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Stars-Canucks Preview

A strong second half has the Vancouver Canucks primed to rejoin the postseason, but the ultra-competitive Western Conference won't afford them any comfort the rest of the way. With a slight cushion in the playoff race, the Canucks face off Saturday night with the Dallas Stars, whose desperate late-season push suffered a near-fatal hit their last time out. Vancouver (43-27-4) has...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks – Injury Report

View image | The Vancouver Canucks have been playing their hardest to win games recently with several of their top players on the IR list. Since February, they’ve been missing quite a few of their key players. Such as Alex Burrows (RW), Chris Higgins (LW), Kevin Bieksa (D), and Ryan Miller (G). Alex Burrows, who missed two games with an upper body injury in...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Goal of the Night: Oliver Ekman-Larsson

We’re going coast-to-coast! Ok, well we aren’t, but Oliver Ekman-Larsson did! Sunday night against the Vancouver Canucks, Ekman-Larsson took the puck the whole length of the ice on an outstanding individual effort to put one behind Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom and tie the score at 1. Watch Ekman-Larsson go! The post Goal of the Night: Oliver Ekman-Larsson appeared first on...
Via Beyond The Benches
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets try to end woes vs. Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks are hoping a healthy and rested Alexandre Burrows can make a difference in the tight Western Conference playoff race. Keeping him on their top line could be the key. Burrows will look to build on one of his best performances of the season Thursday night when the Canucks try to continue their dominance of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Vancouver (40-25-4) is second...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bro, Your Face Sprung A Leak

  You really have to give Dan Hamhuis of the Vancouver Canucks credit for this brawl last night with Jakub Voracek. It would’ve been acceptable for Dan to go down once the blood started blasting into his visor after a wicked shot to the left side of his face. But that’s not how Dan rolls. A bloody visor isn’t going to stop Dan from landing a couple of nice bombs on the side...
Via Busted Coverage
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Canuck of the Irish: Flyers fall 4-1 in Vancouver

A pair of third-period goals by Alexandre Burrows, just 17 seconds apart, gave the Vancouver Canucks a 4-1 win Tuesday over the Flyers. Burrows' 13th tally of the season came at the 6:44 mark of the third period on a wrist shot from Daniel Sedin. Seconds later, the Canucks (40-25-4) found themselves on another rush, with Sedin setting Burrows up for his second two-goal game of...
Via Flyerdelphia
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 72 Preview: Road jaunt continues in Vancouver

Photo Courtesy of Kate Frese The Flyers continue their brief Canadian road swing, as they head to British Columbia to take on the Vancouver Canucks for the second time this season for some St. Patrick's Day pucks. Both teams previously met at Wells Fargo Center on Jan. 15 -- a 4-0 win for the Canucks. Ryan Miller turned away 30 shots, while Ray Emery was pulled for Rob Zepp after...
Via Flyerdelphia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dorsett's 3-point night helps Canucks get past Maple Leafs

  Derek Dorsett had a goal and two assists for the first three-point game of his career and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Saturday night. Chris Higgins, Jannik Hansen and Shawn Matthias, into an empty net, also scored for Vancouver, and Eddie Lack made 28 saves. Phil Kessel scorred for Toronto, and Jonathan Bernier made 31 saves. The Leafs were coming...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues erase three-goal deficit, but fall to Canucks in shootout

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Nick Bonino, Radim Vrbata and Chris Higgins scored in the shootout as the Vancouver Canucks recovered from blowing a three-goal lead for a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday night. Eddie Lack made 34 saves for Vancouver, while Shawn Matthias, Yannick Weber, Jannik Hansen, Henrik Sedin and Bonino each had goals in regulation. Ryan Reaves, Alex...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins fall to Vancouver 2-1

Ryan Stanton celebrates with his teammates as Vancouver got the 2-1 victory. Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty ImagesThe Bruins returned to the TD Garden after a lengthy road trip that ended well, but was mostly unsuccessful. They welcomed the team they started their road trip with, the Vancouver Canucks. In the first period, Boston wasted no time scoring first when Daniel Paille broke his...
Via BruinsLife
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Is The Only Canucks First-Round Draft Pick To Be Inducted Into Hockey Hall Of Fame?

