Canucks appear to pick their goalie ahead of Game 3.
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Canucks appear to pick their goalie ahead of Game 3.

The Vancouver Canucks appear to have made their decision, with a projected starter for Game 3.

Jonathan Larivee

The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks will clash on Sunday as they look to break the tie in their second round Stanley Cup playoff series, but the big question is who will be between the pipes for the Canucks?

The Canucks have been riding rookie goaltender Arturs Silovs since the opening round after both starter Thatcher Demko and backup goaltender Casey DeSmith went down due to injuries, but Silovs has faltered in the second round.

In Game 1 he stopped just 14 of the 18 shots he faced, allowing 4 goals for an ugly .778 save percentage in that game.Things were better in Game 2 with Silovs stopping 27 of the 31 shots he faced, once again allowing 4 goals for a better but still less than ideal .871 save percentage.

This left some wondering whether or not head coach Rick Tocchet would pull the trigger on a goaltending change, but it appears that Tocchet will be sticking with the man that brought him to the second round. Although no official announcement has been made, Silovs was the first goalie off the ice during the team's morning skate on Sunday, a luxury usually reserved for the goaltender playing later that night.

Whether or not it will prove to be the right decision remains to be seen.