May 3, 2013, 2:18 PM EST
After failing to produce nearly enough scoring chances on Wednesday, Canucks coach Alain Vigneault wants his team to pay the price tonight in Game 2 of its first-round series with the San Jose Sharks.
And Vigneault doesn’t care that the Canucks don’t have the most hulking forwards in the NHL.
“I watched [Brendan] Gallagher last night in Montreal,” said Vigneault. “You don’t have to be big to go to the tough areas.”
Gallagher — a candidate for rookie of the year — is listed at 5-foot-9, 178 pounds.
San Jose won the series opener, 3-1. (According to the Canucks Army blog, Vancouver didn’t manage a single scoring chance in the third period.)
Vigneault also provided an update of sorts on injured goalie Cory Schneider, who’s still considered day-to-day with an undisclosed ailment.
Despite Schneider taking the ice for a skate this morning, it’s not known if he’ll make the trip to San Jose for Game 3.
Roberto Luongo will start again tonight, backed up by AHL call-up Joe Cannata.
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