Tagged: Alex Burrows

The Burrows Bite

The Burrows Bite

There’s been a lot of reaction to Alex Burrows’ alleged “bite” of Patrice Bergeron’s finger. Looking at the above gif, it looks like Burrows does bite Bergeron. That said, it also looks like Bergeron stuck his glove in Burrows’ mouth prior to that. There’s precedent in that Jarrko Ruutu received a 2-game suspension for a similar offense a couple of years ago. But then again, precedent has meant squat to this league for a while now. Consider Ben Eager wasn’t suspended for a dangerous charge from behind on Daniel Sedin in the Canucks’ round 3 series against San Jose. Also...

Round 3 Game 4 Frame-by-Frame: Alex Burrows’ goal

Round 3 Game 4 Frame-by-Frame: Alex Burrows’ goal

The Situation It’s the third period, and Vancouver’s up 3-0 on the three straight 5-on-3 goals in the second period. So why are we spending time on this goal if the game was already wrapped up? Because it’s a thing of beauty. Frame 1 Henrik Sedin wins the faceoff, and Dan Hamhuis takes the puck behind the net. Henrik and Alex Burrows charge up ice. Frame 2 Meanwhile, Daniel Sedin has moved to the left boards to receive the pass from Hamhuis. Frame 3 It’s a set play. Daniel takes the pass, turns around, and throws it up ice for...

Round 1 Game 7 Frame-by-Frame: Alex Burrows Overtime Winner

Round 1 Game 7 Frame-by-Frame: Alex Burrows Overtime Winner

The Situation Jonathan Toews stuns the crowd with a shorthanded marker at 18:04 of the third period to tie the game and force sudden-death overtime. It’s five minutes into overtime, and there’s no margin for error. Frame 1 Chicago gets the puck out of their zone, but Hamhuis dumps it back in, just as he gets nailed against the boards by Toews. It’s a delayed offside. Raymond must clear the zone before Vancouver touches the puck. Frame 2 Chris Campoli gathers the puck along the boards, as Burrows straddles the line, watching the linesman for the moment Raymond crosses the...

Alex Burrows’ Series-Winning Goal

Alex Burrows’ Series-Winning Goal

I’ll have more on the Canucks’ game 7 win over the Blackhawks later this morning. In the meantime, savor Alex Burrows’ series-winning goal in OT.

Canucks Bloggers Playoff Panel: Ghostbusters

Canucks Bloggers Playoff Panel: Ghostbusters

[As we count down the hours until puck drops on the first round playoff series between the Canucks and the Chicago Blackhawks, we put together a panel of your favorite Canucks bloggers to answer some key questions.] Photo credit: Vancouver Sun Q: Which Canuck will step up the most, elevate his game and erase the ghost of past playoff failures? J.J. Guerrero, Canucks Hockey Blog: Roberto Luongo needs to be more Luon-GOLD rather than 7uongo. Lui enjoyed what he says this is the best he’s felt in his career. I hope for his sake this carries into the postseason because...

Canucks Review and Preview: April 4 to April 10, 2011

Canucks Review and Preview: April 4 to April 10, 2011

[Every Sunday, Caylie King looks at the Canucks week that was and the Canucks week ahead. You can follow Caylie on Twitter (@cayking).] Canucks Record 79 GP, 52-18-9, 113 points (1st in Northwest Division, 1st in Western Conference, 1st in NHL) Who’s Hot Remember earlier this season when people were saying that Alex Burrows was having an off season? Well, he now has 25 goals, 47 points and a plus-25 rating in 69 games. Burr scored the only goal against Edmonton and has 4 goals in his last 5 games. Who’s Not Raffi Torres has 1 assist in his last...

Vancouver Canucks’ Top 10 Clutch Goals This Season

Vancouver Canucks’ Top 10 Clutch Goals This Season

There are pretty goals, like Daniel’s between-the-legs shot against Calgary last year in a mean-nothing, final-game-of-the season blowout. Then there are the clutch goals: the shorthanded breakaway, the rush up ice in the dying minutes, the rebound bashed home from your knees with the goalie pulled and seconds left. In chronological order, here’s the 10 clutch goals that made you roar in relief and jubliation this season. Manny Malhotra vs Detroit Red Wings on November 6 Killing a late second-period penalty in a tied game, Malhotra strips Datsyuk at the blue line and goes in alone. Ryan Kesler vs Anaheim...

Canucks Review and Preview: March 21 to March 27, 2011

Canucks Review and Preview: March 21 to March 27, 2011

[Every Sunday, Caylie King looks at the Canucks week that was and the Canucks week ahead. You can follow Caylie on Twitter (@cayking).] Canucks Record 73 GP, 47-17-9, 103 points (1st in Northwest Division, 1st in Western Conference) Who’s Hot Captain Henrik Sedin has done a commendable job of keeping up with brother Daniel in the NHL scoring race. He’s scored in 7 of his last 8 games and has 11 points (2G – 9A) in that stretch. It doesn’t look like he’ll reach his career-high, franchise-record of 112 points that he set last season, whilst winning the Hart and...

Blown Calls Benefit Gary’s Coyotes

Blown Calls Benefit Gary’s Coyotes

Here was Alex Ponikarovsky’s hit on Dan Hamhuis a few weeks ago. And here was Alex Burrows’ on Vernon Fiddler tonight. One hit got a 2-minute minor penalty. The other got a 5-minute major and a game misconduct. Guess which hit got which penalty. Earlier this morning, Tony Gallagher (Vancouver Province) wrote about fans’ general mistrust of the NHL. Inconsistent officiating, much like we saw in tonight’s 3-1 loss to the Coyotes, doesn’t help the league’s credibility. Especially when the team that benefited the most from the officiating was the team owned by the league itself.

I Watched This Game: Canucks 4 – 2 Senators

I Watched This Game: Canucks 4 – 2 Senators

[I Watched This Game is a recurring feature at Pass it to Bulis — the hockey blog that knows who needs the puck. It chronicles the insights and observations of two guys who watched a hockey game.] You’d have thought, from the tone of the media coverage leading up to this game, that Ottawa was coming in with a bag over their collective heads, while the Canucks had been spotted a guillotine, a French audience, and a death warrant personally signed by Maximilien Robespierre. From the outset, this one looked like a routine execution, the league’s best team up against,...

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