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Canucks scrimmage, work on special teams in lengthy practice

05.30.11 at 4:40 pm ET
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VANCOUVER — The Canucks haven’t seem game action since eliminating the Sharks in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. In an attempt to stay sharp during their eight-day layoff before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Bruins, the team scrimmaged before working on special teams in a practice that featured two sessions and lasted an hour and 15 minutes.

Coach Alain Vigneault noted that it was the second time since the conference finals concluded that he has had his team scrimmage.

“We scrimmaged today just to make sure that our guys are physically and mentally sharp on the ice,” Vigneault, who won the Jack Adams award with the Canadiens in 2007, said after the practice. “Instead of doing drills, we figured that this was the proper way to get them ready.”

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