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Second Star of the week for me! The Canucks Goaltending
Remember my goaltending rant in this column a few weeks ago?
In fact, just to make sure it never was mentioned again, I had my editor remove it from the sites history. This week, Luongo and Schneider put on a show. Each had a shutout in tough 1-0 wins, and Luongo stopped 38 shots in a 3-2 win against Colorado.
As a fan, it makes me happy to see the most worrying area of the ice being covered so well.
Hopefully, between these two we won't have any insurmountable issues come playoff time.
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The Vancouver Canucks are hopeful left wing Daniel Sedin will be ready for the 1st round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
They're not scoring goals like they have with him, but the Vancouver Canucks are winning games. Going 4-0 since the Sedin hit by Duncan Keith versus the Blackhawks last week.
Sedin, 31, has collected a team-high 30 goals with 37 assists for the Canucks,...
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.
Top 50 #Canucks friends to follow on Twitter
Every day this week NWSB has been posting 10 of the top 50 follows in #Canucks nation in no particular order. It kept me busy too. I almost had not time to fire out my Canucks All Access for the week.
But that is up to.
Notice someone important (like yourself?) not on the list?
Social Media: Canucks
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The 2012 NHL playoffs are right around the corner. We all remember what happened in Vancouver BC last year after the Canucks lost game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals to the Boston Bruins. June 15 2011 will NOT be a day people of Vancouver want to remember. Yes indeed. Vancouver rioted. The city made the worlds headlines for all the wrong reasons. The exact opposite type of exposure...
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...
Flames vs Canucks Game Recap
Did you miss the Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks Saturday night on Hockey night in Canada?
BOXSCORE | Q’s POST GAME RECAP
We’ve got the highlights for you.
Flames vs. Canucks highlights courtesy NHL.com.
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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...
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...
Is it just me or are the Vancouver Canucks winning but still not getting any credit? Yes, it's been four in a row now and NWSB Insider Josh Hall says it's about time we trust the Captain Henrik Sedin. Who will start against the Dallas Stars Friday? Should it be Cory Schneider? He's the only one to beat them in three tries. Bah humbug to all you bandwagoners. Shame on you.
Vancouver Canucks Playoff Chances - Sports Club Stats
According to Sports Club Stats, it will be a team from the Pacific division.
Can't really say any of those teams scare me, though none will be easy.
If I had to rank them for preferability... Phx/LA/Dal/SJ?
Well this is good….
The Canucks can score. The Canucks can score on the powerplay. The Canucks can put together a pretty impressive winning streak.
To think that such a large portion of Canucks Nation was pressing the panic button not more than a week ago is comical. Sure there are still some kinks to be worked out but come on; any sane being could’ve foreseen them bumping the...
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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,...
Loungo's in net, Ebbett is back from that collerbone injury suffered in the Boston game. Weise and Bieksa are out.
This may have been the only goal but Colorado threw the entire kitchen sink at Cory Schneider. Schneider responded in a big way. We will get into that in a bit about goalie controversies and the such. Last night had a little of everything as we finally got down to nine teams in each conference having a "realistic" shot at a playoff berth. That...