Patrick Johnston: Consistency a message in possible Virtanen scratch, Goldobin promotion

“Consistency" the word of the day, as Goldobin and Virtanen find their roles again under the spotlight.

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If Nikolay Goldobin gets back into the lineup, it might be at the expense of Jake Virtanen

https://images.glaciermedia.ca/polopoly_fs/1.23608893.1548204335!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_300/jake-virtanen-defends-in-his-own-zone-for-the-vancouver-canucks.jpgThe socks were the giveaway.
At Canucks practice, the players usually split into two groups: one wearing white jerseys and one wearing blue jerseys. Each group wears socks to match: white socks with white jerseys, blue socks with blue jerseys.
On Tuesday, Jake Virtanen was wearing white socks with a blue jersey.

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Canucks locked in battle with western foes for playoff spot

https://postmediaprovince2.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/HKN-Red-Wings-vs-Canucks-20190120-5.jpgCompetition is fierce in the Western Conference, where six points separate those currently in playoff position from the 13th-place St. Louis Blues.

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