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Roberto Luongo almost had some nerve-induced bowel movements Friday night, and surprisingly it had nothing to do with the Bruins. Just as surprising, was the fact that he was a good 3,000 miles away from TD Garden. Luongo was simply fantastic Friday against a red-hot Chicago Blackhawks team. The backup Vancouver Canucks goalie stopped 27 of 28 shots before standing tall in the shootout in a big win for Vancouver. However, it wasn’t easy, as Luongo had to face a murderers’ row of shooters in the shootout. The Blackhawks feature one of the best sets of forwards in the game, and they rolled out a trio of playmakers for the shootout. Luongo had to deal with Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp in the shootout. The Vancouver goalie stopped all three (and then Nick Leddy to boot) to help the Canucks pull off the important win. Even though he was successful in protecting his net, that doesn’t mean he wasn’t at least a little nervous. Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province twee...
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For all the hype, this was probably the tamest edition of the Canucks/Blackhawks rivalry. There was absolutely no rough stuff aside from Sheldon Brookbank chasing after Alex Burrows after he cheekily slipped the puck in the net on an offside call.
Both teams came into the game saying all the right things about just wanting to get the...
Here we go… time to renew hostilities
The Vancouver Canucks are back in action tonight. They close out this two game home stand against their bitter rivals from the Central division, the Chicago Blackhawks. Tonight has a little something else going for it than most Canucks and Blackhawks games do.
It will be the first time the two teams have played since Duncan Keith ended Daniel...
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Headline: Heated and Hated Rivalry Continues – Canucks Host Blackhawks Friday Night
One of the best rivalry’s in the NHL writes another chapter Friday night when the Chicago Blackhawks, fresh of their first loss of the season (albeit a shootout loss) pays visit to the Vancouver Canucks who climbed over .500 with a 3-0 win over Colorado on Wednesday night...
Jordan Schroeder scored in a shootout to give the Vancouver Canucks a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.
Schroeder, who hasn't scored a traditional goal in the regular season, fired a low, hard shot that squeaked through the pads of goalie Corey Crawford.
Alex Edler scored in regulation for the Canucks (4-2-2).
Patrick Kane had the lone goal for the Blackhawks...
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Cory Schneider is still the starter of the Vancouver Canucks in the same way Roberto Luongo was still the starter last year when Schneider was riding a hot hand.
All that’s really happening right now is that Luongo is increasing his trade value.
Oh, and Ryan Kesler took part in his first practice yesterday.
Things are looking up.
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from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,
Following Friday night’s game, Luongo sat fifth in the NHL with a 1.46 goals-against average and fourth with a .944 save percentage which, considering his Canucks career, isn’t that unusual. But unless you’ve been on a probe in deep space for the last 10 months, you may be aware the circumstances around those numbers have been...
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Headline: Canucks Invade Edmonton With 1st Place on the Line
The Vancouver Canucks head Northeast on Monday night to take on one of their threats in the Northwest Division of the NHL. The Canucks enter Monday’s contest having won 2 straight games while the young Oilers return home after losing two of three games on the road, and having played their worst game...
The Edmonton Oilers served notice in their season opener that they probably won't be pushovers against the Vancouver Canucks this season.
Already with a rare victory over Roberto Luongo, the Oilers look for more success against the Canucks in Monday night's rematch at Rexall Place.
Edmonton (4-3-1) took only one of six 2011-12 meetings against Vancouver, but got off to...
Guess what everyone?
Thomas goes crazy and builds a bunker? It's all Tuukka's fault.
J.F.K wasn't wearing a helmet? Tuukka's fault.
Roberto Luongo's tires deflated? Tuukka's fault.
Tom Brady blows against the Ravens? Tuukka' fault.
U.S. recession? Tuukka's fault.
NEW YORK (February 4, 2013) -- Buffalo Sabres left wing Thomas Vanek, Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz and Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending Feb. 3. Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"