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Rick Tocchet confirms Thatcher Demko's status for game one


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Julien Trekker
May 7, 2024  (11:12)
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Vancouver Canucks' head coach Rick Tocchet in a press conference.
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The Vancouver head coach Rick Tocchet confirmed the status of the star goaltender Thatcher Demko ahead of game one against the Edmonton Oilers.

The Battle for Canada between the Oilers and the Canucks is set to start tomorrow, and it promises to be an exciting series.
It truly looks like it could go either way. Both the Oilers and the Canucks have been at the top of their game this season. However, Vancouver will have a big disadvantage going into game one, as it was confirmed that Thatcher Demko won't be playing.
"No surprise, but Rick Tocchet has officially ruled Thatcher Demko out for Game 1. #Canucks @Sportsnet650."
Demko got injured in the series against the Nashville Predators and was limited to only one game. Fortunately, Casey DeSmith and Artur Silovs have been doing a good job filling for him. The Canucks became the 7th team in the NHL to win a series using three goaltenders.
However, it could be completely different this time around, as they'll face Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. Both players tallied 22 points together in five games
Unless there's any last-minute development, we should see Artur Silovs between the pipes tonight. He'll try to keep the same level that he brought against the Kings, where he tallied a 1.70 GAA and a .938 SV%.
Do you think the Vancouver Canucks can beat the Edmonton Oilers without Thatcher Demko?

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