Author: Delia Xenophontos

About Last Night: We Miss Torts 0

About Last Night: We Miss Torts

Hey, look, Torts, Statler and Waldorf were at the game! Photo Credit: canucks.nhl.com Some highlights – sure, let’s call them that – about the Canucks’ 4-3 lost to the Winnipeg Jets last night. Dear the guy who brought the giant Torts cut-out – that’s so much awesome. Devin Setoguchi snapped his scoring drought, scoring twice, including the game-winner with just 2:56 remaining in regulation. Prior to his first goal, just 6 minutes into the game, he had gone scoreless in 7 games, and only had 1 goal in his last 26 games. There has to be a stat out there...

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Oilers: Keeping the Momentum Going 1

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Oilers: Keeping the Momentum Going

(canucks.nhl.com) Vancouver Canucks (27-17-9) Edmonton Oilers (16-32-6) For the fourth time this season, and the second time in just six days, the Vancouver Canucks take on the Edmonton Oilers. The Canucks won all three previous games (6-2, 4-0 and most recently, 2-1). After Sunday’s 5-4 overtime win for the Canucks, they’re looking to keep the momentum going and start a new winning steak. However, the Oilers are looking to start a new winning streak of their own. On Sunday, the Oilers ended a six-game winless streak as they beat the Nashville Predators 5-1. Who’s Hot As we all know, the...

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Predators – Offensive Blue Lines 0

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Predators – Offensive Blue Lines

(source: nhl.com) Vancouver Canucks (26-16-9) Nashville Predators (22-22-7) Only 5 NHL teams have scored less goals than the Nashville Predators so far this season. So of course they shored up their defense; yesterday, the Preds traded defenseman Kevin Kline to the New York Rangers for defenseman Michael del Zotto. del Zotto is regarded as an offensive defenseman. He posted 9 goals and 37 points in his rookie season and set career-highs of 10 goals and 41 points a couple of years later. However, his production has slipped since and he has just 2 goals and 11 points in 42 games...

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Oilers: #tortsfree

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Oilers: #tortsfree

(source: nhl.com) Vancouver Canucks (25-16-9) Edmonton Oilers (15-30-6) This is the third of five games between the Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers, the Canucks won the first two games (4-0 and 6-2). Roberto Luongo has stopped 40 of Edmonton’s 42 shots. After snapping a 3-game losing streak on Saturday night with a rambunctious 3-2 shootout win over the Calgary Flames, the Canucks look to stay on the winning track tonight against the Edmonton Oilers. They’ll try to do this without coach John Tortorella, who was suspended by the NHL for 15 days after trying to get to Flames coach, Bob...

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Coyotes: Is it February yet? 0

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Coyotes: Is it February yet?

Just like their recent play, Daniel Sedin struggles in front of the Coyotes net. (source: nhl.com) Vancouver Canucks (24-15-9) Phoenix Coyotes (21-16-9) After last night’s embarrassing 9-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks, the Canucks are hoping to redeem themselves tonight against the Phoenix Coyotes. You’ve all heard the narrative by now that January hasn’t been kind to the Canucks. And with a single win in January – and a 1-4-3 record in their last 8 games – you wouldn’t hear many Canucks fans arguing against it. However, despite their struggles, the Canucks still hold one of two wild card spots...

TGATT - The Game According to Twitter 0

The Game According to Twitter: Canucks 0 at Kings 1

To call last night’s 1-0 loss by the Canucks to the Los Angeles Kings a wild affair may be an understatement. With Dustin Brown’s ninja kick to Roberto Luongo’s head still fresh in their minds, the Canucks went after him. First, Zack Kassian did just 9 seconds into the game. Then, Ryan Kesler dropped the gloves against 6 seconds into the second period. As usual, Jordan Nolan was being a rat, charging at a Sedin again, like he did the last time these two teams met. On the very next shift, Tom Sestito had enough and took matters into his...

Canucks vs. Kings Game Day Preview: Back to SoCal 0

Canucks vs. Kings Game Day Preview: Back to SoCal

The Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks fight for third place in the Pacific Division. (source: nhl.com) Vancouver Canucks (24-13-9) Los Angeles Kings (3-6-1) If the Canucks were hoping for a quick re-do of their horrendous trip to SoCal the other weekend – a weekend in which they lost both games to the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings and outshot by a 98-48 margin – well, they get their wish. This week, the Canucks will embark on a 3 games in 4 nights road trip, starting in Los Angeles tonight and Anaheim tomorrow, before finishing up in the desert...

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Penguins: Can the Canucks slow down Sid?

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Penguins: Can the Canucks slow down Sid?

(source: nhl.com) Vancouver Canucks (23-13-8) Pittsburgh Penguins (31-12-1) By giving up the game-winning goal with 0.6 1.3 seconds left in OT to the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday, the Vancouver Canucks extended their winless streak to 4 games. And it doesn’t get any easier tonight as they face the Pittsburgh Penguins, who lead the NHL’s Metropolitan Division by 17 – yes, 17 – points and have won 15 of their last 18 games. Oh yeah, and the Penguins just got Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang back from injury. Tonight’s game marks the first of the Canucks short, two-game home stand before...

#HockeyTalks: Will You Listen? 0

#HockeyTalks: Will You Listen?

(Source: nhlpa.com) The Vancouver Canucks will host their second annual Hockey Talks day tomorrow on January 7th, 2014. Canucks Hockey Talks day is a collective effort with each of the Canadian NHL clubs. The Vancouver Canucks along with the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets will each dedicate one of their home game nights in January to raising awareness and addressing the stigma associated with mental illness. The ultimate goal of Hockey Talks is to encourage a nation-wide conversation about mental health, try to stop the stigma wrongly associated with mental illness,...

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Ducks: Home Cooking 4

Game Day Preview Canucks vs. Ducks: Home Cooking

(source: nhl.com) Vancouver Canucks (23-13-7) Anaheim Ducks (30-8-5) The Vancouver Canucks are hoping for a better outcome tonight as they return to the Honda Centre for the second time this season. In their first visit back on November 10th, they lost 3-1. Unfortunately, that won’t be easy. The Ducks are the NHL’s best home team and haven’t lost in regulation in 18 games on home ice this season. They’re 16-0-2, including 6 consecutive wins in which they’ve outscored the opposition 24-12. Overall, they’ve won 11 of their last 12 games, and with 65 points, they lead the Pacific Division by...