Centreman Matthew Highmore believes the Vancouver Canucks are finding success through their desperation to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Canucks, 80/1 to win the Stanley Cup in 2021/22 have won five of their past seven games to put themselves back in the hunt for a Stanley Cup playoff Wild Card spot.
Vancouver replaced coach Travis Green with Bruce Boudreau on 6th December, at a point where they found themselves last in the Pacific Division (9-15-2)
Since, the Canucks have improved significantly, going 18-8-4 and have moved up to sixth (26-22-6).
26-year-old Highmore was acquired by the Canucks mid-way through last season from the Chicago Blackhawks.
In 28 games this season, he has registered nine points (three goals, six assists).
J.T. Miller leads the Canucks for individual points (59; 20 goals, 39 assists) and has points in each of the past seven games (four goals, ten assists).
Highmore said to the media: "I think we're just playing with a lot of desperation. Not that we weren't in January per se, but I think we found a little something here. Our group is growing in confidence, and we have to continue to keep it going."