Tuesday night will present a unique opportunity for the Vancouver Canucks in having a chance to avoid being part of history in the National Hockey League. The Canucks are on the road to face the Chicago Blackhawks, who are unbeaten in their first 15 games this season. If Chicago can avoid losing in regulation, they will tie the record for most games without a loss to start the year. If the Canucks didn’t have enough motivation already to beat Chicago, that must be another piece to the puzzle.
Vancouver has already beat Chicago once this season in a shootout so the team must know that they can win this game in regulation to give the Blackhawks their first loss of the season. That must come down to Roberto Luongo, who will likely start this game, because Chicago has been scoring a ton of goals this season and aren’t giving up much. If Luongo can hold down the Chicago offense to just two goals, Vancouver can end history before it happens.
Henrik Sedin scored his first goal of the season last time out and added an assist so he is starting to get his goal-scoring touch back. Luongo has also not lost in regulation this season so something is likely to break Tuesday night when these two teams meet. While these two teams have played a lot in recent years in big games, this game has special meaning with history on the line and the Canucks want no part of them being involved in that. This is Luongo and Sedin’s night to end the Chicago run.