Vancouver currently sits seventh in the Western Conference, gripping onto one of two wildcard spots. The team has gone 2-5-3 in their last 10, which included a 9-1 blowout to Anaheim on Wednesday, and a brawl filled 1-0 loss to the Kings on Monday.
To add to the Canucks' woes, the threat of injury looms as key forward Mike Santorelli left a 1-0 loss to the Coyotes Thursday night. He was reportedly seen later sporting his right arm in a sling.
Starting net minder Roberto Luongo traveled with the team on their south western road trip, however still remains day-to-day with an ankle injury.
The Canucks aren't the only Western Canadian team struggling to score.
The Flames are still looking for their first home win of 2014 after a 5-2 loss to the Jets. They are currently second last in the Pacific division after going 2-8-0 in their last 10.
The two struggling teams will go head to head in Vancouver on Saturday.