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Canucks flashback: The 2003 collapse against the Wild

At some point, the Vancouver Canucks will meet with the Minnesota Wild in a best-of-five qualifying round matchup for the right to enter the final 16.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced the league’s return-to-play plan on Tuesday, although he wasn’t able to specify any possible dates or timelines.

So for now, Vancouver and Minnesota fans can only sit back and await their first unofficial postseason meeting in 17 years. What happened in 2003 will forever mark one of the darkest moments in Canucks history.

Everything was going Vancouver’s way in the 2003 postseason.