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The Vancouver Canucks completed another topsy-turvy week in the NHL. The boys in blue continued their Jekyll/Hyde routine over the past four games, showing signs of greatness, and of utter despair. It began with a hard earned point against the league’s best, and ended with an embarrassing showing in the motor city.
The Canucks went 2-1-1 over the past week, earning points in each game, but letting the Red Wings walk all over them and stir up the Roberto Luongo hate train again.
Every time we get ready to praise the ‘Nucks for getting back to fine form, they flip the switch and show their ugly side. Losing to the Blackhawks in a shootout is respectable, but letting in more than a touchdown’s worth of goals to Detroit just is not what Vancouver fans had in mind.
There were some positives this week, particularly the Sedin twins stepping up and playing like we all know they can.
Third Star – Kevin Bieksa
Kevin Bieksa is arguably the heart and soul of the Canucks. He’s not our captain, but could probably pull off wearing the C. His game is built around aggression and passion, two traits you love to see in any of your players.
The twins were at it again, netting 4 goals this week with 7 assists
‘Boom Boom’, as he is affectionately known by fans, had a great week which built upon a successful previous week for Vancouver. Bieksa is always solid behind our blue line, but when he contributes offensively it is a thing of beauty.
Bieksa notched two goals in four games this week and maintained his physical presence and leadership.
Second Star – Henrik Sedin
Henrik Sedin became the Canucks’ all time leading scorer earlier this season in the midst of one of his slowest starts in recent memory. But since reaching that milestone, our captain has been back to his old self again. Hank has been racking up points, mostly in conjunction with his brother, and helping our offence gain that spark it had been missing early in the year.
Sedin tallied a goal and four assists this past week.
First Star – Daniel Sedin
Twin number two takes this week’s first star. Daniel Sedin had a superb week, and just like his bro is getting back to that impressive form we are all used to seeing game in and game out. The skill of this man is undeniable, and when teamed up with Hank, Dank is a pure scoring machine.
In the past week Daniel registered three goals to compliment three assists.
Not many one-two punches in the league are as powerful or fun to watch as the Sedin twins, and for that we are grateful. I speak for all of us when I say I really hope this hot Sedin steak continues into the heart of the schedule and beyond.
The devastating blow out in Motown was a bad taste left to end an otherwise decent week. But one can always have the mentality that a win’s a win, and a loss is a loss, no matter the margin of victory.
Here is the goal of the week, although in a losing effort, provided by Chris Higgins
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Daniel Sedin and Jannik Hansen scored 2:44 apart late in the second period to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
Dan Hamhuis, Mason Raymond and Chris Higgins, into an empty net, also scored for Vancouver, which put forth a strong effort against the defending Stanley Cup champions to stop a two-game losing streak.
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The break is finally over and the Vancouver Canucks are back in action tonight against the Los Angeles Kings.
It’s been a weird few days in Canuck land so it’ll be nice to distract from all the off-ice drama with some actual hockey.
It’s Saturday night and the rival Kings are in town, it can’t be any better.
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Daniel Sedin and Jannik Hansen scored 2:44 apart late in the second period to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
Dan Hamhuis, Mason Raymond and Chris Higgins, into an empty net, also scored for Vancouver, which put forth a strong effort against the defending Stanley Cup champions to stop a two-game...
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We have nine NHL games on the schedule for today, with six Eastern Conference games followed by three Western Conference games.
Probably the game of the night is Vancouver Canucks hosting the LA Kings.
A special bonus for fans in the US is the NHL Network will be broadcasting a Hockey Night in Canada doubleheader beginning at 6:30pm ET (Inside Hockey, HNIC pre-game).