Found January 05, 2012 on NorthWest Sports Beat:
Did you miss the Minnesota Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks game tonight? We’ve got the highlights for you. A pretty dull game played by both, and in the end the Canucks grabbed themselves a 3-0 shutout victory. Roberto Luongo turned aside all 28 shots he faced in his 700th career NHL regular-season game. Daniel Sedin collected a goal and an assist, Alex Burrows and Manny Malhotra also scored.

Shielding Roberto Luongo From Pressure of Rematch With Bruins Could Hurt Vancouver in Long Run

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Bruins won't have Roberto Luongo to kick around this time. The Canucks netminder, in the second year of a 12-year, $64-million deal, will be getting the afternoon off when Vancouver visits the Garden on Saturday for this season's only rematch of last year's Stanley Cup Final. Instead, the Bruins will face backup Cory Schneider. Ostensibly, it&...

Bruins Fans Anticipating Nathan Horton's Revenge, Brad Marchand-Daniel Sedin Rematch on Saturday

The Bruins host the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday in one of the most anticipated games of the NHL season to this point. A Stanley Cup rematch that very much will feel like Game 8 of the Finals has no shortage of storylines and everyone is hoping to see something special. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is thrilled with the way the B's look right now, so he dared to look ahead...

Cory Schneider to Start Over Roberto Luongo for Canucks Against Bruins in Stanley Cup Finals Rematch

Darn. Corey Schneider is expected between the pipes for the Canucks on Saturday, getting the nod over Roberto Luongo from coach Alain Vigneault. Schneider confirmed the fact after pracice on Friday, as reported by's Douglas Flynn. During the Stanley Cup Finals between the Bruins and Canucks, Luongo was abysmal on the TD Garden ice, getting pulled twice. The goaltender...

State Of The Canucks – Weekly Notebook | January 5th

Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin have been especially strong over the past several games, Roberto Luongo could start Saturday in Boston. Forward Byron Bitz was waived by the Vancouver Canucks earlier this week in order for him to be sent down to the Chicago Wolves The radio shows have had lots to talk about this week.

Canucks' Luongo blanks Wild in his 700th NHL game

Roberto Luongo made 28 saves in his 700th NHL game and led the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night.

Ian Esplen: Canucks Tame Toothless Wild

Follow me on Twitter for random hockey talk, question and answer sessions, and the odd witty tweet Twitter Buttons The clock has all but struck midnight in Minnesota, as the Vancouver Canucks, led by Roberto Luongo and the Sedin Twins defeated them 3-0 on Wednesday night. The Canucks controlled the game from the drop of the puck and the result was never really in doubt. The...

Henrik Sedin 'Tired' of Being Asked About Getting Pushed Around, Says Canucks Are 'Tough as Anyone'

Henrik Sedin has apparently had Twisted Sister on repeat on his iPod lately. The Canucks forward is fed up. He's not necessarily fed up with being pushed around -- as he and his brother Daniel Sedin have become known to accept -- but instead, Henrik is sick and tired of being asked about being pushed around. Los Angeles defenseman Drew Doughty became the latest to rough up the...

Game 42 (PART 1): “Canucks Conversations Josh & Kev Talk Lu & Schnu”

It's always fun when our two insiders sit down for a chat. Two of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers here at NWSB Josh (@vancan19) and Kevin (@flyingVhockey) sat down at their keyboards and discussed who should start in net for the Canucks versus Boston on Saturday. Don't you even dare say this was scripted. Who starts in net? Roberto Luongo or Cory Schneider?

Returning players not enough as Roberto Luongo shuts out the Wild, in 3-0 road loss

The Winter Classic has steadily become a highly anticipated spectacle for the National Hockey League and a chance to expand the reach of the game to fans that may not normally watch hockey.  There is just something about watching the game played outdoors that takes any of us who played our first hockey on outdoor rinks where we are able to make a connection.  We may not have been...

Is Alain Vigneault sheltering Roberto Luongo? You bet, and it’s probably wise

On the surface, this shouldn't be a story. A coach giving his backup the start for a midseason game versus a team from the opposite conference? It happens all the time. But Alain Vigneault's just-announced decision to start Cory Schneider for Saturday's date with the Boston Bruins -- the first visit to Boston since the Stanley Cup Final -- is obviously a much bigger...

Game 42 (Part 2): This One’s Personal

Josh Hall one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers is back with his Saturday GAME OF THE YEAR Vancouver Canucks vs. Boston Bruins matchup preview. 10:00 a.m. PT, on Rogers Sportsnet. We have Tim Thomas and Cory Schneider. NOT Roberto Luongo. It’s still up in the air until Friday who will start for Vancouver. We won't see Aaron Rome laying out Nathan Horton. Rome is out.

Why I like the Sedin Twins, and why you don’t

(Ed. Note: The following was written by a Canucks fan.) I'm consistently amazed by the lengths people will go to dismiss Henrik and Daniel Sedin. In the last two years, both have won an Art Ross trophy and a league MVP, led the Vancouver Canucks to the Presidents' Trophy and taken them to a Stanley Cup Final. Now, for the third straight year, both are at the top of the...

Canucks-Bruins Preview

A dramatic Stanley Cup finals reached its climax in Vancouver last season, with the visiting Bruins hoisting the trophy as a chaotic and scary scene played out in the city's streets. If Roberto Luongo and the Canucks had managed even one good performance in Boston, it may never have gotten to that point. As last year's finalists meet Saturday for the first time following...

Vancouver Canucks Summon Schneider for Bruins Rematch

              By: Samir Javer  Everyone knows the story of how it went down in Boston last June. Outscored 17-3 in the three games in Beantown, the Canucks saw their 2-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final suddenly vanish from their hands. The TD Garden became Roberto Luongo’s new “house of horrors” after the star goalie and his teammates erased all their bad memories...

Afternoon Line

“You could make a case to play one or the other and in this instance I decided on Cory.  You could make a case for Lui wanting to get back at it or Schneids getting a chance after five years to play in front of friends and family. But at the end of the day, the decision is mine and I’ll keep my final reasons to myself. “Lui just got off a shutout and is playing real well...
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