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New Canucks Schedule, Courtesy of Covid and the NHL

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Here is the revised NHL schedule for the Vancouver Canucks, with NHL game number, opponent, old date, new date, and new time.

Vancouver
487 Arizona Vancouver 19-Dec 08-Feb 7:00 PM
598 NY Islanders Vancouver 05-Jan 09-Feb 7:30 PM
479 Toronto Vancouver 18-Dec 12-Feb 4:00 PM
502 Vancouver San Jose 21-Dec 17-Feb 7:30 PM
520 Anaheim Vancouver 23-Dec 19-Feb 7:00 PM
534 Seattle Vancouver 27-Dec 21-Feb 7:00 PM
625 Ottawa Vancouver 08-Jan 19-Apr 7:00 PM

You’ll notice that six of the games have been slid into what was the NHL Olympic break. One Canucks game has been added near the end of the hockey calendar in April. That’s when the Canucks will host the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, April 19th.

That game would be a potential point of contention. It’s been tacked on as the 2nd-half of a back-to-back following a home game on the Monday night, the 18th, against the Dallas Stars. It gives the Canucks seven games over the final 12 nights of the regular season, a pretty taxing demand for the closing stretch drive.

The Ottawa game was the last to be postponed, just before the Canucks went on their most recent five-game eastern road trip.

Vancouver’s regular season ends on April 29th in Edmonton against the Oilers. Imagine if that one came down to all the marbles for one, or both of the teams.

There is still an NHL All-Star game taking place the weekend of Saturday, February 5th, featuring goalie Thatcher Demko as the lone Vancouver Canucks representative on the Pacific Division team. The Canucks play back-to-back games coming out of the break at home on February 8th and 9th against the Arizona Coyotes and New York Islanders.

The Canucks then have two nights off, followed by four make-up games over a ten-day period.

Three games already existed in February for Vancouver. Tuesday, February 1st in Nashville, Sunday February 27th at the New York Rangers and the next night at the New Jersey Devils.

VHN Managing Editor Rob Simpson has been covering the NHL for three decades on live TV, radio, and as a journalist. He worked his first ever game getting postgame sound as a teenager; it was Vancouver vs. Detroit.

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