Coming off a 4-1 loss to the Dallas Stars last night, it doesn’t get any easier for the Canucks tonight as they take on the NHL-leading Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago, where they haven’t won since November 2011. The Blackhawks are hot, having won 5 of their last 6 games. During this span, they’ve outscored their opponents 28-15, and their powerplay clicked at a deadly 39% (10 PPG on 26 PP opportunities). On the other hand, after winning 7 games in a row, the Canucks have cooled off and have now lost the first 2 games on this 3-game road trip....Click here to read more.
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Roberto Luongo was pulled from the net early in the third period of last night’s 4-1 loss to the Dallas Stars. It was a tough night for the Canucks’ netminder as he let in the 4 goals on only 19 shots in 42 minutes of work. Shortly after being pulled, the cameras caught Luongo on the bench making the above face. Was he replaying the goals in his head? Sucking on a sour candy? Fighting off a stomach ache? With the help of the Twittersphere, I was able to discover some possibilities. In fact, I received the highest number...Click here to read more.
Can we just look ahead to tonight’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks and forget the Canucks’ 4-1 loss to the Dallas Stars last night didn’t happen? Good grief, this is painful to watch. #canucks #TGATT — Helen Hughes (@HeHughes376) December 20, 2013Click here to read more.
(source: nhl.com) Vancouver Canucks (20-10-6) Dallas Stars (16-12-5) This is the second of three games between the Vancouver Canucks and Dallas Stars, with the Stars having beat the Canucks 2-1 in their first game on November 17th. The Canucks’ perfect December and 7-game win streak came to an end on Tuesday night when the Minnesota Wild beat them 3-2 in a shootout. Still, their 7-0-1 record in December has helped them move up to 6th place in the Western Conference. They’re now just 2 points back of the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues, and 4 points back of...Click here to read more.
You love when the Canucks score them but hate when they give them up. Those fluky goals that can pop up out of nowhere and change the momentum of the game at the drop of a helmet. These goals are bizarre but admittedly entertaining. Canucks fans have been “entertained” by them early and often so far this season with a number of bizarre goals going in already before the Olympic break. Coach John Tortorella has remained adamant that these moments even out over the course of an 82-game season but if that’s the case I think the Canucks may have already used...Click here to read more.
Face-off between the two Captains, Koivu and H.Sedin (Source: nhl.com) Vancouver Canucks (20-10-5) Minnesota Wild (19-11-5) This is the first of three meetings between the Minnesota Wild and Vancouver Canucks this season. Last season, the Canucks won the first 2 games of the season series, and then the Wild won the last 2 games with a home sweep. Currently. the Canucks lead the Wild by 2 points in the standings, but both are battling the Phoenix Coyotes for the two wild card playoff spots in the Western Conference. The Canucks are so far undefeated in December (7-0-0). Their last win,...Click here to read more.
With Clay off on exile island, Nicole van Zanten is back to join Chris and Matt in our eleventh episode. In this go-round, we chat about our power as slump-busters, the Canucks current winning streak and the events of this past Saturday. And while we have to skip the haiku, we give a few of our listeners love in our #AskCHB segment. Winning Holidays – December 17, 2013 http://c4chb.s3.amazonaws.com/c4chb_C4_-_Episode_11_-_Final_prod.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to read more.
The SFU Men’s Hockey Team hosts the Great Northwest Showcase at Bill Copeland Sports Centre on January 3rd and 4th. After playing host to the University of Oklahoma and Arizona State last year, SFU set their sights higher for 2014, inviting NCAA Division One schools Princeton and the University of North Dakota. With so much top-tier talent on the ice, we’re here to introduce you to the players you’ll want to keep your eye on. University of North Dakota UND is the cream of the crop when it comes to NCAA hockey. Since their program started in 1946 they’ve won...Click here to read more.
As far as rivalry matches go, you couldn’t ask for much more. Roberto Luongo was great. Tuukka Rask wasn’t. Ryan Kesler, Chris Higgins and Mike Santorelli were in beast mode. Milan Lucic wasn’t. The Sedins didn’t back down. Brad Marchand was being a dick. As usual. David Booth scored on a helluva snipe of a shot. Chris Tanev scored. Shorthanded, no less. But most importantly, in the Boston Bruins’ first visit to Rogers Arena since Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals, the Canucks won. And won in convincing fashion. I'm just going to close my eyes & pretend...Click here to read more.
Canucks fans will never forget the 2010/2011 season. I mean, it was one of the most successful years in franchise history. And who could forget the dominance and ecstasy that season was or the heartbreak in the way it ended as tonight’s visitors, the Boston Bruins, won the Stanley Cup in Game 7 on our home ice? That Stanley Cup run brought out a gritty rivalry between the Canucks and the Bruins. It brought out a different level of hatred that’s extended even to fans and media from both cities. Because of the NHL’s unbalanced schedule at the time and...Click here to read more.