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The Vancouver Canucks have been getting outstanding goaltending from Cory Schneider during their winning streak. If the top line of Henrik and Daniel Sedin and Alex Burrows can pick up the pace, there's no telling how much further they can extend their run.
Vancouver goes for a seventh consecutive victory Saturday night when they visit an Edmonton Oilers team trying to go unbeaten in a season-high three straight games.
With Roberto Luongo on the bench - and possibly on his way out of town with Wednesday's trade deadline looming - Schneider has taken a firm hold on the No. 1 goaltender spot, giving up six goals and recording two shutouts during the Canucks' run.
Vancouver (19-9-6) has won six straight despite scoring just 13 times, going 1 for 15 on the power play in that span. The club may have gotten a positive sign Thursday, however, as the Sedins and Burrows each had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 victory over Colorado.
The line totaled two goals and three assists ...
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It took a while, but Cory Schneider has finally taken charge in goal for the Vancouver Canucks. Veteran Roberto Luongo has become the most lavishly paid back-up in NHL history.So the Canucks need to finally move him for whatever the team can fetch. If the wealthy Maple Leafs franchise is willing to take the remainder of that 12-year contract off the Vancouver books, GM Mike Gillis...
With days left before the trade deadline, it’s clear to most that if the Canucks have designs on bringing the first Stanley Cup in team history home to Vancouver, they will need to do something. They have a need for a centre, which I outlined three days ago. That’s their primary need, but that’s not the only need. I believe the Canucks should be looking at a defenceman as well...
Daniel Sedin scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and added an assist, Alex Burrows also had a goal and an assist and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Thursday night.
Sedin took a feed from Burrows at the top of the left circle and sent a low wrist shot through Semyon Varlamov's legs - with twin brother Henrik Sedin screening in front - at 11...
The Canucks close off March with a meeting against their Northwest rival Edmonton Oilers. It's been a while since these two teams hooked up this year, they last saw each other in early February when the Canucks won 3-2.
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from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,
As has been the case for 11 months, ever since it became clear the Vancouver Canucks intended to hand the No. 1 goaltending job to Cory Schneider, it’s clear all roads for Luongo’s exodus out of British Columbia logically lead to Toronto.
Which is probably why talks between the Canucks and Maple Leafs quietly resumed this week...
from Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province,
If a draft pick and a low-rent prospect is all the Canucks are going to be offered for Roberto Luongo, they are not likely trading him, meaning, of course, he will play again in a Canucks uniform. Or rot on the bench.
Just days from the deadline, the Canucks seem to still believe they can get a player to help them immediately...
Nice first period Vancouver?!?! They got blitzed tonight 4-0 in the first period. The scoring held up. Edmonton 4-0 over the Canucks tonight.
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Who knows for sure whether or not Roberto Luongo finally ends up in Toronto, but it appears the rumors won’t go away until he’s shipped to the Maple Leafs or lands elsewhere.
The Toronto Star reports that the Maple Leafs and Canucks recently resumed trade discussions about the veteran goaltender. Trade talks reportedly been ongoing for quite some time, and while they may have...
The Vancouver Canucks take on the Edmonton Oilers tonight
at 7PM PT. The Nucks vie for their seventh consecutive victory. Edmonton has won two in a row and sits just three points removed from eighth-place.
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Cory Schneider and the Vancouver Canucks continued their dominance of the last-place Colorado Avalanche earlier this week.
Doing it again will send the Avalanche to their longest road losing streak in 23 years.
Schneider is scheduled to be back in net as the Canucks try to beat the Avalanche for a 10th straight meeting Thursday night at Rogers Arena.
Schneider had 26 saves in...