The Canucks lost two games in two days on the weekend, which means Demko, if Markstrom is unable to play, will be asked to help keep his team’s season alive when it faces elimination against the Golden Knights tonight at 9:45 p.m. ET / 6:45 p.m. PT on Sportsnet.
The Vancouver Canucks have been in the bubble so long that the seasons have changed and they've learned plenty of lessons along the way. But Tuesday's Game 5 against the Vegas Golden Knights might be the toughest lesson of them all since summer school began.
Jacob Markstrom's long-awaited playoff debut is here, albeit after a long layoff and very little time to get back up to speed. But the Vancouver Canucks are confident he'll step up when the pressure is on, as Markstrom has proven throughout the season.
Wednesday had tentatively been scheduled as a day off. Players could have gone charter fishing or kite boarding or golfing or merely hung out on the beach. Instead, they bussed 40 minutes west to practise out of the mid-day sun inside the BB&T Center.
It’s the Day 6 edition of the World Juniors tracker, where we tally up the efforts of the Vancouver Canucks’ prospects playing in the tournament:Vasili PodkolzinThe points were bound to come.Podkol…