The Vancouver Canucks played host to the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday evening at Rogers Arena. The Canucks coming off a strong showing against Nashville on Thursday night wanted to keep the momentum up in the push for the playoffs. Sporting their new look uniforms honoring the 1915 Stanley Cup champion Vancouver Millionaires.
Vancouver got off to the best possible start with Alexandre Burrows scoring six seconds into the opening period. The lead was a short lived one for the Canucks as Justin Abdelkader tied the game up 6:08 into the first period. Despite out shooting the Red Wings 16-6 the teams went in tied at one.
David Booth was injured late in the first period and did not return with a lower leg injury. Detroit, which started the season 0-for-37 on the power play on the road before scoring the last two games, failed to convert a lengthy 5-on-3 midway through the second period. The Red Wings even surrendered a shorthanded breakaway to Burrows, the first Canuck out of the box, but he lost the puck as Datsyuk closed from behind, and Detroit finally converted its third power play at 13:57 for a 2-1 lead.
Things went downhill in the third period for the Canucks with the Red Wings scoring three times in the third period to open up a 5-1 lead. Burrows scored his second of the game with only two minutes remaining it was little to late for Vancouver. The Canucks take on Minnesota on Monday at Rogers Arena.