Defenceman Kevin Bieksa says Canucks playing for pride

Leave it to Kevin Bieksa to put things into perspective. In good times and in bad, the veteran defenceman has always been a go-to guy for a thoughtful quote or two. And with these being particularly bad times for the Vancouver Canucks, Bieksa once again did not disappoint. He is as angry and disappointed as anyone about this train wreck of a season, but Bieksa also reminded everyone...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Banged-up Bieksa expects to play as desperate Canucks face Ducks

The Phoenix Coyotes and Dallas Stars are winning games, which leaves the Vancouver Canucks with no option than to keep winning themselves and hope, somehow, the Coyotes and Stars suddenly careen over a cliff. That is all the Canucks can cling to as their playoff hopes dwindle by the day. When they step on the ice tonight at Rogers Arena to face the mighty Anaheim Ducks, they will...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks recall Corrado after Bieksa injured versus Avs

The Vancouver Canucks have recalled defenceman Frank Corrado from AHL Utica — a move that suggests veteran defender Kevin Bieksa is questionable for Saturday’s game versus Anaheim after suffering an apparent lower-body injury last night versus Colorado.
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Carol Schram: Vancouver Canucks Game Review: 2 Pts from Panthers / Game Day vs. Lightning

Sunday March 16: Vancouver Canucks 4 - Florida Panthers 3 (shootout) Is Nicklas Jensen going to single-handedly save some jobs in Vancouver? The rookie did it all as the Canucks beat Florida on Sunday afternoon. Here are your highlights: It wasn't a pretty game, but it had some special moments. Kevin Bieksa's game-saving soccer-style skate stop on the goal line...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks Defenseman Kevin Bieksa Makes Incredible Kick Save To Deny A Goal

The Vancouver Canucks seem determined to trade anyone who shows any potential in between the pipes lately, so Kevin Bieksa should probably start packing his bags after what he pulled off yesterday. The Vancouver defenseman made an awesome kick save right in front of the goal line to stop a puck in mid-air and prevent a sure goal for the Panthers halfway through the third period during...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks’ Kevin Bieksa makes amazing kick save

The Canucks had a 3-2 lead midway through the 3rd period on Sunday against the Florida Panthers when defenseman Kevin Bieksa came through with this awesome mid-air kick save. The Canucks ended up defeating the Panthers 4-3 in a shootout, ruining Roberto Luongo’s shot at redemption against his old team. [Eye on Hockey] The post Canucks’ Kevin Bieksa makes amazing kick save appeared...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Bieksa bails goalie out with kick save

Roberto Luongo and Eddie Lack squared off between the pipes Sunday afternoon, but it was Vancouver Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa who came away with the best save of the game. The former Canucks netminder, who was recently dealt to the Panthers, faced Lack and his former team in Florida and Bieksa reminded his ex-teammate of the defense he’s missing out on. With the Canucks clinging...
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks Rumor: Rock bottom is a moving target

After an embarrassing loss in Dallas, after the trade deadline, Kevin Bieksa told reporters that that game was rock bottom for the club, but it seems that rock bottom is a moving target, after the Canucks performance in the third period of last nights game against the New York Islanders.The Canucks entered t he third period with a three goal lead, and would surrender seven goals...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Eddie Lack, Kevin Bieksa Tweet Support For Canucks Teammate Ryan Kesler (Photos)

The NHL trade deadline passed Wednesday, and while plenty of star players changed teams, the biggest name rumored to be available stayed put. Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler, who reportedly requested a trade, was not dealt despite a number of teams expressing interest in acquiring him. Two of Kesler’s Canucks teammates, goaltender Eddie Lack and defenseman Kevin Bieksa, are...
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Vancouver Canucks Sliding Downward

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, The Canucks ticked off seven straight losses to stagger into the Olympic break. They are in 10th place in the Western Conference, 1 point behind No. 8 Dallas. The Canucks might have to get familiar with this type of gear-grinding. Injuries have rocked the Canucks. The pre-break limpers included Henrik Sedin, Kevin Bieksa, Dan Hamhuis...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks C Santorelli has shoulder surgery

Defenseman Kevin Bieksa will miss Vancouver's five-game road trip leading into the Olympic break, adding another name to a long list of injuries for the Canucks. The team also announced Thursday that center Mike Santorelli is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum. Bieksa played 23 minutes in Vancouver's 5-2 loss...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Bieksa (undisclosed) won’t travel with Canucks on five-game trip

