Rob Pizzo evaluates Thursday's games: In his everyday recap, Rob Pizzo shows you why Thursday night's action felt strangely familiar. 2:38 "Thatcher has been our MVP both nights

,"said Virtanen, who scored his 2nd objective of the playoffs

and initially in 7 games."He's standing on his head back there. He's making some remarkable saves, keeping us in video games."You can see

the self-confidence he has back there. He's calm and collected, playing his game. He's a wise goaltender. He's making it easy for us to win video games." Novice defenceman Quinn Hughes and seasoned forward J.T. Miller both had an objective and a help.

Captain Bo Horvat scored into an empty net. Two of the objectives came off screens by reedy forward Elias Pettersson. The series will be decided Friday under the bubble at

Rogers Place in Edmonton. Like they have in the majority of the games the Knights used their speed and passing to control long stretches of play. Vancouver went 19:23 without a shot Thursday, however Demko made the big saves when required

and will be the boogeyman in the problems of Vegas gamers like Reilly Smith

, Shea Theodore and Mark Stone."Their goalie is feeling it today,"stated the Knights 'Max Pacioretty, who has four objectives in the series. Demko, who minored in philosophy at Boston College while learning psychology, doesn't overthink his function."My task is the same despite ball game," he stated."I'm simply trying to keep the puck out of the net.

I'm just trying to make the saves I need to make to make sure they can discover a method to win. "Demko got lots of aid from teammates prepared to compromise their bodies as the Canucks obstructed 21 shots compared to 12 for Vegas. Vancouver required Vegas to shoot from the side or

simply inside the blue line. The Canucks were likewise proficient at clearing the puck to prevent 2nd and third possibilities. Vancouver's Elias Pettersson commemorates J.T. Miller's objective past Vegas goaltender Robin Lehner.(Getty Images)"We talked a lot about protecting the middle of the ice,"stated Miller."The shot overalls have been quite high, however I don't believe the grade A's have actually been too crazy. We take a great deal of pride because location."Vegas coach Peter DeBoer said his team needs to put more bodies in front of Demko." It's traffic and making it tougher on him to see the puck and getting more pucks into that location with more bodies because area,"he said.

After enabling three power-play objectives in the very first three games Vancouver has eliminated 7 straight Vegas man-advantages in the last two games. Recent Game 7's haven't been kind to

either team. In 2015 Vegas led the San Jose Sharks 3-1 in the opening round of the playoffs only to lose Game 7 in overtime. Vancouver's last Game 7 was a 4-0 loss to the Boston Bruins in the 2011 Stanley Cup last at Rogers Arena. Hughes said what the Canucks have actually accomplished this series will be forgotten

if they lose Friday. "As a kid, nobody discusses Game 1 or Game 2,"he said."I think everyone dreams of Game 7."To offer ourselves a chance, after being

down 3-1, we are proud of ourselves, but we're not satisfied." Vancouver took some of the shine off the favoured Vegas Golden Knights with a 4-0-win Thursday night to require a Game 7 in their best-of-seven Western Conference second-round series."I understood the scenarios when I got the call, "stated the soft-spoken San Diego, Calif., native, whose only previous look in the last six months was 8:26 of mop-up duty during Game 1's 5-0 loss. After permitting 3 power-play objectives in the very first 3 video games Vancouver has eliminated seven straight Vegas man-advantages in the last 2 video games. Last year Vegas led the San Jose Sharks 3-1 in the opening round of the playoffs just to lose Game 7 in overtime. "As a kid, no one talks about Game 1 or Game 2,"he said.