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The Vancouver Canucks Still Have A Shot

from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province,

The Canucks are alive and the magnitude of that moment Sunday in Vegas was not lost on the bench boss Monday. He knows his club has to win its three remaining games and hope a string of results elsewhere work in their favour.

Sunday helped.

“They’re a little ticked off in Vegas right now — is poor George (president of hockey operations McPhee) going to be upset now,” Boudreau chuckled Monday. “I know George and he’s a good friend, but I know how he is as far as being competitive and that was my first thought — man, he’s not going to be happy.

“We’re still in it. We’re still alive. I don’t know if stranger things have happened. The Pittsburgh Steelers made the playoffs last year and two or three teams had to beat favoured teams and win by a certain amount and they got in.

“Crazy things can happen in sports. If you give up hope, then you’re done. You always have to believe there’s a chance. I believed that when I was 38 and playing in Fort Wayne (Ind.) that I still had a chance of making the NHL.

“Francesco (Aquilini) asked me if we could make the playoffs and I said: ‘Absolutely.’ I’ve done it before and it takes a miracle in a lot of ways, but I thought if we could get on a run, we could do it.


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