Canucks' Arturs Silovs Pushing to Set Team Record

The injury bug has hit the Vancouver Canucks hard this postseason, as both Thatcher Demko and Casey DeSmith have dealt with injury trouble. Because of this, it has opened the door for third-string goaltender Arturs Silovs to be the club's starter. 

Silovs has performed wonderfully for the Canucks, as he has a 2-1 record to go along with a 1.70 goals-against average (GAA), and a .938 save percentage (SV%) in three appearances. Due to his strong play, he is on the verge of making Canucks history. If he secures one more win, he will be the first rookie goalie in Canucks history to record three playoff wins. 

Given how well Silovs has played thus far, it certainly is possible that the youngster can accomplish this nice feat. The 23-year-old netminder has stepped up wonderfully and will now look to keep up his momentum from here.

Silovs has a very tough task ahead of him, as the Canucks are set to face off against the Edmonton Oilers in the second round. The Oilers, of course, have a spectacular roster, with Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Evan Bouchard, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Zach Hyman leading the charge. Thus, he will need to be on his A-game.

We will need to wait and see if Silovs can set this Canucks team record against the Oilers from here. 

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