The Vancouver Canucks don't appear to need much help in their drive for another top seed in the Western Conference playoffs, but their schedule may have provided some.
The red-hot Canucks will face two more eliminated teams in their final two games, the first of those against the Flames at Calgary on Thursday night.
Vancouver has surged to the top of the conference standings thanks to a season-high seven consecutive wins, all earned despite All-Star forward Daniel Sedin's absence due to a concussion.
Helping the Canucks is a stretch of six consecutive matchups against teams either eliminated or currently outside the top eight in the West.
Vancouver (50-21-9) rallied for a 5-4 shootout victory Tuesday over Anaheim in the latest of those, with Maxim Lapierre scoring the tying goal in regulation and the clinching one in the extra session.
"It's something we've done all year and something this group has done for a long time," coach Alain Vigneault said. &q...