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Watch: Canucks’ Filip Hronek Destroys Flames’ Bench With Epic Chirp



Filip Hronek

With a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night, the Vancouver Canucks officially clinched their first Pacific Division title since 2012-13.

Suffice to say, they had some fun in the process.

With the Canucks up 3-0 over the Flames late in the second period, defenseman Filip Hronek took advantage of a stoppage to take some shots at Calgary’s bench.

“You guys have holidays in two days,” Hronek chirped. “I feel sorry for you.”

The truth hurts, as they say.

Calgary, of course, is 24th in the NHL with their 37-39-5 record. That is at least partly due to them trading both Elias Lindholm and Nikita Zadorov to the Canucks at different points in the season, though Andrei Kuzmenko has actually been lights out for the Flames, especially lately.

Hronek’s chirps to the Flames are deserved regardless, as the Canucks have won four of their last five games against Calgary, including three straight after Tuesday night. If Hronek, a pending free agent, extends his stay in Vancouver, maybe former Canucks prospect Hunter Brzustewicz will find himself on the receiving end of some of those chirps, too.

As for the actual game that took place, Tyler Myers, Nils Hoglander, and Dakota Joshua all scored goals to give the Canucks an early 3-0 lead. Myers had a secondary assist on Joshua’s goal, while Lindholm picked up his fourth point in his last five games.

Ilya Mikheyev’s assist on Hoglander’s goal snapped a 10-game pointless streak, which dates back to March 21.

The Canucks also activated Thatcher Demko off LTIR, and the All-Star goalie was razor sharp, stopping 39 out of the 40 shots sent his way and posting a .975 save percentage in his first game action since March 9.

It’s unclear if Demko gets another game in for the Canucks before the playoffs start, but it looks like he, Hronek, and the rest of the squad are ready to go.

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