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Canucks-Stars Preview

The Vancouver Canucks opened with three wins over the bottom teams in the Western Conference from a season ago. Their first game against a playoff club didn't go quite as well. The Canucks head out on a three-game road trip against teams fresh off postseason appearances, beginning Tuesday night against the Dallas Stars. After winning in Calgary and beating Edmonton twice, the...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Canucks assign center Bo Horvat to AHL Utica

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) The Vancouver Canucks have assigned center Bo Horvat to the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League on a conditioning assignment. Horvat, 19, had one goal in five preseason games with the Canucks. Last season he appeared in 54 games for the Ontario Hockey League's London Knights. He had a career-high 74 points (30 goals, 44 assists) and 36...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks: First non-sellout since '02

The Vancouver Canucks' sellout streak ended at 474 games Saturday night with a less-than-capacity crowd at Rogers Arena in a 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The last time the Canucks didn't play in front of a full house at home was on Nov. 12, 2002, when they beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3. The sellout streak began two days later in a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flaws In Vancouver’s Game

from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province, While the television folks pontificating from Toronto were all exercised over the selection of Eddie Lack over Ryan Miller as the starting goalie for coach Willie Desjardins, this first kick in the stones from the reality of life in the real NHL illustrated a number of real issues with which the Canucks must deal. First and...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks Clicking Early

#456885212 / gettyimages.com There may not have been a team more eager to start this season then the Vancouver Canucks. Last season was a collective failure for Vancouver as they missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Team management brought in a new head coach in Willie Desjardins as well as a new general manager in Jim Benning. With their coaching staff in place, the...
Via Beyond The Benches
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos scores twice, Lightning take down Canucks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Steven Stamkos scored two goals and added an assist, and Ben Bishop made 30 saves as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Vancouver 4-2 on Saturday night and hand the Canucks their first loss of the season. Ryan Callahan added a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay (3-1-1), and Alex Killhorn also scored. Ondrej Palat had two assists. Chris Higgins and Alexander...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stamkos scores 2, Lightning top Canucks 4-2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Steven Stamkos scored two goals and added an assist, and Ben Bishop made 30 saves as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Vancouver 4-2 on Saturday night and hand the Canucks their first loss of the season. Ryan Callahan added a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay (3-1-1), and Alex Killhorn also scored. Ondrej Palat had two assists. Chris Higgins and Alexander...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos scores twice, Lightning take down Canucks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Steven Stamkos scored two goals and added an assist, and Ben Bishop made 30 saves as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Vancouver 4-2 on Saturday night and hand the Canucks their first loss of the season. Ryan Callahan added a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay (3-1-1), and Alex Killhorn also scored. Ondrej Palat had two assists. Chris Higgins and Alexander...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks' sellout streak ends vs. Lightning at 474 games

  The Vancouver Canucks' sellout streak ended at 474 games Saturday night with a less-than-capacity crowd at Rogers Arena for a game against Tampa Bay. The last time the Canucks didn't play in front of a full house at home was on Nov. 12, 2002, when they beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3.
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks' sellout streak ends at 474

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) The Vancouver Canucks' sellout streak ended at 474 games Saturday night with a less-than-capacity crowd at Rogers Arena for a game against Tampa Bay. The last time the Canucks didn't play in front of a full house at home was on Nov. 12, 2002, when they beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3.
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning at Vancouver Canucks game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: 9:30 p.m. It appeared the Vancouver Canucks were heading into a rebuilding year after firing their general manager and outspoken former coach while making significant changes to a roster that missed the playoffs last season. Those moves appear to be paying off. Vancouver can open a season with four straight victories for the first time in 22 years by beating...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning at Vancouver Canucks game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: 9:30 p.m. It appeared the Vancouver Canucks were heading into a rebuilding year after firing their general manager and outspoken former coach while making significant changes to a roster that missed the playoffs last season. Those moves appear to be paying off. Vancouver can open a season with four straight victories for the first time in 22 years by beating...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks 2 Oilers 0: Ryan Miller makes 28 saves for 30th career shutout

Many of the Canucks showed up creaking with rust after five days without a game. But not Ryan Miller. The Canucks goaltender was excellent from the opening face-off and had the answer to every Oiler shot attempt, stopping all 28 to record his 30th career shutout and first as a Canuck. Miller kept a very desperate Oilers team at bay long enough for the Canucks to solve their much...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stewart overcomes childhood deafness

