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Abby Shuts Down Wranglers With A 2-0 Win

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It must have been the thought of not making the playoffs or having home ice that the Abbotsford Canucks focused on home ice for the first round of the playoffs, but regardless of how it played out, it worked.

Heading into the final three home games of their regular season saw them play host to the Calgary Wranglers with the focus on Autism Acceptance Night. 

The “baby” Canucks entered the game focused on tying the franchise record with 39 wins in a single season as Linus Karlsson is the first Abbotsford Canuck playing 70 games in one regular season. 

In conversation with some of the fans they were pleased to see Nils Höglander and Andy Carroll dressed as Arturs Silovs was between the pipes.

The Wranglers dressed Oscar Dansk between the pipes only due to the fact that Dustin Wolf was recalled to the Flames, but regardless both tenders played “unreal” in the first.

The first did have the fans entertained as Giuttari hit the post only to have Tristen Nielsen attempt a “Michigan” move albeit a failed attempt, but it sure got the fans talking.

Abbotsford eventually got their first with just over five minutes left in the first that saw Jack Rathbone (5th) snap one under Dansk arm that saw Abby outshoot the Wranglers 10-9 after one.

The Wranglers had to be wondering what they were doing wrong as they were unable to hit the target only to have Abby take a 2-0 lead off a shot from Danila Klimovich got his 15th of the season. their lead.

Shots count and in this case it was probably a good thing that the Wranglers weren’t at the casino cause nothing was working for them with Abby dominating the shot department by a commanding 22-2 holding a commanding 32-11 after two periods.

While the third seemed as a couple of fans mentioned “lax luster” for scoring the fans got their money’s worth with Alex Kannok Leipert tangled with Wranglers Alex Gallant that seemed to go on and on.

The final ended with Arturs Silovs stopping all six shots plus the 17 shots as he managed to record his fourth S/O this season. 

Abby managed to grab points in 13 straight games giving the Wranglers’ which was the first time this season that they were shutout. 

Abby’s Jett Woo (3G, 2A) managed five points in his last five games getting an assist on Klimovich’s goal while Klimovich got goals in back to back games.

With the Canucks 2 allowed shots in a period it ties a season-best while Calgary managed to tie their season-low in the second period.

Abby have two final games remaining in the regular season and ironically they are both against the Wranglers that has Friday’s contest fit with Calgary being Country Night. 

Saturday is Fan Appreciation Night with the Canucks wrapping up the regular season as they now set their sights on a playoff run with them playing host to the entirety of Round 1 of the Calder Cup Playoffs. 

Mark the following dates on your calendar and get your tickets early for the exciting Abbotsford Canuck playoff action set for. April 19th, 21st and 23rd. 


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