Reports have confirmed that the entire Vancouver Canucks roster has made the trip to Nashville for an all-important Game 6 matchup against the Predators.
Initial speculation was that the Canucks would be sending centre Ryan Kesler alone, a move that would have reflected the team's strategy so far in this best-of-seven series, and especially in Game 5 on Saturday night.
But because the Livonia, Michigan, native failed to eliminate the Preds in that match, after leading the series 3-1, the Canucks have asked the rest of their players to be available for the game in Nashville tonight. Word is they feel Kesler may need help in achieving his goal of advancing to the Western Conference finals.
Whether Kesler’s teammates will actually play remains a game-time decision.