Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/7/13
Hello Ohio The Canucks kick off a three game road trip in Columbus this afternoon that also ends in Columbus next week, the circle of hockey life. We’ve now hit the midway point of the season and the Canucks are still mired in a mini-slump where, outside of the Kings game, they haven’t been playing to their potential. Remember, this season is the lightning season where every game counts double, so turning things around with a few wins on this trip and making some separation from a Western Conference packed tighter than a 99 B-Line in rush hour is critical. Thankfully, the next two games are against Columbus. Matchup: Vancouver Canucks (11 – 6– 5) v Columbus Blue Jackets (7 – 12–4) Venue: Nationwide Arena Time: 4:00 pm PT TV/Radio: Sportsnet, Team 1040 Game Notes It’s too bad Ryan Kesler is out for the latest meeting between his team and R.J. Umberger’s. Their mutual hatred could have lifted this game past being just another afternoon road game. This also the afternoon you realize...
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