Category: Game Recaps

Game 17 – 4th Line Steps Up 0

Game 17 – 4th Line Steps Up

The Canucks won their 7th of 10 games, they went into Minnesota and won their 4th in a row at the Xcel Energy Center, and they got an important divisional win. The Canucks leaders got to take a night off as the 4th line took over and the Canucks secondary scoring really showed. With the number of injuries the Canucks have taken this season, and the number of different players that are dressed, it somehow seemed like no surprise that the 4th line was due. Darcy Hordichuk and Matt Pettinger led the 4th line which was buzzing all night and...

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Game 15 – Beating the Best in the West 0

Game 15 – Beating the Best in the West

The Canucks after suffering a brutal 7-2 loss to the Ducks rebounded tonight with a solid showing. The Canucks head home for a game against the Western Conference leading Avalanche and came out of the four point game with a very important win. The Canucks climb into a playoff spot after tonight’s win, reduce the lead the Avalanche have on the division to 6 points, and climb to 8-7 on the year. Raycroft played a solid game and did what he was called upon to do. The return of Wellwood allowed the Canucks to have 12 forwards, however after the...

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Game 14 – Injuries Finally Starting to Show 2

Game 14 – Injuries Finally Starting to Show

The Canucks injury woes finally showed last night. Starting backup goaltender Raycroft for his second game in as many nights earned him the hook after the Canucks allowed four straight goals after going up 2-0 early in the first period. With the injury to Bolduc the night before, the Canucks called up Mario Bliznak who had his NHL debut last night in a 7-2 loss to the Ducks. The Canucks spotted Raycroft an early 2-0 lead, and after dominating the first period allowed a weak one because of a defensive break down. The Canucks dressing 8 defenseman and using two...

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Game 11 – Above .500 2

Game 11 – Above .500

The Canucks last night for the first time this season went above .500 as their win puts them at 6-5 on the season. Last night’s win wasn’t fantastic, but there was a lot of interesting stuff going and the kids that have been called up as the injured reserve looked great last night. Firstly though, the night ended and the Canucks 2-0 shutout win over the Oilers marked another Canucks goaltending record that Luongo now owns. His shutout last night was his 48th career shutout and 21st as a Canuck. That puts him in sole possesion of first place on...

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Game 6 – The Missing Twin 3

Game 6 – The Missing Twin

Last night it was noticeable how bad Henrik was hurting. Watching live from the Saddledome every time Henrik got the puck he was trying to make some fancy play, a play that only Daniel knew how to handle, and a play which was ending up in a place only Daniel would know the destination of. In fact, it wasn’t just Daniel out there that didn’t know what was going on. The entire team looked like they’d fallen asleep in Vancouver and woken up in Calgary and were admist a bad dream. In fact, it was about as close to a...

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Game 5 – Thankful for the two points 0

Game 5 – Thankful for the two points

The Vancouver Canucks may be right to give thanks after their 4-3 shootout win over the Dallas Stars last night. They withstood an own goal and some untimely, sloppy defensive play but got the two points anyway, thanks to Kyle Wellwood’s and Ryan Kesler’s beauties in the shootout. In their first game without Daniel Sedin, the Canucks played a much simpler game. They got the puck and moved it up quickly. They threw the puck on net and crashed Turco’s crease. They kept thing simple on the powerplay as well – they moved the puck around and got shots from...

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