Bolts’ surge continues with win over Canucks

The Lightning are starting to steady the ship. It’s not back to the proper level, but it’s getting there. Tampa Bay built up a nice cushion, then survived a late Vancouver rally before holding on for a 4-3 victory. Ondrej Palat and Steven Stamkos each had a goal and an assist while Valtteri Filppula and Tom Pyatt also scored. Ben Bishop finished with 25 saves for his 32nd...
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Carol Schram: Vancouver Canuks Games Review: Texas Slaughter, Post Deadline Fallout

Thursday March 6: Dallas Stars 6 - Vancouver Canucks 1 How was Thursday night's game in Dallas? Let's give the summary to Jannik Hansen: Jannik Hansen: “We've had bad games in the past, but nothing like this. There's disbelief that we could play like this.”— Iain MacIntyre (@imacVanSun) March 7, 2014 If, for some reason, you'd like to watch...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars trample disorganized Canucks, 6-1

In one of the most embarrassing performances by the Canucks since their chaotic, dark age of the late 1990s, Vancouver looked disheartened and disorganized while losing 6-1 Thursday to the Dallas Stars in a game that was supposed to mean something. Maybe it did. Maybe it means that both Canuck coach John Tortorella and general manager Mike Gillis are powerless to stop the team&...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild-Canucks Preview

It appears all the Vancouver Canucks needed was a few weeks off to regroup. The Minnesota Wild didn't miss a beat during the layoff. Ryan Kesler could be back as the Canucks try to build on their first win in a month Friday night against the visiting Wild. After dropping its final seven games before the Olympic break, Vancouver (28-24-9) pulled out a 1-0 win over St. Louis...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Hansen scores as Canucks blank Blues 1-0

Jannik Hansen scored the game's only goal and Eddie Lack made 20 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Vancouver Canucks blanked the St. Louis Blues 1-0 in the first post-Olympic game for both teams Wednesday night. The Canucks ended their losing streak at seven games while moving into sole possession of eighth place in the Western Conference. The Blues dropped their...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks edge Blues 1-0 despite Halak's best efforts

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Jannik Hansen scored the game's only goal and Eddie Lack made 20 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Vancouver Canucks blanked the St. Louis Blues 1-0 in the first post-Olympic game for both teams Wednesday night. The Canucks ended their losing streak at seven games while moving into sole possession of eighth place in the Western Conference...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 2/19/14

We're back with some playoff Olympic hockey.. Of course, all scores are for Tuesday, Sochi time. The Top Line Canada defeated Latvia, despite a much tighter than expected game. ESPN, The Sporting News, TSN, CBC Across the street, The American's knocked off the Czech Republic, NBC, Yahoo, Sports Illustrted, NHL.com   Scoreboard Slovenia 4, Austria...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

There's hope for the Canucks, but it only comes via trade

Such is the rapid and massive decay in the fortunes of the Vancouver Canucks these days that another road loss can seem like a surprising step forward. Going into Tuesday night’s game for Canuck fans was akin to attending a funeral marked with all sorts of negative emotions. But when the Canucks finally got on the ice, they actually had some energy to go along with their regained...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes fall to Canucks on Bieksa's OT goal

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Kevin Bieksa scored his second goal of the game at 2:15 of overtime, lifting the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-4 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday night. Zac Dalpe and Chris Higgins each had goal and an assist for Vancouver, while Jannik Hansen also scored. Bieksa also had an assist and Roberto Luongo, shaky at times, made 29 saves for the Canucks...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks Win 8th Straight, Canucks 9-1 Loss Is Worst Ever

((HT: Sportsnet))There really isn't a whole lot to say...Vancouver was gawd awful and the game degraded completely in a hurry...Here's the highlights... And the fights in the third that gave the Canucks 58 minutes of penalties in the period... Tom Sestito, Jannik Hansen and Zack Kassian all got misconduct penalties with 7:11 to play. Kevin Bieksa wasn't far behind......
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Lack makes 18 saves as Canucks blank Flames 2-0

Jannik Hansen scored the winning goal, and rookie goalie Eddie Lack made 18 saves to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 2-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night. Vancouver took the lead in the final minute of the first period on a terrific breakaway pass from Henrik Sedin and an even better finish by the speedy Hansen. With the puck inside his blue line, Sedin spotted Hansen...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks vs Rangers Game Preview – November 30, 2013

Image courtesy of The Province The Canucks are back and looking to continue their roll against the Eastern Conference. Will Alain Vigneault and the Rangers have anything to say about that? Or will they just keep reminding us of that time they ruined our dreams? Read on to find out. Last Game: The Canucks kicked off their road trip with a decisive win against their Heritage Classic...
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November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Where do the Vancouver Canucks go from here?

