Found April 06, 2012 on NorthWest Sports Beat:
Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames Thursday night? The playoff-bound Vancouver Canucks are still fighting for first in the Western Conference, the Presidents' Trophy and home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. The loss cost the Canucks a chance to pass the New York Rangers for the lead in the overall standings. Mike Cammalleri and Curtis Glencross scored. Cory Schneider lost, Miikka Kiprusoff got the win.

Zack Kassian 'day-to-day' 'upper body'

Sometime during the game against the Ducks, rookie forward Zack Kassian picked up an unspecified upper body injury and left the game. The Canucks are in playoff mode now so info is limited other than Kassian will not play tonight and Byron Bitz has been promoted from Chicago. Does this hinder the Vancouver Canucks? The big winger has just three points since coming over from Buffalo.

Schneider: Canucks should start Luongo in playoffs

Cory Schneider isn't interested in any goaltending controversy. In fact, the Vancouver Canucks netminder told The Province that the team should start Roberto Luongo in the playoffs. "He’s the guy who got us to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals last year, not me,” Schneider said of Luongo. “He’s clearly earned the right to (start the playoffs), both through his performance...

Canucks playoff scenarios - possible opponents

Have you stopped by the NWSB Canucks forum tonight hoping for some clarification on who the Canucks might play starting next week in Round 1 of the NHL Playoffs? Not sure I can help. I'll take a shot. If on Saturday night the Canucks grab one single solitary point they'll end up 1st in the West and play the loser of the Sharks vs. Kings matchup, which is also on Saturday...

Canucks vs. Calgary Flames betting odds & handicapping preview – April 6

Canucks hit the road! 8 in a row? The Vancouver Canucks play their last road game of the 2012 Regular Season on Thursday night when they travel to take the down and out Calgary Flames. Despite the absence of Daniel Sedin, all the talk of a Vancouver late-season slump has all but been erased by seven straight wins and a legitimate shot at the President’s trophy for the second year...

Game 82: Oilers vs. Canucks: Takin’ Care of Business

Doing What it Takes… What happened Thursday night in Calgary was simply put, a letdown. It was predictable and forgivable. After all, the Vancouver Canucks still have a pretty good shot at 1st in the West, not to mention the President’s Trophy. In this preview for the final game of the regular season, we’ll take a look at what scenarios have to play out if the Canucks want...

Hockey Tights in Canada

You’ve got to hand it to the Vancouver Canucks Green Men. Is there another team mascot(s) in sports that embodies the energy of its fans combined with everything you fear about participatory theater? via TO posted by Dave from var conf_38696 = { APIKey: '2_N1YlfjHIEAtyRAK3CAYRE5a1aBuANuMOCLc_7hsOQ13HnwCrW_u-6OuDhjC7vR06 ', lang : 'en...

Canucks Gameday: vs Flames

Two more exhibition games and then the real games start.

Flames snap Canucks' 7-game winning streak

Michael Cammalleri scored twice in the third period and Miikka Kiprusoff turned aside 32 shots as the Calgary Flames ended the Vancouver Canucks' season-high seven-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory. Curtis Glencross also tallied in the final period and Akim Aliu secured his first career NHL point for the Flames, who won for just the second time in 10 games (2-4-4). Alex...

Canucks-Flames Preview

The Vancouver Canucks don't appear to need much help in their drive for another top seed in the Western Conference playoffs, but their schedule may have provided some. The red-hot Canucks will face two more eliminated teams in their final two games, the first of those against the Flames at Calgary on Thursday night. Vancouver has surged to the top of the conference standings...

Oilers-Canucks Preview

There's plenty of uncertainty still surrounding the Vancouver Canucks, from the health of their leading goal scorer to the identity of their first-round playoff opponent to exactly what they'll have an opportunity to clinch Saturday night. They can, however, secure the top seed in the Western Conference - if they don't have it already - as they close the regular season...

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Schneider and Canucks hold on for shootout win

CON-Tro-Vers-Y The Anaheim Ducks took advantage of a drowsy home team for the opening half of the hockey game Monday but let a two-goal lead slip, losing 5-4 in a shootout to Cory Schneider and the Vancouver Canucks. The Hat Trick Henrik’s Helpers Henrik Sedin notched a pair of assists on Monday including a highlight reel dangle and subsequent set up to Alex Burrows for Vancouver’s...

Ducks-Flames Preview

The Calgary Flames returned home to many disappointed fans in their last game but left them with something to cheer. A repeat performance in their season finale could prove difficult if their recent efforts against the Anaheim Ducks are any indication. The Flames try to avoid a seventh loss in eight meetings with the visiting Ducks as both teams close their schedules Saturday....
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