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Cory Schneider made 30 saves in his fifth career shutout, Mason Raymond scored twice, and the Vancouver Canucks avenged last week's blowout loss to Anaheim with three power-play goals in a 5-0 win over the Ducks on Friday night.
Daniel Sedin and Raymond scored on power plays in the first period, and Zack Kassian added a man-advantage goal in the third period as the Canucks quieted Anaheim's standing-room-only crowd at the final home opener of the NHL's lockout-shortened season.
Schneider bounced back splendidly from his season-opening pratfall as the Canucks' new starting goalie last Saturday in Vancouver, where the Ducks chased him with five goals in 27 minutes.
Jonas Hiller stopped 29 shots, but Anaheim couldn't get off to a 3-0-0 start for the second time in franchise history.
Aaron Volpatti also scored and captain Henrik Sedin had two assists as Vancouver opened a three-game California road trip, its first of the season after a 1-1-1 start at home.
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While searching out a picture of Zack Kassian for my piece on the Canucks shootout strategy, I discovered that Zack Kassian has taken a lot of priceless photos in his short stint as a pro hockey player. He’s halfway through his second season as a pro and the internet is already full of amazingly hilarious photos of the big curly haired missing tooth beauty.
Here’s a selection...
Time for another Canucks gameday team & opponent scouting report.
The Vancouver Canucks are in California for their first road trip of the shortened season. The first stop for the boys is in Anaheim tonight. Vancouver will be looking for a little revenge on the Ducks who spanked them 7-3 during the season opener at Rogers Arena on the 19th.
Cory Schneider is getting...
Shortened Season Tips
We have all been so excited that Canucks hockey is back (unless you are still bitter and ‘boycotting’ the NHL) that we haven’t really had time to analyze the season the way we usually do.
This shortened season will prove interesting regarding playoff races, which will essentially begin next month.
The Canucks still haven’t set up any deal to trade Roberto...
Now that the NHL lockout is over, the Green Men are back and better than ever as they attended the Vancouver Canucks season opener at the Rogers Centre last Saturday against the Anaheim Ducks.
In the third period, Force and Sully got to mess with Ducks right winger Teemu Selanne as he was sent to the penalty box for two minutes for tripping. With the NHL is now enforcing a rule...
With the NHL finally showcasing the best the league has to offer on the ice instead of during contentious mediation sessions, the NHL’s notoriously dedicated and loyal fans for the most part have returned in droves. And not only regular folks like we common folks of the Joe Six-Pack and Jane Box-of-Wine ilk. We’re talking about the beautiful people: The stars of stage and screen...
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Hot off the heels of their first victory of the year, the Canucks did one better and stuffed the Ducks like they were foie gras.
It was easily the best game of the year for Vancouver, and fitting revenge for last weekend.
This was one of those flawless victories. I mean, Zack Kassian scored again and Jordan Schroeder picked his first...
Mason Raymond scored twice and Cory Schneider turned aside 30 shots as Vancouver blanked Anaheim 5-0 last night. The Canucks got revenge on the Ducks for a 7-3 drubbing to open the season. Let’s take a look at the rest of the night on ice.
Boston knocked off the Islanders 4-2 Dougie Hamilton had a pair of assists for Boston in the win. Keith Aucoin scored both Islander goals in...
Fresh off Friday’s big win over the Ducks, the Vancouver Canucks are back in action tonight with a Sharks team that’s undefeated in their first four games. The Sharks beat the Avalanche 4-0 last night with Patrick Marleau scoring twice. He’s now done that in every game of the year so far.
Matchup: Vancouver Canucks (2-1-1) v San Jose Sharks (4-0-0)
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Off to its best offensive start in team history, Anaheim approached its home opener just hoping to ride the wave of momentum. Cory Schneider sent the Ducks back to square one. The Vancouver goalie held a scorching Anaheim offense scoreless and the Canucks pounced on the Ducks early to earn a 5-0 win on Friday at the Honda Center. Anaheim entered the contest...
It doesn’t take a vivid imagination to connect Roberto Luongo to the Edmonton Oilers.The injury-depleted Vancouver Canucks desperately need a Top 6 forward. They are eager to move Luongo and his massive contract.The Oilers have lots of second- and third-line forward options, including Sam Gagner. As luck would have it, Sam’s father Dave works for the Canucks.With 900-year-old...
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Vancouver scored twice in the first period and added three more goals while stifling a scorching Anaheim offense to take a 5-0 win over the Ducks on Friday at the Honda Center. Anaheim entered the contest, its first home date of the strike-delayed season, with 12 goals scored and a 2-0 start. Against the Canucks, the Ducks managed 29 shots on goal but offered...
The Canucks are in San Jose today to play the second game of their three game road trip in California where they take on the Sharks for a late afternoon game.
The Canucks, fresh off a 5-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks, look to carry the momentum from their first regulation win of the season into the Shark Tank to face the red hot Sharks.
Cory Schneider fresh off his...
Love ‘ Em & Hate ‘Em
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The shootout is a fickle beast. The glorified coin toss can be so random yet determines whether the 65 minutes prior was an effort good enough for a win or bad enough for a loss.
For the second straight game, the Canucks blew a 2-0 lead to an Albertan team and decided the game in a shootout. On Sunday, the Oilers “won” and panic...