NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Andrew Deutschmann provides his tips for how Van City goalie can come away with a win tonight vs. the Sharks in Game 2. Roberto Luongo is set start again in Game 2 and coach Alain Vigneault said today that Schneider may not make the trip to San Jose for Game 3. And odds are, if those risks don’t pan out, you can bet #1 will bail you out at the other end.
Richard Hodges previews the San Jose Sharks vs Vancouver Canucks May 3rd matchup. Richard says the goaltending saga continues as Roberto Luongo starts again and is preparing like he’ll start them all. There’s still no word on Cory Schneider’s condition in the most bizarre twist of this year-long soap opera. The Canucks meanwhile will load up Derek Roy and Ryan Kesler on the second line with Chris Higgins in an attempt to find some scoring punch.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks’ blogger Richard Hodges is back to give you his love ‘em and hate ‘em from Vancouver’s loss to the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of Round 1. He asks Is it puck luck that demands the Canucks need be perfect to score but opponents can score with any half chance? Multiple times in this game Daniel Sedin had a perfect opportunity to shoot the puck and either hesitated or passed off. Roberto Luongo was not the problem.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone is back today to tell the fans that Roberto Luongo is expected to make a surprise start tonight opposite the San Jose Sharks in Game One of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He says Cory Schneider the Ginger Jesus may not be in tonight’s lineup, but Kev expects 18, 630 Canucks fans will be there to pick up the slack.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Andrew Deutschmann provides his tips for how Van City can beat the San Jose Sharks in Round 1 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He says the Nucks must stay healthy. This may be the most important area. Hopefully, with the shortened season, less players will be banged up during the playoffs, but injuries are pretty much inevitable. Just look at Ryan Kesler in 2011. Stay healthy Cory Schneider.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac weighs in on the overachievers and underachievers in Van City for the end of the 2012/13 regular season. Jason Garrison was on the underachiever side of this list at the quarter season mark, but he made a superb turnaround. Alex Edler is the single most disappointing player that the Canucks have had to endure this season. David Booth could well be the victim of Vancouver’s buyout amnesty.
Richard Hodges previews the San Jose Sharks vs Vancouver Canucks March 5th matchup. Richard says the Sharks defeated the Canucks 4-1 in their only other game this year. Joe Pavelski had a pair while Patrick Marleau was going through his insane goal-scoring stretch. Meanwhile goaltenders around the league are getting injured in droves and the trade deadline is just a month away, If not a goaltender (Roberto Luongo / Cory Schneider, then Keith Ballard?
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck brings us up to speed on the storylines he’s watching for and delivers his winning gameday tips for the Canucks vs. Sharks game Tuesday night. He says in the Canucks power play hasn’t been given many opportunities over the last few games, even still it, when they’ve had the man advantage they haven’t capitalized on the chances they have had. Chris Higgins, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin must step up!
Did you miss the San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks game Saturday afternoon? I’ll bet a lot of people did. A 1:00pm game? Cody Hodgson scored twice and capped a stretch of three goals in 92 seconds with the game-winner in the third period as the Canucks edged the visiting Sharks, 4-3. Ryan Kesler had snapped the 2-2 deadlock. We’ve got the highlights for you.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 48 matchup between the San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks. Cody Hodgson and Ryan Kesler showed the fans their ready to take Vancouver to another playoff Cup run. As seen on Saturday Vancouver’s depth and defensive ability will be the keys to clinching another playoff berth down the stretch. Roberto Luongo got the win. A Canucks record 212 wins.
Free NHL Betting Odds & Picks on the San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks Tuesday matchup. The Canucks are -134 home favorites. Vancouver has been home for a week while the Sharks will fly across country for this unusual matinee showdown. In his last six games Antti Niemi is 2-4-0 with a 3.31 GAA. Ryan Kesler is pointless in three games and Jannik Hansen has just two points in his last seven.
Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 40 matchup between the San Jose Sharks vs. Vancouver Canucks. A 3-2 San Jose shoot out win. Antti Niemi, who turned aside 27 shots, denied Alex Burrows and Cody Hodgson in the shootout before Ryan Kesler’s attempt caromed off the post in the third round. Michal Handzus scored the winner on Roberto Luongo.