The Vancouver Canucks are heading into their first round of NHL Stanley Cup playoffs tonight against Chicago. With the entire city alive with excitement (and hungry for revenge against the Blackhawks) there’s a lot to take in so I figured a Canucks Playoff Guide would be in order.
There are a few ways you can win Canucks playoff tickets if you haven’t already scooped some up for yourself.
Metropolis at Metrotown
Enter to win playoff tickets daily at the customer service desk on-site or head to their Facebook account to play on online game for another chance to win.
The Beat 94.5, 103.5 QMFM, and TEAM Radio will be at PriceSmart Foods and Save-on-Foods locations around Metro Vancouver in the morning on every at-home game day. Tune in to find out the exact broadcast locations and drive through on your way to work and sign up to win tickets for that evening’s game.
Shangri-La & MARKET
The Shangri-La Hotel is giving away 2 Canucks first round playoff tickets as well as a meal for 2 at MARKET by Jean-Georges. You can enter a few ways, using social media, and details are posted on MARKET’s Facebook.
The Province & Best Buy
What would you do for Canucks tickets? The Province and Best Buy are offering up handfuls of prizes this playoff season.
The Canucks street team will be downtown on game days handing out scarves and other goodies. Check their Twitter account for exact times and locations.
Where to watch
Local pubs, lounges, and restaurants are making sure their televisions and big screens are locked on playoff action. Here are a few suggestions:
The Charles Bar
Location: 138 West Cordova, Vancouver
Score on Davie
Location: 1262 Davie Street, Vancouver
Location: 900 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Download the Canucks iPhone application for schedules, scores, player biographies and instant updates.
Download the new song by local artist Kyprios called “How The West Was One” which is quickly becoming a playoff anthem for the city along with this video response to Rebecca Black’s “Friday” called “Game Day”:
Some of my favourite Canucks bloggers are stepping it up during the playoffs. Read and subscribe to NucksMisconduct, Canucks Hockey Blog, and Canucks Corner.
Stay tuned to @VanCanucks, the #Canucks tag, and even #3venge on Twitter for scores and updates.
If you know of any special events, contests, or have a favourite place to watch the game that I didn’t list, please feel free to leave a note in the comments. Go Canucks Go!