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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6 days ago
It's only Thursday, but already this has been one wacky week for the Vancouver Canucks. And after Wednesday, things will probably get wackier still – at least until the National Hockey League trading deadline next week.
One day after the Canucks' American coach, John Tortorella, issued an unsolicited, two-minute apology for saying four days earlier he hoped Sweden would...
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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7 days ago
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...
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
Slovenia 4, Austria...
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...
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.
On the winner, Bieksa chipped...
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January 26, 2014
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...
The Vancouver Canucks have reached the desperation stage in their search for offensive help. We know this because they took a look at 900-year-old Vinny Prospal.Alas, the Prospal comeback lasted exactly one practice with the Utica Comets. He returned home to be with his family and apologized to the Canucks for putting them out.So the search continues for the struggling Canucks. “We...
((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......
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
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The Canucks are back and on the road after a stellar home stand where they went 5-0 and gained some traction in the Western Conference standings. How will the Canucks respond to playing in Minnesota after an epic battle with the much beloved Boston Bruins? Read on to find out:
Wow. That’s all I can really say. Rarely does a game actually...
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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.
The Canucks kicked off their road trip with a decisive win against their Heritage Classic...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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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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.
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.
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...
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...
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