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The Canucks took back top spot in the conference Saturday night with a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames. With only three games remaining in the regular season, the Canucks sit one point up on the St Louis Blues and tied in points with the New York Rangers for top spot in the entire league (although the Canucks would lose the tie breaker). So the question burning in my head right now is… are the Canucks better positioned to win their first Stanley Cup this year or last year?
The success of last year’s team is well documented. They won the President’s Trophy with a startling 117 points, a full 10 points ahead of the next closest team. This year, the Canucks already have 107 points and could get as much as 113 if they win their final three games.
Lets compare each time, at this point in the season and see how they match up:
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Vancouver Canucks Sami Salo gritty new 'Iron Man'
"For sure, I'll be playing somewhere next year," said Salo. "I feel really good and the key has been being healthy and playing with a lot of good teammates has made it fun."
From a gameday report at the Vancouver Canucks website Canucks.com.
Andrew Ebbett hasn't played for 3 months. He gets some game action tonight versus Calgary Flames.
With just four games remaining, Ebbett will get a chance to find his role in the lineup and get some game action in before the post-season and give the coaches just one more option on a very full roster.
25-8-7 since Jan 1st
The Vancouver Canucks struggled to bring their playoff intensity on Saturday, but managed to make the most of their performance against the Flames, forcing overtime in a 3-2 comeback over Calgary on Hockey Night in Canada.
Roberto Luongo had a shaky return to the crease after sitting out Friday’s game with a sore neck and Marc-Andre Gragnani buried his first...
Andrew Ebbett scored at 3:58 of overtime and the Vancouver Canucks took over the top spot of the Western Conference with a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night.
With 107 points, the Canucks also tied the New York Rangers for most points in the NHL in the race for the Presidents' Trophy.
Ebbett deflected in defenseman Sami Salo's shot from in front of the Calgary...
Flames vs Canucks Game Recap
Did you miss the Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks Saturday night on Hockey night in Canada?
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The results are in and your Vancouver Canucks are officially ________!
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With what happened this past week and Saturday night, the reactions are endless.
Below is the customary list of best AND worst Canucks related writing from all over the interwebz the last few days.
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Friday Night Full of Stars
The Vancouver Canucks recent schedule has allowed them to play kingmaker in the race for the final playoff spots in the Western Conference.
A run of games against Dallas, Colorado, and Los Angeles has helped the Canucks not only effectively eliminate the Avalanche from the race but also helped give the team a week long litmus test to see how they measure...
Canucks host the Not Out Flames Saturday night
The Vancouver Canucks extended their win streak to five games last night and in the process they returned to the team that resembled the one that won the President’s trophy last season. On Saturday night the Canucks host a Calgary team that saw their playoff chances all but disappear with their seventh loss in eight games on Friday...
A Slow Burn
It’s hard to find much fault with the Vancouver Canucks these days, which is obviously fantastic news with the post-season a week and a half away.
The team has flipped the switch that so many thought would be impossible to achieve and more amazingly took over first place in the Western Conference last night thanks to Columbus somehow beating St Louis.
Loungo's in net, Ebbett is back from that collerbone injury suffered in the Boston game. Weise and Bieksa are out.
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After a stiff neck sidelined Lu, Cory Schneider stepped in and picked up the slack. Schneider was awesome stopping 28 of 30 shots. He was a major reason Vancouver won, as the Canucks got away from playing strong defensively and opened the game up. Nonetheless,...
It’s a page turner alright!
If you thought the Vancouver Canucks hadn’t seen Calgary in a while, take a wild guess at how long the divorce has been between the Nucks and Ducks.
Thirty-four games is the total and let’s just say not a lot has changed for the former Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.
With a record of 18-13-4 since that fateful day of January 15th, the Ducks have a record...