The road to a playoff spot in the Pacific division goes through the three California teams, so as the Canucks are in the middle of three straight vs the Ducks, Sharks and Kings, it’s worth taking a look at whether Vancouver has actually improved their play against their division rivals.
In a week in which the Canucks played just two games before the Christmas break, it was easy to select the Performance of the Week. As the Canucks trounced the Arizona Coyotes 7-1 in their last game before getting their eggnog on, Alex Burrows notched two goals, ending his 9-game goalless drought in a big way.
Thanks to Chris Tanev’s OT winner, the Canucks finally put an end to their 5-game losing streak on Saturday night against the Calgary Flames. For his efforts, we bestow him with this week’s Performance of the Week honors.
Not only does Episode 36 have Chris returning to the podcast after a one-week hiatus, it’s his return that single-handedly broke the Canucks losing streak. Or something like that. Chris and Matt, sans Clay, discuss the Canucks streak-breaking win over the Calgary Flames and share what went through their minds when Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench. And with only one game left before the holiday break, it seemed to be the perfect opportunity to not only discuss the World Juniors tournament, but also to “rumourmonger” potential Canucks trades. All that and more in the Christmas episode of C4. The...
Both the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames entered Saturday’s game on some pretty heavy-duty losing streaks. The Canucks had lost 5 in a row, and the Flames had lost 7, so both teams, naturally, were looking to bounce back and get a much-needed W. Jocelyn Aspa recaps the game in your tweets.
Our favorite (and least favorite) NHLers may be a little busy this holiday season so we’d thought we’d pen some Christmas cards for them.
After a messy 60 minutes that could roughly be called a “game” against the New York Rangers on Saturday, the Canucks look to redeem themselves against the Dallas Stars. Lizz Moffat recaps the game in your tweets.
Selecting someone worthy of this honor is tricky because in the only two games they played, they lost 3-1 to the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday and were embarrassed 5-1 to the Rangers on Saturday night on national TV. With only 2 goals in 2 games and 8 goals against, the Canucks’ defense was pretty much non-existent, and really, so was the offense.
Episode 35 has the Canucks not only back at home, but missing their early season mojo and rolling along with a four-game losing streak. And not to be left out, even Chris has gone missing leaving Matt and Clay to discuss all that matters with hockey in Vancouver. Today’s chatter ranges from goaltending to Superskills, a shellacking by the Rangers and a porous defence. And to tie up the episode in a nice little bow is a discussion on whether or not Horvat will make Canada’s World Junior team – or even if the Canucks will let him try out....
The Canucks are about ready to head home as they wrap up their December road trip in Montreal. Lizz Moffat recaps the game in your tweets.