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Before this year's NHL draft, Mackenze Stewart was just hoping to get a tryout with a club, thinking it unlikely that his name would be called. But Stewart's determination to overcome being born deaf convinced the Vancouver Canucks to take a chance on him in his second and final year of draft eligibility. The Canucks chose him with their...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning-Canucks Preview

It appeared the Vancouver Canucks were heading into a rebuilding year after firing their general manager and outspoken former coach while making significant changes to a roster that missed the playoffs last season. Those moves appear to be paying off. Vancouver can open a season with four straight victories for the first time in 22 years by beating the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks' Miller stops 28 shots to shut out winless Oilers

  Ryan Miller made 28 saves to record his 30th career shutout as the Vancouver Canucks beat the struggling Edmonton Oilers 2-0 on Friday night. Radim Vrbata and Daniel Sedin scored for the Canucks, who got their season-opening third straight win. Miller improved to 9-0 in his career against Edmonton. The Oilers are winless in five games (0-4-1) for their worst start in franchise...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miller gets 30th shutout, Canucks beat Oilers 2-0

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Ryan Miller made 28 saves to record his 30th career shutout as the Vancouver Canucks beat the struggling Edmonton Oilers 2-0 on Friday night. Radim Vrbata and Daniel Sedin scored for the Canucks, who got their season-opening third straight win. Miller improved to 9-0 in his career against Edmonton. The Oilers are winless in five games (0-4-1) for their worst...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks' Henrik Sedin gives stick to young fan struck by puck

A rough night for a young Canucks fan was made a little better thanks to Vancouver center Henrik Sedin.  The fan -- sporting a Canucks jersey during a match with the Oilers in Edmonton -- was struck by a puck late in the second period, and appeared to be bleeding as he was escorted from the arena to be treated.  Canucks players took notice of the fan's injury, and Sedin stepped...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks sellout streak to end at 474 games

The home sellout streak for the Vancouver Canucks is about to end. The Canucks anticipate their streak will officially end when the club hosts the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, October 18th. The streak, which began in 2002, will conclude after an incredible 474 games. Recognizing the streak’s days were numbered, the Canucks Tweeted out a fun graphic paying tribute to all of...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks sellout streak to end at 474 games

The home sellout streak for the Vancouver Canucks is about to end. The Canucks anticipate their streak will officially end when the club hosts the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, October 18th. The streak, which began in 2002, will conclude after an incredible 474 games. Recognizing the streak’s days were numbered, the Canucks Tweeted out a fun graphic paying tribute to all of...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis still working on approach

There was a time, even after he made the National Hockey League, when cerebral Dan Hamhuis regularly displayed his rock-em-sock-em side. He grew up in Smithers as a shift disturber, a defenceman who hit every player he could in minor hockey. He brought that physical game to the Western Hockey League and averaged 133 penalty minutes and five fights his final three seasons with the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks-Oilers Preview

A wild victory over the Edmonton Oilers has the Vancouver Canucks on the brink of their best start in 15 years. The Canucks look to improve to 3-0-0 on Friday night when they visit the Oilers, who are trying to avoid opening with five straight losses for the first time in franchise history. Daniel Sedin had three assists and Henrik Sedin and Radim Vrbata each added one with a goal...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks Injury Update: Bo Horvat practices with the team for first time since shoulder injury

It looks as though the Vancouver Canucks 2013 first round pick could be making his regular season debut soon. According to NBCSports ProHockeyTalk, Canucks center Bo Horvat will be available to head coach Willie Desjardins if needed after practicing with the team for the first time since suffering a shoulder injury.#181640967 / gettyimages.comHorvat has recovered from a shoulder...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

No More “Dread” In Vancouver

from Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province, The team looks more skilled, though it does appears to be lacking speed and size. No one will have any grasp on what that equation really means until the Canucks return from their three-game road trip which ends in Denver next week. You see, it’s been 10 years since back-to-back Ws against Alberta teams meant, well, anything...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video- Perhaps Another Example Why There Should Be A Coach’s Challenge

from Kerry Fraser of TSN, The distinct and deliberate action demonstrated by Alexandre Burrows to play the puck with his hand constitutes a violation of rule 79.1 (Hand Pass). Play should have been immediately stopped once Dan Hamhuis gained puck possession following the redirect off the glove of Burrows.  No goal should have resulted on this play. continued and watch the...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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