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Vancouver's Chris Higgins looks to sister, Special Olympians for inspiration

Any time Chris Higgins needs motivation while recovering from a broken foot suffered in training camp, he does not have to look far. Higgins' older sister, Jeanne, was once told she would never walk but ended up becoming a Special Olympics swimmer."My sister is testament to the fact that it’s only in your head — you can push through it and there are no limits for the kids," Higgins...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks need a trade to keep up

Trade winds are blowing as days end and March 2 creeps closer. Alex Burrows, Zack Kassian, Chris Higgins and Alex Edler are some names being thrown around right now by reporters, annalists and yes some general managers as well. But what’s the instigator of the desire by fans for a trade? The Vancouver Canucks have […] The post Vancouver Canucks need a trade to keep up appeared...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Higgins gets SO winner as Canucks beat Oilers, 5-4

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Chris Higgins scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Vancouver Canucks a 5-4 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night. Higgins beat Viktor Fasth with a quick shot in the third round before Canucks goalie Ryan Miller stopped Benoit Pouliot on Edmonton's final chance. Henrik Sedin and Radim Vrbata each had a goal and an assist for Vancouver...
Via Associated Press
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL referee helmet cameras make regular season debut (VIDEO)

If you've ever wanted to get a center ice view of an NHL game, but never had an opportunity to lace 'em up, here's your chance to see what you've been missing. For some games this season, the NHL, partnering with GoPro, will mount cameras on the zebras' helmets for various match-ups this season.For the league's opening night, officials wore cameras on their helmets for the...
Via The Other Paper
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks-Flames open game with line brawl; combine for 142 PIMS – 2 seconds into game

The annual Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada event on CBC finished with quite the doozy of a game in Vancouver. Flames coach Bob Hartley opened the game with his enforcers which forced Canucks coach (and resident hot head) John Tortorella to counter with his bruisers. A brawl that included everyone on the ice (minus the goalies) would ensue and a combined 142 PIMS between the two squads...
Via Fight Booth
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

After fight-filled start, Canucks win in shootout

Chris Higgins scored in the fifth round of the shootout of a game marked by a nasty line brawl off the opening faceoff and the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Saturday night. Higgins beat Flames goalie Karri Ramo through the five-hole as Vancouver snapped a three-game losing streak. All 10 skaters on the ice dropped their gloves 2 seconds into the first period...
Via Associated Press
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday Skate: Canucks take to the road for battle with Wild

On The Road Again Canucks gameday links: NWSB Matchup Insight | NWSB Preview + Prediction After closing out an undefeated five-game home stand the Vancouver Canucks will take to the road to face the Minnesota Wild tonight at the Xcel Energy Center. The Wild are one of the NHL’s best one home ice however Ryan Suter and company will have to prove their worth tonight against one...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Higgins scores in overtime as Canucks top Coyotes

Chris Higgins scored at 3:41 of overtime to give the Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday night. Vancouver squeaked out the win after squandering a 2-0 lead in the final 10 minutes of regulation The Canucks earned their fourth win in five games while the Coyotes suffered their third loss in four outings. Higgins scored after he kicked the puck away...
Via Associated Press
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

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