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Vancouver Canucks' number one goaltender Roberto Luongo will start for the Canucks on Saturday night when the team hosts the Calgary Flames, as confirmed by Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada. Luongo has only been in the lineup in one of the last 10 games. In that game, he has run over by Los Angeles Kings' captain Dustin Brown.By kcxd, via Wikimedia CommonsIn 33 appearances this season, the Canadian Olympic team member and gold-medalist in 2010 is having a good season for the Canucks. He has a 2.24 GAA and .922 save percentage.This is good news for both the Canucks and for Team Canada, as Luongo is one of three goalies heading to Sochi for Canada, along with Carey Price and Mike Smith. The starting role remains a tight race between both Luongo and Price.The Canucks currently hold one of the two wild card spots in the Western Conference. Luongo's return will certainly help the team in their push to the playoffs.
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Its been a rough week in Canucksville to say the least. A monster performance in LA despite the loss, being pummeled within an inch of their life against the Ducks, basically it was a write off and finally to continue the trend, the Coyotes add to Vancouver’s endless misery with a win where again, nothing could go right.
Even though losing is part of the game of hockey, teams don’t...
The Flames-Canucks game in Vancouver kicked off with a massive line brawl Saturday night at Rogers Arena, resulting in eight ejections and 152 combined penalty minutes just two seconds into the game. Canucks coach John Tortorella confronted Calgary coaches during an intermission, and apologized to all players involved after the game. One of the players ejected, 24-year-old Kellan...
John Tortorella will have an in-person hearing tomorrow in New York. Substantial fine and suspension both possible. #TSN — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 19, 2014
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The Canucks limp back into Rogers Arena to face the Calgary Flames after a catastrophic road trip in California. Are the underwhelming Flames the cure for what ails the Canucks? Or will Vancouver continue their slide into mediocracy? I honestly don’t care as long as they score more than one goal in the process.
Honestly, what am I supposed...
After a player-brawl and coach-attempting-to-visit-opponents-scrap-filled 3-2 Vancouver Canucks shootout win over the Calgary Flames, coach John Tortorella played it by the book during his brief post-game presser:
He more or less built an impenetrable, "I'm not answering that" and/or, "I won't talk about fights with anyone who didn't play the game"...
Puck drops, then....
00:02 Calgary Ladislav Smid: 5 minutes, fighting
00:02 Vancouver Kevin Bieksa: 5 minutes, fighting
00:02 Calgary Brian Mcgrattan: 5 minutes, fighting
00:02 Vancouver Tom Sestito: 5 minutes, fighting
00:02 Calgary Blair Jones: 5 minutes, fighting
00:02 Vancouver Dale Weise: 5 minutes, fighting
00:02 Calgary Chris Butler: 5 minutes, fighting
Why play hockey when you can fight, settle old scores, create new ones and, generally, make fools of yourselves before a national TV audience on Hockey Day In Canada?
The Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames tore a page Saturday straight out of Slapshot and the 1970s with a line brawl to start the game and a coach — the Canucks’ John Tortorella — trying to storm the opposition’s...
It didn’t take long for last night’s Hockey Night In Canada finale between the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks to transform into an old school hockey brawl. Flames head coach Bob Hartley chose his toughest, most pugilistic players as his…Read more →The post Flames and Canucks brawl as coaches take heat appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
This was the start of the game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames. This brings new meaning to I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out. Eight players were ejected from the game. Westgarth, Smid, Butler, Blair Jones, Lane, Bieksa, Weise and Garrison all ejected.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 19, 2014
The Vancouver Canucks are struggling to score goals at a rate few teams can relate to. The Calgary Flames happen to be one of them.
The goal-starved Pacific Division foes will try to break out of their respective slumps Saturday night in Vancouver.
The Canucks (24-16-9) are on a season-worst 1-5-3 stretch since Dec. 30. After Thursday's 1-0 loss at Phoenix - their second by...
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
So there was Vancouver Canucks’ coach John Tortorella, who’d more or less been on his best behavior all season, trying to get to the Calgary Flames’ dressing room after the a brawl-filled first period to challenge … who? Bob Hartley, the Flames coach? Probably. It wouldn't have made any sense to go after Brian McGrattan...
On Saturday night the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks wasted little time before getting into a full on brawl. The result of the brawl which started two seconds after puck drop was several penalties which resulted in 142 penalty minutes.
As if that was not enough, Canucks coach John Tortorella tried to get into the Flames locker room between periods.