When is a second line not a second line?

Sorry, it's a take on a bad joke, an old one - when is a door not a door?

But the Canucks' second line, so promising a couple of months ago, has gone dormant. Ryan Kesler is trying to remember who Ryan Kesler was. Chris Higgins is playing through power-draining antibiotics.

And David Booth is a mere two games back from a serious knee injury.

Still, Booth's goal on Tues-day gives him six in his past 15 games - albeit with a long stretch between games 13 and 14, but it is a pace that would give him 33 goals over an 82-game schedule.