The Vancouver Canucks pulled off a heist entering the 1999 NHL entry draft. Then-general manager Brian Burke did some wheeling and dealing to secure the Canucks two of the top three draft spots in the entire draft. Burke and the Canucks ultimately used those picks to select Daniel and Henrik Sedin, widely considered the top two prospects in the draft. Both...
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Shawn Matthias Capitalizes On Bruins’ Mistakes For Hat Trick In Canucks’ Win

Vancouver Canucks forward Shawn Matthias earned the first hat trick of his NHL career in the Vancouver Canucks’ 5-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Friday night at Rogers Arena. Matthias didn’t have to work very hard for his hat trick, and that’s because his three goals were the result of defensive mistakes and mental errors from the Bruins. The Canucks opened the scoring just...
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Fan sues the Vancouver Canucks after 2011 confetti cannon injury

Here’s an incredibly sad story out of Vancouver. A fan of the Vancouver Canucks is suing the team after sustaining a serious head injury caused by the barrel of a confetti cannon which fell from the arena’s ceiling during the Canucks’ 2011 playoff game against San Jose. The lawsuit, as reported by the Toronto Sun, details that a portion of the confetti cannon fell and struck Davis...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

'38: Pavol Demitra' chronicles the life and career of the former Blues great

Get your popcorn ready, Blues fans. It's not too late to get tickets for 38 : Pavol Demitra, a movie chronicling the life and career of former Blues great Pavol Demitra. The Blues are hosting an exclusive, one-time-only screening March 8 at 7 p.m. at Peabody Opera House. Tickets for the event are $38 and proceeds will benefit the Blues 14 Fund and the Pavol Demitra Fund. Tickets...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Canucks Player Struggles To Bench After Slap Shot Breaks His Skate Blade

Vancouver’s Derek Dorsett ran into an unexpected maintenance issue during last night’s game against the Wild when Minnesota defenseman Matt Dumba fired a slap shot right off his skate blade, breaking it in two. Dorsett immediately hit the deck and struggled his way to the Canucks bench while a teammate cleared his severed blade away Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Slap shot breaks Derek Dorsett’s skate blade

Here’s something you don’t see very often. Minnesota’s Matt Dumba wound up for a big shap shot and blasted it in the direction of Vancouver’s Derek Dorsett. Remarkably, the shot broke the blade off of Dorsett’s boot. Dorsett tried to get back to his bench, but it wasn’t easy with just one skate. Hilarious. (H/T Reddit Hockey) The post GIF: Slap shot breaks Derek Dorsett’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Canucks Saves Of The Month

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller makes franchise history recording back-to-back shutouts on consecutive nights while on the road in January. Ryan Miller now has a win against every NHL team!Watch some of his best saves of the month below. The post Canucks Saves Of The Month appeared first on Beyond The Benches.
Via Beyond The Benches
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Canucks play the game Heads Up! at a fundraiser

At a recent fundraiser, the Vancouver Canucks split into three teams (USA, World and Sweden) and played Ellen’s Heads Up! game. If you haven’t heard of the game, you download it on your iPad or iPhone and you try to make the person holding the device say or guess what’s on the screen. Other variations include charades and accents. As you might imagine, it’s pretty hilarious...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Vancouver Canucks: 5 Best Possible Trade Additions

There are only 37 days left for NHL general managers to be making calls, asking for names and working endless hours in an attempt to “finalize” their roster for the final month-and-a-half of the regular season. Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning was on Vancouver radio station TSN 1040 on Jan. 21 with Stu Walters and […] The post Vancouver Canucks: 5 Best Possible Trade Additions...
Via Along the Boards
January 27, 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...
Via Along the Boards
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Canucks’ Jannik Hansen Collapses On Bench After Taking Big Hit (Video)

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen got quite the scare Saturday night. Hansen was taken to the hospital after he collapsed on the bench during the Canucks’ game vs. the Calgary Flames. Despite the scary situation, Hansen is expected to be OK. The collapse came after Hansen took a big hit from Calgary defenseman Dennis Wideman in the corner. Hansen absorbed the hit and looked...
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Candid Look at Bo Horvat Making the Vancouver Canucks

Bo Horvat of the Vancouver Canucks, who may be known to some as the guy that was traded for goaltender Cory Schneider has been very solid to start off his rookie campaign. In eight games, the sturdy centre has a goal and three assists, while also have an above 60% faceoff winning %. Just to put that in perspective, the Canucks are currently in the bottom third of the league in faceoffs...
Via The Garbage Time
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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