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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 point ever and they couldn’t even crack the Love ‘Em.
1. Shutout for Schneider
No better way to bounce back from being pulled in the season opener than to shutout the Ducks at home. One game doesn’t make a season, even in Vancouver, and Schneider has been getting better and better as more puck is being played.
2. Everyone loves Raymond again
Meanwhile Mason Raymond is having a shockingly productive start
Meanwhile Mason Raymond is having a shockingly productive start. His two goals this game give him three on the year after having just 10 all last year. He’s learning to harness his speed and looks confident. Keep an eye on him, this could be interesting.
At the least, it helps his trade value.
3. The Volpatser
Meanwhile Aaron Volpatti was an assist away from the ole Gordie Howe hat trick. Big game for the fourth liner who could be easily tagged as the most expendable forward. He has to fight, sometimes literally, every night to prove his worth in the line up.
On nights like these, it pays off beautifully.
1. Decline the penalty shot
Alex Burrows was awarded a penalty shot in the second period, and it was executed in typical Canuck fashion. So, not well. That’s supposed to be the money deke! Alex!
It’s a larger trend we’ve seen the past few games where the Canucks need to figure out how to be effective with those beat the goalie one-on-one thing.
2. Corey Perry’s meltdown
It was hilarious. Poor little guy. Probably just mad he plays for a team with the worst jerseys in the league and no logo whatsoever.
Hate you, buddy.
I dunno. It could have been 6-0? Chris Higgins was invisible again?
Or maybe, that Jordan Schroeder guy seems short. We should fix that.
Beleskey fought again three minutes into the third period when Kevin Bieksa challenged him. Canucks center Manny Malhotra missed the game to attend the birth of his son.
Vancouver rookie Schroeder assisted on Mason Raymond’s second goal for his first NHL point in his second career game.
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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...
CANUCKS (1-1-1) at DUCKS (2-0-0)
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
- The Anaheim Ducks open the home portion of the schedule against the Vancouver Canucks; the same team they thrashed on the road, 7-3, to begin the season.
- The key here is to forget what happened on opening night and look at the big picture. Anaheim is trying to start the season 3-0 in an effort to establish...
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...
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. (AP) -- Viktor Fasth made 19 saves and stopped all three Nashville shootout attempts to win his NHL debut, and Corey Perry scored the only shootout goal in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 victory over the Predators on Saturday night.
Fasth, the Ducks' new 30-year-old backup goalie from Sweden, capped his solid debut performance by deftly gloving his deflection of...
Itâs Hockey Night on the left coast as the Predators invade the Honda Center to take on the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks are on the back half of a rare back-to-back game start to the home portion of their season. They dropped their home opener last night 5-0 to Vancouver as the Canucks repaid the favor for Anaheimâs hammering of Vancouver in their home opener 7-3. The Ducks...
Here are your “Leftgovers” from the Nashville Predators game on Saturday night against the Anaheim Ducks…
* Anaheim goaltender Viktor Fasth made his NHL debut last night.
* Fasth got the win and earned first star of the game honors.
* Paul Gaustad returned to the Nashville lineup after missing the past three games.
* The Predators changed some things...
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Ducks goalie Viktor Fasth denied Nashville's David Legwand in an overtime shootout to seal his first career victory with a 3-2 win over the visiting Predators on Saturday night at the Honda Center. Corey Perry snuck a goal past Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne to put Anaheim ahead in the shootout, fooling Rinne with a double move before scoring with a wrist...
from John Kreiser of NHL.com,
The Anaheim Ducks become the 30th and last team to play its home opener when they take the ice Friday night at the Honda Center against Vancouver. They'll be hoping to avoid the problems that teams have had in winning their first home games this season.
Home openers have been anything but a chance to celebrate for most teams. San Jose...
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Today, the irresistible force, meets the immovable object, as the San Jose Sharks host the Vancouver Canucks.
The Vancouver Canucks come into this one after playing what might considered their best âteamâ game since they went into Boston last year. They out hit, out played, out fought...
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The Nashville Predators start their Pacific coast road trip Saturday night against the Anaheim Ducks after being shutout by the St. Louis Blues, 3-0 Thursday. Anaheim is coming off of a embarrasing loss themselves Friday, losing to the Vancouver Canucks, 5-0. Both teams are looking to get their play in gear and make their drive...
The Nashville Predators tend to have little trouble with the Anaheim Ducks.
Both teams had plenty of it while trying to put the puck in the net their last time out.
The Predators look to continue their dominance of the Ducks on Saturday night, when both clubs attempt to bounce back from their first shutout losses of the season.
Nashville (1-1-2) has won six in a row over Anaheim...
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...