Found February 09, 2012 on
State of Hockey News:
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #15 Dany Heatley
2. #9 Mikko Koivu
3. #21 Kyle Brodziak
4. #7 Matt Cullen
5. #96 Pierre-Marc Bouchard
Top 3 Penalty Minutes:
1. #16 Brad Staubitz
2. #22 Cal Clutterbuck
3. #4 Clayton Stoner
1. #32 Niklas Backstrom (14-13-5)
2. #37 Josh Harding (9-7-3)
3. #31 Matt Hackett (2-0-0)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #33 Henrik Sedin
2. #22 Daniel Sedin
BEST OF MAXIM
Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu has been cleared to return to the lineup after missing the last eight games with a left shoulder injury.
Wild coach Mike Yeo said before Thursday's game against Vancouver that he expected Koivu to be back on the first line, centering Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi to face the Canucks. That was the combination at the beginning of the season...
ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild might have been the biggest surprise in the NHL when they were leading the league in mid-December with a franchise-best 20-8-5 start. After just two wins in their next 12 games, they were on the outside of the playoff picture.Certainly, Minnesota accelerated its development timetable with a fast start to the season, but are the Wild truly a team...
Puttin On The Bitz
The Vancouver Canucks brought a better effort against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday and battled back after blowing a two-goal lead to take two points in a 4-3 shootout victory.
Both Pekka Rinne and Roberto Luongo were solid in another busy night for the goaltenders that included a six-round shootout to decide a winner.
The Hat Trick
Bitz’ Big First
Dan Murphy announced this AM on twitter that Mike Duco has been recalled from the Chicago Wolves. Their AHL farm team.
Tells me either Sedin or Weise will miss tonights game for sure.
#canucks have re-called Mike Duco from Chicago.
@sportsnetmurph On twitter
Vancouver Canucks 4, Nashville Predators 3 (shootout)
Bridgestone Arena; Nashville, Tennessee
February 7, 2012
* Coming into the night, Vancouver has got to overtime seven times in their last nine. Now they’ve gone eight out of 10.
* This was Vancouver’s first trip to Music City since they won Game 6 in last year’s Western Conference Semi-final.
Henrik and Daniel Sedin both scored against Minnesota for the first time in their careers to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-2 win over the Wild on Thursday night.
Maxim Lapierre, Manny Malhotra and Ryan Kesler also scored for the Canucks.
A CT scan earlier in the day on Henrik Sedin's foot came back clean and the Canucks captain played in his 553rd consecutive game, the...
Roberto Luongo has shut out the Minnesota Wild three straight times, but his last three starts at Xcel Energy Center have been a stark contrast.
Vancouver Canucks coach Alain Vigneault has an interesting decision to make on who to start in goal Thursday night against the Wild.
Luongo's five regular-season shutouts of Minnesota (25-20-8) are his most against any opponent. He...
Captain Mikko Koivu will return tonight against Vancouver. A lot of teams are showing interest in Carolina winger Tuomo Ruutu.
Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin may miss Thursday's game against the Minnesota Wild after injuring his right ankle on Tuesday.
Owen Nolan plans on returning to hockey in some capacity eventually, but he has a few things planned first: Time with his wife and two kids. Check in on his various business ventures in San Jose. And two mandatory...
Alex Edler scores the winning goal in the sixth round of a shootout to lead Vancouver to victory.NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Alex Edler scored in the sixth round of a shootout, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Nashville Predators, 4-3, Tuesday night for their fifth win in six games.
Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images
It wasn’t meant to be and it felt a little like the last time Vancouver played in Nashville except in this case, for fans of the Fang, there is another game to be played.
Vancouver would jump out to a two-goal lead towards the end of the first on some hard charging and sloppy line changes by the Predators. The Bitz goal was incredibly...