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NHL Rule 24.2 states, “The spin-o-rama type move where the player completes a 360° turn as he approaches the goal, shall be permitted as this involves continuous motion.”
You tell me if the Canucks’ Mason Raymond maintained continuous motion in his shootout attempt Tuesday against the Blue Jackets Sergei Bobrovsky.
The referee said he did. The announcers were skeptical. I’m not skeptical. He stopped and restarted (notice the snow spray). It shouldn’t have counted. Unjustly, Vancouver won in the shootout.
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Throw all context out the window and celebrate the fact the Canucks earned two points in a game. Their slide means that simply winning a hockey game is reason enough to celebrate. It wasn’t particulary pretty, but it was needed.
The road trip is over with three points from three games and the Canucks now head into a four game homestand against Nashville, Detroit, Minnesota...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Mason Raymond scored the only goal in the shootout, and seldom-used Roberto Luongo stopped 26 shots through overtime to lead the Vancouver Canucks past the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Luongo, playing in his second game in 16 days, stopped all three Blue Jackets in the shootout.
Raymond, shooting second for Vancouver, scored when he came to...
Late in the first period on Tuesday night, the Columbus Blue Jackets had an odd-man rush on the Vancouver Canucks. Canucks forward Alex Burrows was doing his best to back-check and cover the man in front of the net. He must have thought that there was a pass going out front, rather than a shot, because he dove in the passing lane. The shot went wide and while Roberto Luongo...
This can’t keep up can it?
The memory of Vancouver’s Game 7 loss to the Boston Bruins is in many ways no farther away nor less painful than it was just 21 difficult months ago. The core Canucks members remain but the question of whether this is the group that can still win the big one is much more suspect.
Talent alone will not assure the cup victory the team and their dedicated...
Waving the White Towel
After all these underwhelming games, the Canucks blew another chance to right the ship and take two points out a hockey game.
Instead, the Minnesota debacle felt almost like the culmination of the creeping habits that had been plaguing the Canucks.
Halfway through the year the Canucks are struggling to find their identity on the ice and now find themselves...
SKILLS TO PAY THE BILLS
Mason Raymond faked Sergei Bobrovsky out of his jock for the lone shootout goal that gave the Vancouver Canucks a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. Raymond, who has 12 points on the season, deked Bobrovsky with a spin-o-rama. He fooled the Columbus goalie so badly that he was looking at a completely open net when he completed the move. Though spin-o-ramas...
Columbus came up a bit short Tuesday night in their quest to extend their winning streak to six games. The Jackets dropped a 2 â 1 shootout decision to the Vancouver Canucks, who themselves had a little streak broken. Prior to the win the Canucks had lost four straight but now they are back in the win column.
The Jackets werenât pleased with what turned out to be the...
Columbus Blue Jackets forward Matt Calvert made highlight reels with his shootout move against Detroit on Sunday, and it looks like he will be making them again. Playing the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night, Matt Calvert got caught by David Booth with his head down in the open ice and he got destroyed. Calvert was in obvious pain afterwards and I think he will make sure he...
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Maybe the concern over losing to “lowly” Columbus in overtime was unjustified. After all, with a win tonight they’re just two points behind the Canucks.
The Blue Jackets are red hot, having won five in a row, while the Canucks have won three of their last eleven.
By the run of play, a Jackets win tonight isn’t out of the question, but imagine the...
Goals in Wednesday night's meeting between the Vancouver Canucks and Nashville Predators figure to be at a premium, especially based on the first time these teams faced off.
Roberto Luongo outdueled Pekka Rinne last month, and these goalies could match up again when the Canucks open a four-game homestand.
Nashville (11-9-6) is the NHL's lowest scoring team at 2.2 goals...
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The 1-0 loss to Vancouver at Bridgestone Arena was the beginning of a 1-5-0 skid for the Nashville Predators at the end of February. Nashville travels to Vancouver for their one meeting in the Pacific Northwest this season and hope to continue the hot start to the five-game road trip coming off a 4-0 win over the Dallas Stars. But...
The Nashville Predators fly to beautiful British Columbia for the first and final time this regular season to take on the Vancouver Canucks. The Predators are 11-9-6 with 28 points and ranked 10th in the Western Conference. The Canucks are ranked 3rd in the Western Conference with 30 points and a record of 12-7-6. Puck drops at 9:07pm CT.