Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/13/13
The ‘Nucks hottest performers Feb. 4th -11th The Vancouver Canucks continue to rise up the NHL rankings this season with solid play on many fronts. Their characteristically slow start is almost a distant memory already in this young season. The ‘Nucks are sitting pretty in third place in the Western Conference. A very successful week helped their cause in the standings and has the boys in blue riding a five game winning streak. The wins haven’t all been pretty and the powerplay is still struggling, but the Canucks as a team are tightening up and playing solid defense and squeezing out those tough goals in the clutch. Here are my three stars from last week’s three wins. Third Star – Christopher Tanev This guy isn’t exactly a household name, and maybe he never will be. But Christopher Tanev is a tough kid who’s been in the Canucks’ system for a few years now paying his dues. He had never scored an NHL goal leading up to February 4th’s tilt with the Oilers. But when he got the opportu...
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