Found February 06, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Colorado Avalanche right wing Chuck Kobasaw was fined $2,500 by the NHL on Monday for his trip on Vancouver Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis. Kobasaw was assessed a minor penalty for the incident during the second period of Saturday afternoon's game. The 29-year-old Kobasaw has collected seven goals, five assists and 33 penalty minutes this season.

Byron Bitz' Debut

Byron Bitz fired one shot in over eight minutes against the Avalanche on Sunday but contributed in the first period with a number of big hits and a solid fight with Cody McLeod. What did you think of his debut in a Canucks jersey? At the very least Vancouver seems to have found another "tough guy" to bolster the bottom six if Bitz can shake off the remaining rust.

Vancouver Returns to Music City With Much On the Line

Tonight's game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Nashville Predators is one that Predator fans have had marked on their calendar since the schedule was released last summer. It marks the Nucks first visit to the Bridgestone Arena since they clinched their second round series with the Predators in a 2-1 win in game six on May 9. 2011.Even the most optimistic member of the...

Duchene resumes skating

Doug Pensinger, Getty Images A couple of quick hits, from today’s practice: - Matt Duchene was back on skates today. Not with the team at practice, but on his own beforehand. I did not see him skate, but accounts are that it went well. He’s still officially listed as out “indefinitely”, but you have to believe we’re probably talking only 1-2 more weeks at most if there...

'Hawks road skid hits 8 in loss to Avs (AP)

With a flick of the wrist, Gabriel Landeskog helped snap Colorado's season-long five-game skid while extending Chicago's misery on the road. The rookie forward broke a tie 38 seconds into the third period and David Jones added two goals, lifting the Avalanche to a 5-2 win over the struggling Blackhawks on Tuesday night.

Canucks defeat Predators in shootout

In their fifth consecutive overtime game, the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Nashville Predators 4-3 in a shootout Tuesday night. Alexander Edler hit the game-winning goal for Vancouver, while Colin Wilson was unable to extend the game with a shot for the Predators. The first period was full of missed opportunities for the Predators. Less than two minutes into the game, the Predators...

Game 53: Canucks vs. Predators: Fellowship of the Puck

Music City Mayhem In Honour of Sean Astin co-starring on NCIS Tuesday night… Just when you thought the schedule might get a little easier for the Vancouver Canucks, that idea turned into a fantasy worthy of Tolkien. The same can be said about the Central Division and how it’s shaped up to this point in the season. Attempting to reach “Mordor,” Van City will have to get by...

Poll: Owen Nolan officially retires

Owen Nolan officially announced his retirement after 18 NHL seasons on Tuesday afternoon in San Jose. Nolan, who turns 40 on Sunday, last played a full season in the league with Minnesota in 2009-10.

Owen Nolan announces retirement from NHL.

SAN JOSE, CALIF. (AP) - Owen Nolan, who hasn't played in the NHL since the 2009-10 season, announced his retirement Tuesday at the San Jose Sharks home rink.Nolan, who lives in San Jose, played 18 seasons and scored 422 goals with 463 assists in 1,200 games. He played for the ...

Canucks beat Predators, 4-3, in shootout

Alex Edler scores the winning goal in the sixth round of a shootout to lead Vancouver to victory.NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Alex Edler scored in the sixth round of a shootout, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Nashville Predators, 4-3, Tuesday night for their fifth win in six games.

Ex-Sharks captain Nolan announces retirement

Owen Nolan, who hasn't played in the NHL since the 2009-10 season, announced his retirement Tuesday at the San Jose Sharks' home rink.

Vancouver Canucks (32-15-5) at Nashville Predators (32-17-4), 8 p.m. (ET)

There may not be a more confident goaltender in the league right now than Nashville's Pekka Rinne. Vancouver should have plenty of positive feelings heading into Tuesday night after the way it won its last game.
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