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Boudreau returns to Washington with Canucks for 600th NHL win

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Washington — Bruce Boudreau would have hoped for his 600th NHL win in the Vancouver Canucks’ first two games of the season or last season’s finale.

Instead, Canucks coaches will be available Monday (7pm ET; CITY, SNP, NBCSWA, ESPN+, SN NOW).

Boudreau’s NHL coaching career began at Capitals on November 23, 2007, replacing Glen Hanlon. He went 201-88-40 over five seasons, including 37-17-7 in his first season to win the Jack Adams Award as NHL Coach of the Year.

“I honestly didn’t think about it before this season started,” Boudreau said Sunday. “…if you start thinking about it, it might take a long time, but it will be a good place. “mental [confidence].”

The Canucks are 0-2 after losing 5-3 by three points to the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday. With him on a five-game road trip to open the season and he has three games left, Vancouver will feel the need to pick up a win on Monday.

“I don’t think it’s just two games because I look at the table every day and say ‘I’m four points behind’ or ‘Vegas won three straight and I’m six points behind’,” Boudreau said. “So we want to get the first win. Any team does.”

The Canucks want the Capitals, Anaheim Ducks, Minnesota Wild and Ducks to finish 599-319-125 in 16 seasons for 600 boudreau, but that will be the focus. After Boudreau replaced Travis Green as coach on December 5, 2021, Vancouver went 32-15-10 in his 57 games, but Stanley did not qualify for the Cup in his playoffs. He was five points short of getting the .

The Canucks ended last season with a 3–2 shootout loss to the Oilers on April 29 in the first attempt of Boudreau’s 600th win. The 67-year-old becomes his 22nd coach to reach that figure.

“It’s a shame because we’ve been chasing his 600th victory since Edmonton last year,” said the Vancouver forward. block voser Said. “We just want to win. It’s clear that we need the first one. [of the season]It will be his 600th time, so it will be a special moment for him if he can make it through the first one. ”

Looking for spark, Boudreau shuffled line combinations at center on Sunday. Bo Hobatt Exchange JT mirror on the top line between Tanner Pearson and Vozer, and Miller move to Hobatt’s previous location Vasily Podkordin When connor garland. Curtis Lazar also exchange Nils Hoglander in the right wing on the line with Andrey Kuzmenko and Elias Petterson, and Hoglander moved to Lazar’s former location Dakota Joshua When Nils Amann.

The Canucks also tackled their power play, allowing two short-handed goals in their first two games, going 13-1 (7.7%). They also struggled with their penalty kills (55.6%), which allowed him four goals in nine shorthands.

“We’re not playing the way we want and we have to learn from that,” Peterson said. “I think we played good hockey in parts, but I didn’t play two full 60 minutes and I think we were sloppy in some ways. The power play wasn’t great, but we just did it. Find a way to ‘got’ and stick with it for 60 minutes. ”