Canucks Start Third Goalie Against Predators in Game 4

Arturs Silovs started as the Vancouver Canucks’ goalie in Game 4 against the Nashville Predators due to injuries to their first and second-choice goalkeepers, marking his Stanley Cup Playoff debut.

So, the Vancouver Canucks? Yeah, they’ve had to dig a bit deeper into their goalie lineup. Arturs Silovs was the man between the pipes for Sunday’s Game 4. They were up against the Nashville Predators, right there in the heart of Nashville at Bridgestone Arena.

Now, Casey DeSmith, who was the hero in Game 2 and Game 3? He was nowhere to be seen during Sunday’s warmups. Just the other night, DeSmith was stellar, stopping 29 shots. His efforts nailed them a 2-1 win, edging them ahead in the series, 2-1.

DeSmith seemed all set on Saturday, even took the time to chat with the media post-practice. But then, Sunday came, and it was Silovs’ turn to shine. The guy’s just 23 and stepping into the Stanley Cup Playoff spotlight for the first time. His season stats? Not too shabby – think a 2.47 goals-against average and a .881 save percentage over four games. Overall, he’s got a record of 6-2-1 in his nine NHL appearances.

Backing up Silovs, we’ve got Nikita Tolopilo. Fresh call-up from Abbortsford in the American Hockey League, just this April 23. Talk about a quick shift from the minors to the big league bench, huh?

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
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