Not much is going right in Vancouver at the moment. Losers in three of their last four and already without the services of captain Henrik Sedin, forward Mike Santorelli and defenseman Chris Tanev, the Canucks announced on Thursday that veteran blueliner Kevin Bieksa is dealing with an undisclosed injury, and wouldn’t travel on the team’s upcoming five-game road swing. Bieksa...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Bieksa Out At Least Through The Olympic Break

via TSN, The Vancouver Canucks will be without defenceman Kevin Bieksa for at least the next five games with an undisclosed injury. Canucks acting head coach Mike Sullivan said the 32-year-old won't be going with the team on their upcoming road trip meaning he's out until at least after the Olympic break. The eight-year veteran has three points in his last three...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Carol Schram: Vancouver Canucks Game Review & Game Day vs. Edmonton, Sniffing at Sixth

Sunday January 26: Vancouver Canucks 5 - Phoenix Coyotes 4 (OT) The Vancouver Canucks were their own worst enemies on Sunday at Rogers Arena, but Kevin Bieksa's overtime goal sealed the win for the home team. Here are your highlights: Just 10 days ago, these same two teams battled to a 1-0 conclusion down in the desert. On Sunday, there were goals galore—and the...
Via HockeyBuzz
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily Diehard: Desean Jackson flea-flicker TD, Girl in cape rushes on Pro Bowl field, Kevin Bieksa scores OT winner while falling, Jessica Alba

Desean Jackson caught a 36-yard touchdown off this flea-flicker from Andrew Luck: A girl in a cape hopped on the field to celebrate this touchdown during the Pro Bowl: Kevin Bieksa scored the game-winner in overtime against Phoenix while falling down: Carey Price took a shot right in the nuts during the Canadiens-Capitals game: Diehard Beauty: Jessica Alba The post Daily Diehard...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

James Tanner: Vermette Scores Hat Trick With One Shot on Goal - Coyotes Lose

It was a wild game last night in Vancouver. The Coyotes overcame two two goal deficits to tie the game at four in the third, only to lose in overtime. The game was scoreless in the first until a Kevin Bieksa floater eluded Mike Smith on a goal he probably should have had. Then, less than a minute later, Vancouver struck again when Coyotes defenseman David Schlemko inexplicably...
Via HockeyBuzz
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bieksa's OT goal lifts Canucks past Coyotes

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  |  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

Bob Hartley fined $25,000 for role in Flames-Canucks line brawl

Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley was fined $25,000 by the NHL on Monday for his role in the line brawl that opened Saturday night's game against the Vancouver Canucks. NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations, Colin Campbell said on the ruling: "We are holding Mr. Hartley responsible for the actions of Flames' right wing Kevin Westgarth, who took the...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Nice Start To The Calgary/Vancouver Game

Puck drops, then.... 00:02 Calgary Ladislav Smid: 5 minutes, fighting 00:02 Vancouver Kevin Bieksa: 5 minutes, fighting 00:02 Calgary Brian Mcgrattan: 5 minutes, fighting 00:02 Vancouver Tom Sestito: 5 minutes, fighting 00:02 Calgary Blair Jones: 5 minutes, fighting 00:02 Vancouver Dale Weise: 5 minutes, fighting 00:02 Calgary Chris Butler: 5 minutes, fighting 00:02 Vancouver...
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January 18, 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

Canucks vs Penguins Game Preview – January 7, 2014

Image Courtesy: The Vancouver Canucks play the Pittsburgh Penguins in a Tuesday night 7:00pm PST game at Rogers Arena. The game will mark the first time Sidney Crosby has played on Vancouver ice since the 2010 Olympics. The Canucks will be looking to avenge an October 19, 2013 4-3 shootout loss vs the Penguins and, more importantly, will be trying to get their...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks send Bruins into hibernation with 6-2 triumph

The Vancouver Canucks can never win back the Stanley Cup they lost to the Boston Bruins in 2011, but at least they can enjoy a two-game winning streak over the big, bad bears from Beantown. Playing their most inspired hockey of the season, the Canucks trounced Boston 6-2 Saturday night for their seventh straight victory and a perfect 5-0-0 homestand. The two points were obviously...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Bieksa Punts Brian Boyle’s Helmet Across Ice After Some Fisticuffs to Cap Off Third Period (Video)

Perhaps John Tortorella‘s game plan was slightly misunderstood by his team. The Canucks head coach returned to Madison Square Garden for the first time on Saturday night, but there was no sense of nostalgia clouding Tort’s clear vision of what he wanted to accomplish in New York. Tortorella wanted to “kick their [butt]” and skedaddle, but perhaps Kevin Bieksa heard that he...
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Brian Boyle is having a rough weekend

Following a 5-2 drubbing via the hands of the New York Rangers, veteran Vancouver D-Man Kevin Bieksa decided he’d get the last laugh by beating up New York Rangers punching bag Brian Boyle. This would be the second night in a row that Boyle would find himself on the wrong end of a scrap. Just 24 hours or so ago in Boston, Boyle would succumb to the power of 6 foot 9 in heavyweight Zdeno...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

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