The Vancouver Canucks have had an awful start to the season. Last night, they lost their third game in third games and also set an NHL record nobody wants to set. In the three games they’ve played, they’ve blown multi-goal leads in each of them.
The Canucks became the first team to blow leads of two or more goals in their first three games of the season in NHL history. After losing to Edmonton and Philadelphia, the Canucks blew a 4-2 lead on Monday against Washington and lost 6-4. But it’s not all bad for the Canucks.
The Swedish star player Elias Pettersson had a tough last season, also struggling with a hand injury. However, he had a great pre-season and a great start to the season. “Petey” scored a goal in the season opener against the Oilers and got on the scoresheet against the Washington Capitals. Pettersson also had two assists and three points, but after the game, he earned praise for something completely different.
During the game, Capitals player Connor Brown went down awkwardly to the boards after a hit. Brown had trouble getting up and was heading towards the bench. He couldn’t skate properly because of the pain, and that’s when Elias Pettersson stepped in. The Swede stopped everything and decided to help his opponent instead.
The referee thought that Pettersson was searching for trouble and perhaps a fight and waved him off. Pettersson skated to his bench, and Brown got help from the referee to get to his bench and went straight to the dressing room. Elias Pettersson has received praise on social media for his great gesture against his opponent. Talk about great sportsmanship!