The Vancouver Canucks feel like the team they want to be.
Facing the desperate Toronto Maple Leafs in the middle of a five-game road trip, there were plenty of chances to break. But the Canucks managed to hang tough and were rewarded Saturday night with a 5-3 victory.
Mason Raymond’s tiebreaking goal in the third period was the difference.
“It was a little sloppy out there, but we worked hard,” said forward Ryan Kesler, who scored twice. “We got the goals at the right time and found a way to win. That’s the important thing.
“We found a way to win and that’s what good teams do on the road.”