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.
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.
Did you miss the Colorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks Wednesday night? After tallying twice – including the overtime winner – in the teams’ last meeting on Saturday, Higgins opened the scoring with 2:56 remaining in the first period. Nice pass from Sami Pahlsson. Cory Schneider turned aside all 43 shots he faced. Semyon Varlamov finished with 21 saves for the Avalanche.
Did you miss the Los Angeles Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks Monday night? Roberto Luongo made a handful of saves inside of 10 seconds to go in the third to give him 38 on the night and a tight 1-0 win over the Kings at Rogers Arena. Manny Malhotra scored a rare fourth-line goal 3:05 into the game, and Luongo made it stand up.
Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. Colorado Avalanche Saturday night? The Vancouver Canucks clinched their fourth consecutive Northwest Division title in the comfort of their hotel rooms Saturday night. Chris Higgins scored his second goal of the game 1:40 into OT, pulling the Canucks within two points of St. Louis and the New York Rangers (101-99) in the race for the Presidents’ Trophy.
Vancouver sports blogger Riley Trottier weighs in with his Vancouver Canucks weekly three stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers through March 23rd of the Vancouver Canucks 2011-12 campaign. As usual, everything seems to hinge on one area of the ice, and the players in that zone have either been our first star or our worst performer. David Booth, Roberto Luongo, Cory Schneider, and Alex Edler.
Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. Dallas Stars Thursday night? The Canucks’ Mason Raymond stepped in for the injured Daniel Sedin on the top line with Henrik Sedin and Alex Burrows, contributing a goal and an assist as the Canucks beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 at American Airlines Center on Thursday night. It was a 25 save night from Cory Schneider — including one on a second-period penalty shot by Mike Ribeiro.
Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday night? Andrew Shaw’s goal at 2:42 of overtime gave the Chicago Blackhawks an emotional 2-1 victory against the Canucks at the United Center on Wednesday night. Chicago has now won five straight, while Vancouver has dropped two in a row. Chicago’s Corey Crawford was sharp. Alexandre Burrows & Zack Kassian played with heart.
NWSB Managing editor “Q” found an interesting clip on last nights game for Vancouver. Did you miss the Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild Monday night? Minnesota got on the board late in the first period on a power-play goal by Erik Christensen, but also in the game Kevin Bieksa took a whicked shot to the face from his own teammate Aaron Rome. Check out the Canucks hockey video in this blog post.
Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild. Monday night? Minnesota got on the board late in the first period on a power-play goal by Erik Christensen, who started the play with the puck in the right corner. Josh Harding stoned the Canucks at every turn, picking up his 10th win overall. His previous shutout came way back on the 29th of October against Detroit. Cory Schneider took the loss.
Did you miss the Columbus Blue Jacket vs. Vancouver Canucks Saturday night? Daniel Sedin scored his second goal of the game via the with 4:41 left as the Canucks snapped their recent funk with a 4-3 win against the Blue Jackets at Rogers Arena. Cory Schneider, making his second start in 17 days with Roberto Luongo struggling of late, made 33 saves.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger “Q” tells us about the best goal he’s seen in a long long time by a Vancouver Canuck tonight. Alex Edler went end to end like Bobby Orr versus the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight. If you listen carefully you can hear former goaltender Kevin Weekes on the CBC Hockey night in Canada broadcast team say “Coast to Coast and Butter on the TOAST!”