Stars of the weekend: Canucks dominate Alberta teams (again)

It's all up to Eddie tonight at Rogers Arena.

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Ben Lypka weighs in with his 5 players & reasons the Canucks swept the Flames & Oilers over the weekend. Ryan Stanton has done everything the Canucks have asked of him and was rock solid against Calgary & Edmonton. Jason Garrison. He’s done everything the Canucks have asked of him and was rock solid. John Tortorella’s coaching tactics. He got his first win. He’s off to a nice start.

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Stars Stun Canucks in 5-2 Thrashing

Stars vs. Canucks

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 67 matchup between the Dallas Stars and the Vancouver Canucks. Dallas is now 21-0-2 when taking a lead into the third period. Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin have failed to register a point in 10 of their last 13 games. Mike Ribeiro scored two goals and added an assist as visiting Dallas won for the seventh time in its last eight games.

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Sabres Shut Down Canucks After Early Lead

Zack Kassian

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 66 matchup between the Buffalo Sabres and the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks fell victim to their own slow start and lack of response on Saturday. Roberto Luongo was brutal for the first five minutes, and allowed three goals in quick succession. David Booth continues to be one of the Canucks’ most consistent forwards, Zack Kassian looked good.

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.

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