Archives for March 2012

Calgary vs. Vancouver – March 31st | NHL Highlights

Did you miss the Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks Saturday night? Mike Cammalleri rifled a long one-timer past the glove of Roberto Luongo 51 seconds into the third period to put the Flames ahead 2-1. Marc-Andre Gragnani tied the game with 8:15 left. Maxim Lapierre also scored and Henrik Sedin has two assists. Andrew Ebbett returned from injury to score in OT and booked Calgary a tee off time.

Flying V’s hat trick: Bad line? Yes. Canucks put out the Flames

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 79 matchup between the Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks. Vancouver’s third line was tremendous again against Calgary, keeping the Flames’ forwards busy with their own brand of puck possession. Andrew Ebbett returned from a broken collarbone just in time to end the Calgary Flames season. Marc-Andre Gragnani scored his first as a Canucks tonight too.

Henrik Sedin and Max Lapierre cue a new Canucks drinking game

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac is back with a fun read with a topic he knows an awful lot about. A drinking game. The Vancouver Canucks are the hottest team in the NHL right now. If the playoffs started tonight they’d be in first place in the Western conference and have a #1 seed. He ponders the new look line of Maxim Lapierre, Henrik Sedin and Alex Burrows, and how many hangovers they can cause him to have.

The importance of Ichiro to the Japanese and the Seattle Mariners

NWSB insider C-Mac brings us an interesting take on Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki. Not only has he been a beacon of hope for the Mariners, but he is also representing his home country of Japan in many ways. Through his success in America, he has single handedly paved the way for more international players to take the main stage in America.

Dallas Stars vs. Canucks blog: love ’em & hate ‘em

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Friday night over the Dallas Stars. Chris Higgins must be excited about the playoffs as well since the winger is doing his best Mikeal Samuelsson in the 2010 playoffs impression over the past week. Tough call for the 3rd spot with guys like Maxim Lapierre, Sami Salo, and Alex Burrows making strong cases.

Calgary Flames vs. Canucks betting odds & handicapping preview – March 31st

Free NHL Betting Odds & Picks on the Dallas Stars vs. Vancouver Canucks Friday night matchup. The Canucks are -201 home favorites. The over/under is 5. Dave likes the home team in this one. In net tonight? We don’t know. Roberto Luongo is 2-0-0 in his last two starts and a 0.98 goals against average in those games after a mini slump while Cory Schneider has gone 12-1-1 in his last 14 starts.

Dallas vs. Vancouver – March 30th | NHL Highlights

Did you miss the Dallas Stars vs. Vancouver Canucks Friday night? The ascension of Maxim Lapierre to the top line with Henrik Sedin and Alex Burrows was the biggest story. Cory Schneider replaced Roberto Luongo after Luongo aggravated a sore neck in warmups. The loss dropped Dallas into dropped to seventh in the West, one point behind Los Angeles.

MLS Matchup Report: San Jose Earthquakes vs. Seattle Sounders

NWSB Inside and Sounders FC Blogger Jason Green weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes. If the Seattle defense can bottle up Chris Wondolowski they should be in good shape. This match is the first Western Conference one for each team and features Sounders dynamo David Estrada.

Flying V’s hat trick: Canucks shoot down the Stars in 5-2 win

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 77 matchup between the Colorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks. Maxim Lapierre the agitating fourth-line center scored once and added two assists as a wing, sparking a seven-point outing for a new-look first line with Henrik Sedin and Alexandre Burrows and a 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars at Rogers Arena on Friday night.

MLS Matchup Report: Real Salt Lake v Portland Timbers Preview

NWSB Inside and Timbers FC Blogger Matt Martz weighs in with his gameday preview for Saturday’s matchup between Real Salt Lake vs Portland Timbers. The Timbers have started flat in each of their three games this season, and they will need to have a strong start early on in this one.

Game 79 Flames vs. Canucks: Back to back champs

It should be a cakewalk says Vancouver Canucks Insider Josh Hall. With the Calgary Flames all but out of playoff contention, do they have the energy to spoil Vancouver’s chase for the Western crown? Can Henrik Sedin follow up a 3 Assist night vs. Dallas with something better? Will Roberto Luongo be ready to go come puck drop after sitting out with a sore neck Friday?

Our Picks: The Weekly Canucks 3 Stars | March 30th

Vancouver Canucks blogger Aidan Chafe deals out his picks for the Nucks 3 Stars of the Week. Here’s a hint: The number one star lit the Avalanche up not once, but twice. It’s hard to choose 3 stars when you’ve won 4 in a row. Chris Higgins, Cory Schneider and Sami Pahlsson make the list, also check out the goal of the week.

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