Vancouver sports blogger Riley Trottier weighs in with his Vancouver Canucks weekly three stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers through February 24th of the Vancouver Canucks 2011-12 campaign. Roberto Luongo, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, and Alex Burrows with his shootout goal versus the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night to break their home winning streak. Watch the Canucks highlights video in HD.
Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. Detroit Red Wings Thursday night? A 4-3 shootout win for Van-City. Alex Burrows who yesterday played in his 500th game scored the only goal of the shootout on the Canucks last shot of the night. Roberto Luongo kept Vancouver in this one thruout making several key stops. Daniel Sedin tied this game with 15 seconds left in the third period.
Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. Nashville Predators Tuesday night? A 3-1 regulation time loss for Van-City. Mike Fisher had a three-point night for the Preds, who handed the Canucks their first regulation loss since Jan. 15. Pekka Rinne (32 saves) earned his 33rd win of the season. Vancouver entered the game 14-2-4 in their last 20 games. Roberto Luongo played great but took the loss.
Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. Edmonton Oilers game Sunday night? A 5-2 regulation time win by Van-City. The Canucks are 10-0-3 since their last regulation loss, a 4-2 setback against the Anaheim Ducks on Jan. 15. Henrik and Daniel Sedin each recorded a goal and an assist. Chris Higgins and defensemen Sami Salo and Kevin Bieksa also scored.
Did you miss the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks game Saturday night? A 6-2 regulation time win by Van-City. The Canucks’ current run against the rest of the NHL is almost as impressive, a 9-0-3 stretch that has them back within two points of Detroit atop the Western Conference. Henrik Sedin & Daniel Sedin managed four points each. Alex Burrows scored two nice goals.
Vancouver sports blogger Riley Trottier weighs in with his Vancouver Canucks weekly three stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers through February 15th of the Vancouver Canucks 2011-12 campaign. Roberto Luongo, Dan Hamhuis, and David Booth. With a tip of the cap for goal of the week going to Booth as well. Watch the Canucks highlights video in HD.
Did you miss the Colorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks game Wednesday night? A 3-1 regulation time win by Van-City. Jannik Hansen snapped a tie with 6:29 remaining in the third period as host Vancouver improved to 13-0-2 in its last 15 meetings with Colorado. What a pass by Cody Hodgson to set it up. Nice game by David Booth as well, he’s really hitting his stride.
Did you miss the Phoenix Coyotes vs. Vancouver Canucks game Monday night? A 2-1 shootout win by Van-City. After the teams traded goals during the first, third and fifth rounds of the shootout, Ryan Kesler skated in and wristed a shot past former Canucks backup Jason LaBarbera. Roberto Luongo then denied Boyd Gordon’s backhander to preserve the victory.
Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames game Saturday night? A 2-2 time after regulation saw Olli Jokinen score in the shootout, Alex Edler missed, Alex Tanguay missed, Alex Burrows scored, Jarome Iginla scored, and Mason Raymond missed, giving Calgary a 3-2 victory. Miikka Kipprusoff got the win. Roberto Luongo the loss.
Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild game Thursday night? Henrik Sedin scored a goal and extended his consecutive games streak to 553 by taking the ice. His brother Daniel Sedin also scored, as did Ryan Kesler, Maxim Lapierre, and Manny Malhotra. Cory Schneider got the win. Niklas Backstrom, who stopped 15 shots, suffered his third loss this season to Vancouver
Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. Nashville Predators game Tuesday night? Alex Edler scored in the sixth round of a shootout, and the Canucks beat the Predators 4-3 Tuesday night for their fifth win in six games. Edler beat Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne. Colin Wilson tried to extend the shootout for Nashville, but was stopped by goalie Roberto Luongo.
Richard Hodges one of our Vancouver Canucks bloggers points out its a challenge to find the best line-mate for Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin. Makes you wish there was a third brother. Cherish the skill of the third twin, because we may never see it in Vancouver. Between Trent Klatt, Anson Carter, Jason King, Taylor Pyatt and of course Alex Burrows, the Sedins’ linemates have had more hustle than pure skill.
It makes you wonder what the twins could do with talent on that wing…