Ryan Kesler’s already returned to Vancouver this season with all the usual fanfare (and a few choice words), but I couldn’t catch that game, so let’s embrace it all over again.
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Now that we’ve officially launched into the second half of the season, the playoff race is getting tighter, every game is starting to mean more and, unlike an episode of Whose Line is it Anyway, the points do matter.
In episode 42 of C4, Matt and Clay examine the importance of the Canucks’ upcoming six-game homestand as they look to nail down a playoff berth.
From Matthew Henderson, here’s tonight’s post-game infographic.
The good news last Friday was that the Canucks beat the Hurricanes 3-0, taking both ends of their road back-to-back. The bad news is that Chris Higgins’ goal drought was extended to 1,502 games. Ok, it’s only been 18 games since he last scored on November 28th, but it definitely feels as if it’s been longer.
After Chris made his bold prediction that the Canucks would go oh-fer on this road trip, the team posted back-to-back shut out wins. In an effort to figure out what to expect with tonight’s game against the Panthers and another tomorrow against the Lightning, they pick apart the two games and figure out what has changed.
How do you top a shutout in Philly? With a shutout in Carolina of course. Victoria Denault recaps the game in your tweets.
It’s episode 40 of C4 and Matt kicks it off by asking Chris if it’s time to panic. According to Chris, the timeline is definitely dark enough to think so.
The Canucks are half-way through their 2014-2015 NHL season with a 23-15-3 record for a total of 49 points. The team has slowed down considerably after a strong start and they now sit 4th in the Pacific Division (and in the second wild-card playoff spot) albeit with games in hand on every team in the Western Conference. There are a few concerning things that I’ve noticed in the Canucks’ recent games. And I’ll point them out to you below…without mentioning a single stat. Thus, here are a few things that make you go hmmm: The Canucks aren’t that fast. Up...
Performance of the Week could’ve easily been given to former Canuck Roberto Luongo — and he’d no doubt deserve it — but I’ve already written about him — and he’s not really on this team anymore, so there’s also that. I’m giving it to Frank Corrado this week, who was called up for the third time this season for Saturday’s buzzkill snoozefest against the Flames.