Found October 20, 2013 on
Pro Sports Daily:
The Columbus Marathon was run through the streets of the Ohio capital on Sunday.
The Vancouver Canucks are only a little more than halfway through a marathon of their own -- it’s seven games not 26.2 miles -- and on Sunday night they hit the wall.
After two wins and a shootout loss in their first three games the Canucks dropped a 3-1 decision to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.
Winger R.J. Umberger sent in alone with a slick pass from Port Moody’s Ryan Johansen put a shot through the legs of Vancouver goalie Eddie Lack for the game-winner at 11:14 of the third period.
Johansen added an empty-netter with 27 seconds remaining.
The Canucks started this game strongly but seemed to fade down the stretch in what was their fourth game in six nights.
The loss dropped Vancouver’s record to 5-4-1. The Blue Jackets snapped a four-game losing streak and improved to 3-5-0.
The game was a battle of the backups. Lack made just his second NHL start for the Canucks while Curtis ...
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Eddie Lack has gained the admiration and adoration of his teammates for a quirky and ongoing transformation to North American culture and smaller ice surfaces.
The Vancouver Canucks backup goaltender has a wide-eyed and humorous take on everything. His NFL fantasy football team (Eddie’s Meatballs) his teasing Twitter one-liners and endless hours playing X-Box make you wonder...
R.J. Umberger scored his first goal of the season with 8:46 left and the Columbus Blue Jackets ended a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night.
Curtis McElhinney, making his first appearance for the Blue Jackets in place of Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky, had 37 saves.
Marian Gaborik and Ryan Johansen also scored for the Blue...
They say change is a good thing and Daniel and Henrik Sedin can attest to that.
Their season has been like a soap opera -- call it As the Sedin’s World Turns -- with something new seeming to happen every day. Their ice time is up quite dramatically they’ve had a whole series of different linemates they have been split up at times they are killing penalties and blocking shots...
Saturday night was fight night for Steve Oleksy and Brandon Dubinsky. With the Caps running away with the game, Columbus's Dubinsky wanted to show the Blue Jackets wouldn't fall without a fight, taking an extra slashing penalty to start a scrap with Oleksy in the third period.
Young Vancouver Canucks forward Jordan Schroeder left Saturday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins with a foot injury and won’t return.
Head coach John Tortorella’s shot-blocking strategies prompted the Vancouver Province’s Ben Kuzma to clarify that Schroeder 23 didn’t hurt his foot getting in front of a puck.
Just a quick blog in advance of this evening's contest with the Vancouver Canucks. The Jackets losing streak was extended to four as the Washington Capitals down Columbus yesterday in the nation's capitol, 4 - 1. Once again the lack of goal scoring was the primary reason for the loss.
During their recent streak, the Jackets have mustered just six goals total, an average...
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The Vancouver Canucks find themselves in relatively unknown territory as they take on the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Canucks have not played in Long Island since early 2011 and will face a team that features one of the brightest young stars in the NHL, John Tavares.
The Canucks suffered their first regulation...
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If you're super-committed to your Vancouver teams, you won't be getting off the couch much this weekend. The Canucks/Penguins game is in the books. The Whitecaps play in Colorado at 3 p.m. Saturday, fighting for a playoff spot, then the Lions are in Saskatchewan at 4:00.
Finally, we'll have another Canucks game on Sunday at 3 p.m. Pacific as they...
After coming ever so close to extending their win streak to 3 games, the Canucks are right back at it tomorrow in Columbus, Ohio for a tilt against the Blue Jackets. How will Vancouver perform after a quick turnaround from a hard fought battle in Steel City? Read on to find out.
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In late September, the Tri-City Americans humiliated the Portland Winterhawks with a 6-2 defeat in Portland. Caused by an epic lapse in the Winterhawks' defense and their general lack of interest in showing up for the game, it was painful to watch right from the start. After the game, Columbus Blue Jackets' prospect Oliver Bjorkstrand told me "we can't lose...
Vancouver Canucks (5-3-0) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (6-1-0)
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Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
John Tortorella and the Canucks head into Pittsburgh for an afternoon game. John Tortorella is a huge fan of the Penguins.
The Canucks are probably the Penguins' toughest opponent yet this season, so it will be interesting...
Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) Foundation held a jersey auction for the Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Saturday during the Caps game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.