The World Championships of Hockey are underway in Finland and Sweden but Vancouver Canucks netminder Cory Schneider is absent from team USA’s roster. Where does he sit with the program that has been beat by Canada in the gold medal game in 2 of the last 3 Olympic mens’ hockey tournaments? Does Schneider have what it takes to be better than Jonathan Quick?
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 61 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and the Detroit Red Wings. The Canucks won the game 4-3 over Detroit on a shootout goal by Alex Burrows playing in his 501st NHL hockey game. Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin both put up a pair of points on Thursday as Vancouver’s top line responded to the tie game twice against Detroit.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Thursday night against the Detroit Red Wings. The Canucks and Red Wings played 65 minutes of hockey where both teams left everything on the ice. Reffing was horrible. David Booth was called for holding but a high-stick on Mason Raymond went undetected. Alex Burrows won it in a shootout.
Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. Wednesday What a week. Controversy erupted Wednesday after Detroit’s Niklas Kronwall levelled Ryan Kesler with one of his signature body checks, causing Kesler to skate after Kronwall despite the presence of two referees between the two players. The radio shows have had lots to talk about this week.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 34 matchup between the Detroit Red Wings vs. Vancouver Canucks. A 4-2 Vancouver win. Vancouver got 1st-period goals from each of its top 3 lines, with Chris Higgins and Cody Hodgson scoring 21 seconds apart. The 3 stars were Alexander Edler, Roberto Luongo, and Jannik Hansen. Luongo got the win for the Canucks.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the St. Louis Blues 3-0 win over the Canucks. The Canucks offense was shut out for the third time this year by Brian Elliot. Ryan Kesler, Christopher Higgins, and David Booth were nowhere to be found.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 4 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and Detroit Red Wings. Cory Schneider turned aside 35 shots, but it wasn’t enough as a pair of second period goals sank the Canucks. Justin Abdelkader and Valtteri Filppula each recorded their first goals and Jimmy Howard notched his first shutout for Detroit in a 2-0 win.