Did you miss the Columbus Blue Jacket vs. Vancouver Canucks Saturday night? Daniel Sedin scored his second goal of the game via the with 4:41 left as the Canucks snapped their recent funk with a 4-3 win against the Blue Jackets at Rogers Arena. Cory Schneider, making his second start in 17 days with Roberto Luongo struggling of late, made 33 saves.
Did you miss the Phoenix Coyotes vs. Vancouver Canucks Wednesday night? Ray Whitney had three assists and Mike Smith finished with 39 saves for the Coyotes win. Alexandre Burrows and Ryan Kesler, on the power play, staked the Canucks to a 2-0 lead in the first 10 minutes, but Rostislav Klesla got the Coyotes on the board and they didn’t look back. Roberto Luongo took the loss.
Did you miss the Montreal Canadiens vs. Vancouver Canucks Saturday night? The Habs grabbed a 4-1 win against the Canucks at Rogers Arena. Blake Geoffrion, a fourth-generation Canadien, scored his first goal for a team his grandfather and great grandfather starred for during Hall of Fame careers. P.K. Subban had a key 5-on-3 goal 5:20 into the third period. For the Canucks, it was more of the same of late. Roberto Luongo was in net.
Did you miss the Winnipeg Jets vs. Vancouver Canucks Thursday night? The Vancouver Canucks didn’t acquire Samuel Pahlsson for his offense. He picked a good time to chip in with a goal. Added just before the Feb. 27 trade deadline to be a third-line checking center, Pahlsson took a drop pass from Kevin Bieksa in the high slot and wired a slap shot over the glove of a stunned Ondrej Pavelec.
Did you miss the Dallas Stars vs. Vancouver Canucks Tuesday night? Richard Bachman made his best stops when the game was tight, including a diving glove to take a rebound chance away from Ryan Kesler to keep it 1-0 in the second period. Dallas center Mike Ribeiro had a heckuva game with two goals. Loui Eriksson had a goal and two helpers and Steve Ott played great. Roberto Luongo took the loss.
Did you miss the Buffalo Sabres vs. Vancouver Canucks Saturday night? Three goals in the first 5 minutes and 10 seconds in this one spelled doom for the Canucks. Ryan Miller wasn’t incredible but he did more than Roberto Luongo did in his 5 minutes of ice time. Big two points for Buffalo. They win in Vancouver for the first time 13 years. (February of 1999). Zack Kassian had two points for Vancouver.
Vancouver sports blogger Riley Trottier weighs in with his Vancouver Canucks weekly three stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers through March 3rd of the Vancouver Canucks 2011-12 campaign. Zack Kassian, Cody Hodgson, and Cory Schneider , and Ryan Kesler with a nice second period goal are our stars of the week. Watch the Canucks highlights video in HD.
Did you miss the St. Louis Blues vs. Vancouver Canucks Thursday night? No first game at home after a long road trip issues Thursday. Roberto Luongo made 29 saves for his 58th career shutout, Alexandre Burrows broke a scoreless tie 4:17 into the third period and Chris Higgins added an empty-net goal with 38.1 seconds left. That was all the Canucks needed to snap a two-game skid, a GREAT defensive effort.
Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. Phoenix Coyotes Tuesday night? Canucks All-Star defenseman Alex Edler’s power-play goal in the first period held up until midway through the third, when Ray Whitney netted the equalizer. Vancouver has earned at least one point in 11 of its last 12 road matches (8-1-3) and 17 of 18 overall (12-1-5). Mike Smith outbattled Cory Schneider.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac was ready to jump off the ledge today when he first heard the Zack Kassian for Cody Hodgson trade details. Then after researching the deal a little more he realized Kassian fills a need that no other player at any level of the organization can fill. He is going to be raw granted, but he can go to the net, finish off the rush, and when needed exact retribution on opponents.
Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. Dallas Stars Sunday afternoon? Sunday’s win ended the Stars’ seven-game losing streak against Vancouver. Dallas did an impressive job of holding Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin in check for the entire 60 minutes. The Sedins finished the game with just one shot between them. Roberto Luongo stopped 25 of 28 shots in a losing effort.
Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. New Jersey Devils Friday night? Defenseman Aaron Rome scored his first goal in 29 games and Cory Schneider turned aside 30 shots as visiting Vancouver secured its NHL-leading 84th point by downing New Jersey. The Canucks improved to 4-0-0 this season when Rome scores a goal.