunday night over the last-place Buffalo Sabres at Rogers Arena was Vancouver’s second straight win. The Canucks hadn’t put back-to-back wins together since beating a couple of other NHL juggernauts -- Calgary and Edmonton -- on Jan. 18 and 21.
The night was not all good for the Canucks, who lost captain Henrik Sedin with an apparent left leg injury late in the second period. Henrik had been honoured in a pre-game ceremony for recently playing his 1,000th NHL game.
Sunday night’s win moved the Canucks to within three points of eighth-place Phoenix in the Western Conference. The Coyotes have two games in hand and the Canucks also trail ninth-place Dallas by a single point. The Stars have three games in hand on Vancouver.
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