Tagged: Boston Bruins

Cody and Cory: Young Canucks Shine on the Big Stage 0

Cody and Cory: Young Canucks Shine on the Big Stage

Photo credit: canucks.nhl.com It was about as heated as everyone anticipated; the Vancouver Canucks showed their disdain for the Boston Bruins and vice-versa. Neither team was willing to let the other off the hook so easily, but at the end of the day it was Vancouver eking out the 4-3 victory and coming away with the two points, just like they hoped. But beyond just the brawls and powerplay prowess, it was two of Vancouver’s most tradeable assets who truly shined in this heated affair. Cody Hodgson had an assist and blasted home the eventual game-winning goal in just 11:19...

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Did Lucic leave the bench to join in a line brawl? 9

Did Lucic leave the bench to join in a line brawl?

I’m confused about the NHL quickly rescinding Milan Lucic’s game misconduct after the Canucks’ 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins. The league is apparently saying that Lucic was on a legal line change, and thus was allowed to be on the ice while the line brawl was happening. But I have a couple of issues with this. With a hat tip to the poster from HF Boards who pointed this out, first is NHL rule 70.1 which states: 70.1 Leaving the Bench – No player or goalkeeper may leave the players’ or penalty bench at any time during an altercation...

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Two-Line Pass: Cory Schneider to Start in Boston 0

Two-Line Pass: Cory Schneider to Start in Boston

[Two-Line Pass is a discussion, or even a debate, between two hockey bloggers on some of the hottest topics in Canucks Nation and the NHL.] Photo credit: Vancouver Sun From: JJ Guerrero To: Elizabeth Moffat Sent: Friday, 6 January, 2012 13:19:25 Hi Lizz, So the Canucks have tapped Cory Schneider as their starting goaltender in tomorrow morning’s game against the Boston Bruins. I swear I haven’t seen such a divisive reaction since Team Edward vs. Team Jacob. It’s a surprising decision to say the least. The Canucks have always maintained that Roberto Luongo is its number 1 goalie. So why...

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Surprises, Disappointments and Some Perspective 9

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: Surprises, Disappointments and Some Perspective

[Inspired by Arsenio Hall’s “Things That Make You Go Hmmm…”, Clayton Imoo talks about Canucks-related things that make him go hmmm.  You can follow Clay on Twitter at (@canuckclay) or on his website, Clay’s Canucks Commentary.] Photo credit: Yahoo Sports I’m taking a break from planning my Saturday morning “Ruin the Bruins” party to offer up a few quick thoughts as the Canucks have reached the midway point of the season.  It feels so strange to type the word “morning” when blogging about a hockey game, but I digress. On this eve of the Stanley Cup Finals rematch, here are...

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Upping the ante: The Boston Bruins rivalry re-visited 0

Upping the ante: The Boston Bruins rivalry re-visited

Photo credit: Vancouver Province Respect is a life and death struggle on that 85 x 200 sheet of ice. Most players are tight-lipped with the word in the locker room, but beyond just salaries and winning or losing games, respect is the richest prize in hockey. If you know anything about the Vancouver Canucks, you know they’ll be looking to reclaim some respect on Saturday when they meet the Boston Bruins for the very first time since the B’s won Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals and flew out of a rioting city with hockey’s most cherished prize in...

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Canucks Review and Preview: January 2 to January 8, 2012 1

Canucks Review and Preview: January 2 to January 8, 2012

[Every week, Caylie King looks at the Canucks week that was and the Canucks week ahead.  You can follow Caylie on Twitter (@CayKing.)] The Canucks looked to end 2011 with a California sweep, unfortunately they just fell short due to a poor effort against the Los Angeles Kings. A new year brings the same expectations. They had a fantastic month of December and we expect much of the same to finish off the season and continue on into the playoffs. Captain Henrik and his crew head back to Rogers Arena to play two home games and then head to Beantown...

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Out of Town Notebook: Boogaard, Fisticuffs and NHL Realignment 0

Out of Town Notebook: Boogaard, Fisticuffs and NHL Realignment

Some quick thoughts on two issues dominating NHL talk right now: Derek Boogaard and Fighting in the NHL For anyone who’s been living under a rock, here’s the original New York Times story about the study of Derek Boogaard’s brain. The results of the study shouldn’t surprise anyone. If you’re a fighter, and you get punched in the head a lot, it’s logical the impact of these blows will have an effect on your brain and brain function. The larger issue here is that, as scientists continue to show conclusive evidence that hockey fights endanger the health of those involved,...

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Out of Town Notebook: The Real Eastern Conference Quarter Pole Standings 1

Out of Town Notebook: The Real Eastern Conference Quarter Pole Standings

In part one we looked at the first quarter for teams in the Western Conference. Now let’s take a look at the East. Eastern Conference 1. New York Rangers – 27 Points Powerplay: 25 / Penalty Kill: 9 / Goals For: 15 / Goals Against: 2 What’s working: Henrik Lundquist for starters. He’s the biggest reason why the team is among the league leaders in goals against. In the absence of Marc Staal (concussion), Ryan McDonagh and Dan Girardi have capably stepped up on the blueline, while defenseman Michael Del Zotto has re-found his game. Marian Gaborik has gotten hot...

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