It's a historic day in Vancouver as the Canucks; yes, those Canucks, finally get to make the proclomation: Best in the NHL. For the regular season anyways.
What do the Canucks and Charlie Sheen have in common? Winning, baby.
The Canucks continued their dominance over the rest of the NHL by posting a 3-1 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Kings. The win gave the Canucks 113 points, 11 more than the Philadelphia Flyers, who only have 5 games remaining. That, ladies and gentlemen, is a clinch. It`s never happened before in Canucks history, and though it`s a great day to be a Canuck, the playoffs is when it all really matters.
The game started with the pace of the Kentucky derby, wi...
Pekka Rinne almost stole the show. Almost.
Instead, it was the Alex Burrows show, as he scored two goals and the Canucks beat the Nashville Predators 3-1 tuesday night. It was tough, close checking game with a playoff atmosphere.
Both goalies were teriffic in this game, although one more than the other. Pekka Rinne of the predators made 29 saves, including fifteen in the third period in a losing cause. Roberto Luongo, the league leader in wins with 36, made 16 saves for the win.
The game started out just as you would expect in a Nashville game; low scoring, not alot of chances. It wasn't until fourteen minutes into the second period that the game saw some action, when Mike Fisher s...
The Vancouver Canucks, missing key members of their hockey club, still eeked out a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.
The Red Wings for their part, were missing many key players as well. Bertuzzi, Franzen and Datsyuk all had to miss the game with injuries, yet the game still lived up to it's billing; an entertaining, nail biter.
The Canucks pulled ten points ahead of Detroit for 1st place in the Western Conference and are still in first place overall. Here's how the game shook down:
In the first period. both teams started slowly, feeling each other out. Then, Detroit turned up the pressure. They were stymied each and every time, however, by Roberto Luongo who was absolutely sen...
It was sloppy, ugly, and not at all like a playoff matchup the Canucks will facing in a few short weeks. However, at the end of the day, the Canucks skated off with another win- their seventh in a row- and Northwest Division title with a 4-2 comeback win over the Colorado Avalanche. The Canucks clinched their third straight division title, also meaning they have locked up a playoff spot.
The game started horribly, with the Avalanche, a team that had just two wins in their last eighteen games coming in to the contest, struck first. Erik Johnson, the former St, Louis Blue, scored on the powerplay for his eigth of the year. Canucks goaltender Cory Schneider couldn't even see the puck due to ...
The Vancouver Canucks showed hard work, courage, and bouts of not being able to stay out of the penalty box, in a 4-2 win over the struggling Minnesota Wild Monday night.
It was a costly win, however, as Defenseman Sami Salo (who else?) took a puck off what looked to be the elbow in the second period and left the game. He did not return.
Salo's injury overshadowed what was a brilliant game from two canucks, Ryan Kesler and Roberto Luongo.
Luongo was amazing, making 32 saves, almost all of them in spectacular fashion.
Kesler had two goals, killed penalities like a champ, and had numerous scoring chances.
In the first period, Raffi Torres scored his fourteenth goal of the year ...
Every person who has been lucky enough to lace up their skates and step on to NHL ice has been on a journey. For the Sidney Crosbys, Evgeni Malkins and Alexander Ovechkins of this world, the path taken to reach their dreams was perhaps a simple one. For others it’s not quite so straightforward.
Players like Martin St. Louis, Antti Niemi and even recent Hall of Fame inductee Dino Ciccarelli, weren’t able to revel in the excitement of being drafted by an NHL club. Such athletes have had to rely on years of determination, hard work and an innate belief in themselves and their own abilities, just to have the right to play in the best league in the world.
In April 2010 professional Finn...
The Vancouver Canucks won their third game in a row, and kept their unbeaten road trip intact with a 4-3 overtime win over the struggling Phoenix Coyotes tuesday.
It was a night of posts, weird bounces, and thrilling action, something not normally witnessed at the jobing.com Arena in Glendale.
With a Gary Bettman led press looming over the heads of the 'yotes, they still managed to come out strong and give the Canucks a run for their money.
Coyotes forward Eric Belanger scored his tenth goal of the year just under four minutes in, when Canucks D Man Sami Salo coughed the puck up to him, and he deposited the puck just under the crossbar.
Just over six minutes later, on the Powerpl...
Pitiful. Embarrassing. Pathetic.
That is three words to describe the performance put forth on the ice by the Vancouver Canucks Thursday night.
The Canucks lost 3-0 to the Nashville Predators, a team that has trouble scoring goals. Well, the Canucks must be taking pages out of their playbooks, because recently, they couldn't score with a five dollar hooker.
The Canucks have 7, count em 7 goals in their last 5 games, and have looked horrible during that stretch. Also, the "go-to" guys, the core group of players this team is built around, can't light the lamp to save their lives.
Ryan Kesler has one goal in his last 10 games, Alex Burrows has 0 in his last nine, the Sedin Twins hav...
It took until the last few seconds of the NHL deadline, but the Vancouver Canucks have addressed some of their needs.
The first deal was with Anaheim. The Canucks sent Joel Perreault and a third-round pick in exchange for Maxim Lapierre. As Vancouver were in the hunt for a fourth-line center, Lapierre will likely fill that role. He's known as being a checker and agitator, and this season he has five goals, six assists and 11 points in 56 games.
Prospect MacGregor Sharp (25) was also included in the deal.
LW Chris Higgins is the player heading to Vancouver and Evan Oberg will be heading to Florida along with a third-round pick. Higgins is currently recovering from a hand injury, a...
The Vancouver Canucks didn't play a perfect game thursday night; but they skated away with a 3-2 victory at the hands of the St.Louis Blues.
The Canucks were coming off a disappointing home loss to the Montreal Canadians, and looked hungry for a win off the puck drop.
Mikael Samuelsson, red hot as of late, opened the scoring with his 18th of the year, as he whacked a backhand shot past blues netminder Ty Conklin. Conklin, filling in for the injured Jaroslav Halak, finished with 24 saves.
Then, late in the first period, Sami Salo unleashed his patented howitzer past Conklin for his first goal of the season with four minutes left in the first. It was a great play by Tanner Glass that ...