With three games played, the Vancouver Canucks have now completed more than six percent of the 2013 NHL schedule. The team has just three points in the bank as they embark on their first tough road trip of the year.
Currently sitting ninth in the Western Conference, the Canucks are not the only strong team who are off to a slow start. The Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers and even the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings are still looking for their first wins of the year.
Vancouver made some strides on Wednesday, besting the Calgary Flames in a shootout. Here's what they need to do to keep their ship on course.