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Daniel Sedin helped the Vancouver Canucks clinch their fifth straight Northwest Division title in style.
Sedin scored a breakaway goal and added an assist on the winner as the Canucks posted a 3-1 victory over the NHL-leading Chicago Blackhawks. In the process, the Swede moved into second place on the Canucks' career scoring list with 758 points. Twin brother Henrik Sedin recorded two assists on the night and now has 791 career points for Vancouver.
Fans at Rogers Arena recognized Daniel Sedin's accomplishment with a standing ovation.
''It was a little surprising - second place, I don't know how big a deal that is,'' he said with a laugh. ''But it was nice for both me and Henrik. It's a big thing for us.''
A bigger thing was the division title.
Vancouver's eighth straight victory at Rogers Arena guaranteed the Canucks (26-13-7) home-ice advantage in at least the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
''If we play li...
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Frank Corrado is moving on up to Vancouver
We've learned this AM via a Canucks.com press release that the Vancouver Canucks announced today that they recalled defenceman Frank Corrado from their AHL farm team the Chicago Wolves.
The top defensive prospect left on the club's farm team is moving up to the big leagues. With Kevin Connauton now with the Stars Corrado is...
Canucks clinch 5th straight Northwest division title, defeat Blackhawks 3-1
Vancouver came out flying tonight and Daniel Sedin recorded a goal and an assist to become the second-leading scorer in franchise history as host Vancouver clinched another division title. The Canucks won the season series (2-0-1).
Vancouver D Frank Corrado made his NHL debut, registering one blocked...
Blackhawks vs. Canucks Monday Preview
Chicago have a chance to capture the second Presidents' Trophy in franchise history, when they visit the Northwest Division-leading Vancouver Canucks.
Vancouver, which clinched a postseason berth with a 2-1 shootout victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, can wrap up its fifth consecutive Northwest title by earning one point...
Daniel Sedin had a goal and an assist to help the Vancouver Canucks lock up their fifth straight Northwest Division title with a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night.
Jannik Hansen and Zack Kassian also scored for the Canucks, who won their eighth in a row at home and are guaranteed of home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
Henrik Sedin added...
Mats Sundin retired from the NHL in 2009, but he still has the most career NHL goals out of any player with 564.
Sundin was initially drafted first overall in the 1989 NHL entry draft and played his first four seasons in the NHL with the Quebec Nordiques.
The Swedish-born player played most of his career with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and excluding his rookie season, the shortened lockout...
The Vancouver Canucks sent out a Tweet that may have Canucks fans worried...
Cory Schneider is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. Joe Cannata is re-called from the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.
— Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) April 24, 2013
But NHL.com's noting of the recall duly notes that the Canucks can afford to be cautious with their #1A goaltender:
from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,
Henrik Sedin might not be the most objective source on the subject so, even if he’s 100-per-cent right, you can take his views with a grain of salt.
“Yes, absolutely,” the Canucks captain answered when asked if the officiating standard has changed this season.
“I think it’s too late now, but going into next season you’ve...
There are few NHL fans more entertaining the Vancouver Canucks green men and back on Monday night, they pulled off a magic trick of sorts against the Chicago Blackhawks.
With Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson in the penalty box, watch as the green men do their best illusion for the penalty box camera:
(Courtesy of Bleacher Report)
Canucks Nation knows full well that their team has had more costume changes over the years than Justin Timberlake as host of Saturday Night Live, but could there be one final changing of the guard?
We’re talking something permanent; something that will last 100 years like the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs world-wide recognized brands. It may not be a popular...
The Vancouver Canucks Green Guys decided to up the intensity by performing a magic trick. Badly.
'A' for effort but...that's enough.
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