Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 82 matchup between the Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks. He scored a beauty on Saturday night. David Booth was named the Canucks’ most exciting player previous to Saturday’s action against the Oilers. Roberto Luongo responded to his critics with a calm and confident performance.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 81 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames. Michael Cammalleri scored twice in the third period and Miikka Kiprusoff turned aside 32 shots as Calgary ended Vancouver’s season-high seven-game winning streak. Alex Burrows netted his 16th career shorthanded goal and Jannik Hansen also scored.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 80 matchup between the Anaheim Ducks vs. Vancouver Canucks. Alex Burrows tallied twice in regulation, Chris Higgins and Maxim Lapierre also scored and Cory Schneider stopped all nine shots he faced in relief of Roberto Luongo for the Canucks, who remained tied with the New York Rangers in the race for the Presidents’ Trophy.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 79 matchup between the Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks. Vancouver’s third line was tremendous again against Calgary, keeping the Flames’ forwards busy with their own brand of puck possession. Andrew Ebbett returned from a broken collarbone just in time to end the Calgary Flames season. Marc-Andre Gragnani scored his first as a Canucks tonight too.
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.
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.
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.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 74 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks vs. Dallas Stars. Cory Schneider deserved a shutout versus Dallas last night but in the end Mason Raymond had a goal and an assist as the Canucks beat the Dallas Stars 2-1. Schneider made several big saves in the opening period, including big stops on snap shots by Loui Eriksson and Michael Ryder.
NWSB Vancouver Canucks Insider Kevin Vanstone tells it how it is in regards to the Duncan Keith and Daniel Sedin fiasco. Which hit was worse? What will the repercussions be? Did Keith threaten Daniel? In the end, the Chicago Blackhawks took the two points in an overtime victory over the Canucks. Roberto Luongo took the loss. Mason Raymond played his best game of the season.
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.
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.