Posted March 20, 2012 on
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The Vancouver Canucks might have a firm grasp on the second seed in the Western Conference, but they are having a hard time building momentum heading into the playoffs.
Looking to bounce back from their latest defeat, the Canucks face another difficult challenge Wednesday night when they visit a Chicago Blackhawks team trying to match a season high with its fifth consecutive victory.
Thanks to a comfortable lead in the Northwest Division, Vancouver (43-21-8) appears locked into the second seed in the West. However, the Canucks have not played like a playoff team during their current 3-5-2 stretch.
"We're always looking for wins," said captain Henrik Sedin, who has a team-leading 70 points but no goals and four assists in his last 11 games. "It's about playing our game and trusting that our system is going to win us games and not individual efforts."
That did not work for the Canucks during Monday's 2-0 loss at Minnesota. Despite putting 33 shots o...
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First reported by Pro Hockey talk on the NBC Network. Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin will NOT play tonight versus the Dallas Stars in western conference action.
Sedin was injured during Wednesday's matchup versus the Chicago Blackhawks after he was elbowed in the head by Duncan Keith in the first period.
Keith, who received a minor penalty for the hit, is expected...
Canucks left winger Daniel Sedin has returned to Vancouver after taking an elbow to the head in a game against Chicago.
A team spokesperson confirmed Thursday that Sedin flew home following Vancouver's 2-1 overtime loss to the Blackhawks a night earlier, when Sedin was sidelined by a hit from Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith in the first period.
Keith received a 2-minute elbowing...
Vancouver Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin left Wednesday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks in the first period.
Sedin exited the contest shortly after he was elbowed in the head by Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith.
Although he played on a subsequent power play, Sedin did not return to the game. Earlier in the period, Sedin had hit Keith in the head with his shoulder.
Last night there was a lot of outrage about Blackhawks defensemen Duncan Keith's hit on Canucks forward Daniel Sedin.
What I didn't see was a lot of outrage about Daniel Sedins hit on Duncan Keith, and both hits are bad. Being consistent, I think you can see that both players "could be" required to sit a game or two, both hits are bad and unnecessary. I also...
Betting Man? Canucks hope to turn it around against Dallas
The Vancouver Canucks showed up on Wednesday night against Chicago – that’s for sure but the one goal they managed to score 27 seconds into the game wasn’t enough as they lost their second straight game and their fourth in the last five.
Vancouver Canucks (43-21-9) at Dallas (40-28-5)
When: 8:30 PM ET, Thursday, March...
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Vancouver Canucks fans it IS time to panic!
Over the past few weeks, the dissatisfaction with this (still SECOND PLACED TEAM!) has reached epidemic proportions. Never mind the fact that so many teams (each of the past five champions by the way) has gone through similar poor spells late in the season.
You know for sure that Alain Vigneault and Mike Gillis have lost...
Despite struggling in recent weeks, the Vancouver Canucks still hold a comfortable lead atop the Northwest Division.
They may struggle even more if they're forced to play without Daniel Sedin.
With Sedin's status uncertain, the Canucks will try to cool off the surging Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on Thursday night.
Vancouver (43-21-9) has stumbled to a 3-5...
With Shane Doan getting suspended for three games for elbowing Jamie Benn in the face, you've got to think that the Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith is going to get a game or two suspension for taking out the Canucks star forward Daniel Sedin with this high elbow to the head.
These types of dirty hits are not acceptable and the NHL needs to be more proactive in removing...
The Vancouver Canucks want the NHL to throw the book at Duncan Keith for his hit on Daniel Sedin on Wednesday night. Ironic, isn’t it, that an organization that has taken more cheap/dirty hits than any in the league in … Continue reading →
Keith received two for elbowing.