VANCOUVER — The line of Ryan Kesler centering Christopher Higgins and Mason Raymond combined for 20 shots on net in Game 3 and 4 of the Stanley Cup Final back in Boston.
But at the end of Vancouver’s two losses to the Bruins, who tied the series heading into tonight’s Game 5, that trio hadn’t recorded a single point.
Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault has some solutions that might make his team’s second line more effective as this series unfolds.
“I think they’ve got to try and get on the inside a little bit more,” said Vigneault after his team’s morning skate at Rogers Arena. “That whole line has great speed and when they do get the puck on the fly, they can take it to the net.
“But you’ve got to take it to the net, stay in front and, you know, compete for that net-front presence. And all those guys can do that. They’ve proven it at different times this year, and I’m confident that we’re going to do that tonight.”