Flying V’s hat trick: Canucks edge blues in defensive battle

Blues vs. Canucks

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 65 matchup between the St. Louis Blues and the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks won a close tight checking game 2-0. Roberto Luongo held the fort stopping seven shots in the third period to secure his third shutout of the season and 58th career. Brian Elliott finished with 22 saves for the Blues, who saw their four-game winning streak come to an end.

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Canucks end road trip with shootout loss to Coyotes

Canucks vs. Coyotes

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 64 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and the Phoenix Coyotes. The Canucks lost the game 2-1 in a shootout. Ray Whitney tied the game with 10:17 left and teamed with Mikkel Boedker for shootout goals to give Phoenix their third shootout win in the last four games. Alex Elder and Mason Raymond came up empty in the shootout.

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Canucks fall flat in Texas versus Stars

Canucks vs. Stars

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 63 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and the Dallas Stars. The Canucks lost the game 3-2 in overtime. Ryan Kesler and Mason Raymond scored goals for Vancouver, which fell to 9-1-2 in its last 12 and opened a two-point lead over over Detroit for the most points in the league.

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Canucks Out-Defend Disciplined Devils

Canucks vs. Devils

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 62 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and the New Jersey Devils. The Canucks won the game 2-1. Aaron Rome opened the scoring at 8:44 of the first period after cleaning up a loose puck following fellow defenseman Chris Tanev’s shot. Cory Schneider came up with several sensational stops against the Devils, outplaying Martin Brodeur.

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Canucks end Red Wings streak in hockeytown

Canucks vs. Red Wings

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.

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Canucks lose on the road to the Predators

Ryan Kesler, Vancouver Canucks vs Nashville Predators

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 60 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and the Nashville Predators. The Canucks lost the game 3-1 to the Predators. The Sedins were held without a shot on goal while Dale Weise stepped up and netted the only point for Vancouver. And like it has gone lately, Sami Salo could not help the Canucks efforts.

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Vancouver Canucks Jump Oilers in Comfortable Win

Canucks vs. Oilers

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 59 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and the Edmonton Oilers. A 5-2 Canucks victory. After combining for just 12 points over the previous 12 games, Daniel Sedin and Henrik scored four points each on Saturday against Toronto. Another four points between them Sunday put them “on fire”. Cory Schneider got the win.

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Canucks embarrass Maple Leafs on Saturday night

Maple Leafs vs. Canucks

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 58 matchup between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks. A 6-2 Canucks victory. Alex Burrows buried his 21st and 22nd goals of the season, Manny Malhotra, Sami Salo and Kevin Bieksa also tallied, Daniel Sedin netted his 25th goal of the season. Roberto Luongo got the win.

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Canucks survive the Avalanche

Avs vs. Canucks

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 57 matchup between the Colorado Avalanche and Vancouver Canucks. A 3-1 Canucks victory. The trio of Jannik Hansen, Chris Higgins and Maxim Lapierre had a solid night together generating eight shots altogether as a unit. Next game out the Canucks close a three-game home stand against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Canucks get by Coyotes in “another shootout”

Coyotes vs Canucks

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 56 matchup between the Phoenix Coyotes and Vancouver Canucks. A 2-1 Canucks shootout victory. The win was Byron Bitz has been a pleasant surprise on Vancouver’s top line alongside the Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin. The Canucks have struggled to ice a solid sixty minutes over their past several games.

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Flames Catch Canucks in Shootout Win

Canucks vs. Flames

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 55 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames. The win was Calgary’s first at home against Vancouver since Oct. 16, 2009. The game was pushed to a shootout thanks to David Booth, who evened the game at 8:04 of the third. But just like old times, it was Jarome Iginla and Miikka Kiprusoff who provided the damage.

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Canucks Hammer Wild

Sedin, Vancouver Canucks

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 54 matchup between the Vancouver Canucks and Minnesota wild. Henrik Sedin battled through pain while brother Daniel Sedin helped the Canucks cause problems for the Wild. Henrik kept his iron man streak alive while Ryan Kesler has now scored in 5 straight games.

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