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.
Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. The NHL decided a five-game suspension was appropriate for Duncan Keith’s vicious elbow to the head of Daniel Sedin, but what of the victim and his recovery? Cory Schneider continues to shine is his role as the Canucks backup. Plus more insider news coverage on Van City.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 77 matchup between the Colorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks. David Booth continues to grow in his role as a pesky power forward and demonstrated a new aspect of his game on Wednesday, beating down BC boy Mark Oliver. Maxim Lapierre attempted to intervene. By the way Happy Birthday Maxim.
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.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac weighs in with on British Columbia born hockey players he’d love to see in a Vancouver Canucks uniform one day. It will probably never happen for any of them but its fine to think about it isn’t it? Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jamie Benn, Shea Weber, Milan Lucic, and Evander Kane all make the list.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 76 matchup between the L.A. Kings vs. Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks played another tight-checking playoff style game against the Kings on Monday. Manny Malhotra opened the scoring for the Canucks only three minutes into the first period on Monday, ripping a wrist shot over the shoulder of Jonathan Quick.
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.
Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Before the madness on Madison claimed Daniel Sedin in Chicago, earlier this week a couple of the Canucks were doing their part to promote equality in sports through the You Can Play Project. Ryan Kesler and Henrik Sedin do good things to represent Canucks nation.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac weighs in with on the emergence of young defenseman Chris Tanev. He points out his stats are meagre on the offensive end with only two assists in 18 games but Tanev’s game is one where he needs to be watched daily to truly appreciate the sense of calm, thoughtfulness, and perception he brings to his positional play.