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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.
Vancouver's blue line took another hit as defenseman Keith Ballard suffered a back injury in Saturday's victory. Ballard joins Kevin Bieksa (groin) and Chris Tanev (ankle) on the sideline. As announced earlier Frank Corrado debut's tonight playing with Alex Edler.
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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...
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...
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 Detroit Red Wings suffered another setback Saturday night, 2-1 in a shootout against the Vancouver Canucks. But forward Justin Abdelkader scored his own personal victory, taking down Vancouver’s Keith Ballard with a vicious right hook during a second period fight.
The Wings had been applying heavy pressure in the Canucks’ zone prior to the incident — Ballard was also called...
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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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...
I’d love to hear Cobie Smulders weigh in on the Chicago vs. Vancouver rivalry. Cobie Smulders is a big Canucks fan and there always seems to be lots of talk about the Blackhawks vs. Canucks rivalry, which is becoming of the best NHL bloodfeuds. This site’s third highest ever trafficed single post is a collection of ten extremely attractive Canadian female celebrities.
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...
Few hockey teams dislike each other as much as the Vancouver Canucks and the Boston Bruins, a hatred that grew out of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. But, with the events of the past week fresh on everyone's mind, we're reminded of an interesting dichotomy. Sports help us heal after tragedies, but at the same time we're reminded that sports are just that: sports. In the...