Did you miss the Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks Saturday night? Great game for Van-City. A 3-0 win at home to clinch the Presidents Cup trophy for the second year in a row. They now play the LA Kings in the first round on Wednesday. Henrik Sedin ended a 22-game goal drought by scoring with 4:13 left in the second period, Roberto Luongo made 17 saves for a shutout.
Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames Thursday night? The playoff-bound Vancouver Canucks are still fighting for first in the Western Conference, the Presidents’ Trophy and home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. The loss cost the Canucks a chance to pass the New York Rangers for the lead in the overall standings. Mike Cammalleri and Curtis Glencross scored. Cory Schneider lost, Miikka Kiprusoff got the win.
Did you miss the Anaheim Ducks vs. Vancouver Canucks Tuesday night? Great game for Van-City. They topped the Ducks in a shootout for their 7th straight win. Maxim Lapierre scored the tying goal late in the second period and added the shootout clincher. The Canucks rallied after Cory Schneider took over, with Alexandre Burrows scoring his second goal as well. David Booth was stopped on a penalty shot.
Did you miss the Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Philadelphia Union? NWSB Insider and Whitecaps blogger C-Mac tells us without Hassli, Camilo or Mattocks, and with a subdued performance from Davide Chiumiento, there was little initiative to break the deadlock. Sebastien Le Toux’s late run into the box was the best effort of the game.
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.
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 Whitecaps vs. DC United? NWSB Insider and Whitecaps blogger C-Mac tells us that Jay DeMerit spearheaded defense and kept them sharp while Joe Canon made a terrific save in goal that surely made the highlight reels. The midfield was solid defensively but had little to offer moving forward.
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.