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.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 72 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild. The Wild put together one of their most consistent efforts in months Monday night as Josh Harding made 33 saves in a 2-0 win against the Canucks at Xcel Energy Center. Harding and Cory Schneider dueled back-and-forth all night long.
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.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 71 matchup between the Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Vancouver Canucks. After defenseman Jack Johnson tallied to cut Vancouver’s lead to 3-2, Daniel Sedin capitalized on the power play 15:19 into the third for his team-leading 30th marker and second goal of the game. Van City kept it together after that for the win on Saturday night.
Did you miss the Phoenix Coyotes vs. Vancouver Canucks Wednesday night? Ray Whitney had three assists and Mike Smith finished with 39 saves for the Coyotes win. Alexandre Burrows and Ryan Kesler, on the power play, staked the Canucks to a 2-0 lead in the first 10 minutes, but Rostislav Klesla got the Coyotes on the board and they didn’t look back. Roberto Luongo took the loss.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 69 matchup between the Montreal Canadiens and the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks have just one win in four games and are 2-3-2 in their last seven, falling three points behind St. Louis atop the Western Conference. Roberto Luongo finished with 31 stops and Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin were split up.
Did you miss the Montreal Canadiens vs. Vancouver Canucks Saturday night? The Habs grabbed a 4-1 win against the Canucks at Rogers Arena. Blake Geoffrion, a fourth-generation Canadien, scored his first goal for a team his grandfather and great grandfather starred for during Hall of Fame careers. P.K. Subban had a key 5-on-3 goal 5:20 into the third period. For the Canucks, it was more of the same of late. Roberto Luongo was in net.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 68 matchup between the Winnipeg Jets and the Vancouver Canucks. Ryan Kesler opened the scoring shorthanded early in the second period, and Cory Schneider made 30 saves as the Canucks snapped a two-game regulation losing skid. Ex-Canuck Kyle Wellwood scored for the Jets as did Blake Wheeler.
Did you miss the Winnipeg Jets vs. Vancouver Canucks Thursday night? The Vancouver Canucks didn’t acquire Samuel Pahlsson for his offense. He picked a good time to chip in with a goal. Added just before the Feb. 27 trade deadline to be a third-line checking center, Pahlsson took a drop pass from Kevin Bieksa in the high slot and wired a slap shot over the glove of a stunned Ondrej Pavelec.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 67 matchup between the Dallas Stars and the Vancouver Canucks. Dallas is now 21-0-2 when taking a lead into the third period. Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin have failed to register a point in 10 of their last 13 games. Mike Ribeiro scored two goals and added an assist as visiting Dallas won for the seventh time in its last eight games.
Did you miss the Dallas Stars vs. Vancouver Canucks Tuesday night? Richard Bachman made his best stops when the game was tight, including a diving glove to take a rebound chance away from Ryan Kesler to keep it 1-0 in the second period. Dallas center Mike Ribeiro had a heckuva game with two goals. Loui Eriksson had a goal and two helpers and Steve Ott played great. Roberto Luongo took the loss.