Canucks’ Thatcher Demko starts in net for Game 5 vs. Golden Knights

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Thatcher Demko will start in net for the Vancouver Canucks as the team looks to stave off elimination on Tuesday night in Game 5 against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Demko replaces Jacob Markstrom, who has started 14 consecutive playoff games for the Canucks but allowed three goals on four shots in the third period of Sunday’s 5-3 Game 4 loss.

Louis Domingue will back up Demko.

The 24-year-old Demko started 25 games for the Canucks during the regular season, posting a 13-10-2 record with a 3.06 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage.

While he made an appearance in relief of Markstrom in Game 1 of the series, Demko hasn’t started a game since March 10 — a 5-4 win over the New York Islanders in which Demko made 45 saves.

Robin Lehner will start in net for the Golden Knights.

The puck drops on Game 5 at 6:45 p.m. PT/9:45 p.m. ET on Sportsnet, CBC and SN Now.

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