Class of 2011 forever! Well, that homestand was a let down. As the memories of that long road trip and the dominance of the Sedin/Kesler line fade, the Vancouver Canucks are stuck in a rut of playing well, but not good enough to win. It’s a familiar feeling over the past few years. They’re in tough. We figured they might be over the summer, with realignment and regression playing...
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November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks suffer 'worst game of year' in SO loss to Panthers

First, the positives. The Vancouver Canucks actually scored two goals Tuesday. Unfortunately, there really wasn’t anything else good to take out of this game, except for maybe the one point they got for their lethargic 3-2 shootout loss to the Florida Panthers at Rogers Arena. The Canucks had a horrible start and finished badly as they dropped their fifth straight game, this...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks: deal or no deal?

As the Vancouver Canucks offence has shriveled up and gone AWOL there has been mounting pressure on Mike Gillis to make a deal; from both the “pretend” and real media alike, and even more so from the fans. The preferred target of any deal would of course be an impact forward that could play in Vancouver’s top six or if they can’t land that, a third line center. There are...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Carol Schram: Vancouver Canucks: Lack, Sedin Discipline and What's On Your Mind

The Vancouver Canucks will practice today at Rogers Arena to prepare for Sunday's 5:00 matchup with the Dallas Stars. Vancouver will be looking to snap a three-game winless streak on the second game of its six-game homestand. Both Jannik Hansen and Dale Weise are said to be close to returning. Though Hansen wasn't exactly tearing it up before his injury, his speed and...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Depth is a league-wide problem, not just for Canucks

You would be inclined to look at the lineup the Vancouver Canucks put out at Rogers Arena Monday night and point out the obvious, which is to say there is absolutely no depth on this team. And you'd most certainly be accurate. Sure they have some of their top nine forwards out of the lineup in Jannik Hansen, David Booth and perhaps even Jordan Schroeder, but even with all hands...
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October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks Update: Schroeder, Hansen, Weise, Booth out for weeks

Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella provided several updates after the team’s morning skate today. It’s not looking very good for the team as several players will be out for many weeks. He provided updates for Jordan Schroeder, Jannik Hansen, Dale Weise, and David Booth. “Schroeder is out for two months and will likely require a pin in his ankle”, said Tortorella...
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October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Battered Canucks beat Blues 3-2 in OT

The Vancouver Canucks limped here with a team held together by gum, duct tape and Darren Archibald. They left with a win, their best road trip in history and a thriving Ryan Kesler. Not bad at all. With an injury list that included Alex Burrows, Jordan Schroeder, Jannik Hansen and David Booth, and with Eddie Lack starting, the Canucks beat the Blues in 3-2 overtime when Kesler...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Might be nice to have Bo Horvat around now

With the Vancouver Canucks seemingly short of quality forwards — given the injuries to Alex Burrows Jannik Hansen and the man who likely would have been the replacement for anyone injured in Niklas Jensen — you have to wonder whether they ever think about their decision to send Bo Horvat back to junior so quickly. And you wonder particularly because of the early success enjoyed...
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October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks vs Devils Game Preview – October 24, 2013

Courtesy Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Vancouver Canucks are on the home stretch of their 7 game eastern swing with a rematch vs the New Jersey Devils. Roberto Luongo vs Cory Schneider backstory aside, this is an important game in that a Canucks win secures a successful road trip. Travel won’t be an issue as the Canucks played in Long Island the game before. Last Game The Canucks...
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October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks defeat Islanders 5-4 in overtime, lose Jannik Hansen to injury

David Booth was a healthy scratch fellow winger Jannik Hansen got injured and the Vancouver Canucks managed to get back on the winning track Tuesday night. Brad Richardson scored at 2:16 of overtime to give the Canucks a 5-4 win over the New York Islanders. New York centre Frans Nielsen had forced overtime when he scored on a rebound with 1:12 left in the third period. Long Island...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

10 Games In…The 2013 Vancouver Canucks

The Tort Report After a long summer of anticipation and a training camp full of promises, we’re finally at a point where we’re able to get an initial impression of the John Tortorella era in Vancouver. After 10 games, the Vancouver Canucks are 5-4-1, which is good enough for fifth in the Pacific. It’s not a great start, as they’re out of the playoffs currently; but it’s...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 3: Vancouver 5, Calgary 4 Game Rewind

Saddlehome Vancouver 5, Calgary 4 Mike Santorelli scored his second goal of the game 3:17 into OT as Vancouver completed a weekend sweep Albertan. David Booth, Jannik Hansen and Dale Weise also tallied and rookie Eddie Lack made 32 saves in his NHL debut for the Canucks. ICYMI. Canucks RW Zack Kassian served the sixth game of his eight-game suspension. When: 8:00 PM ET, Sunday...
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October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks pound Oilers

The Vancouver Canucks' new offensive game plan was too much for the Edmonton Oilers. Fast, aggressive forecheck and relentless puck pressure in all three zones are hallmarks of new coach John Tortorella, and it was all on display on Saturday. Dan Hamhuis and Jannik Hansen scored 18 seconds apart late in the first period and the Canucks cruised to a 6-2 victory over the Oilers...
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October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

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