Canucks forward Chris Higgins misses on his shootout attempt against Coyotes goalie Mike Smith Thursday in Arizona. The Coyotes won 3-2. REUTERS

Canucks go down in the desert

If the Vancouver Canucks come up short of the playoffs, they will be able to point to missed opportunities against some of the NHL’s bottom feeders.

People evacuate an area near where smoke from a fire has started at the Port Metro Vancouver, British Columbia March 4, 2015. (REUTERS/Ben Nelms)

Vancouver port fire contained

Port Metro Vancouver said on Thursday that operations had resumed at most port facilities shut down by a shipping container fire the day before.