Looking for Northwest MLS soccer news? Matt Martz, our man with his pulse on the Oregon sports beat is back with another edition of the Portland Timbers Notebook. The June 1st, 2012 edition…The good news is that the Timbers next game is over two weeks away which means that the team will get plenty of rest. Kris Boyd needs it I think.
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.
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.
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.