Another home stand has come and gone for the Vancouver Canucks and now it’s back on the road for a 4-game jaunt against 4 of the best teams in the Western Conference. Starting tonight in Phoenix, Arizona, the Canucks (10-5-1, 21 points) look to overtake the Coyotes (10-3-2, 22 points) in the Pacific Division. The Coyotes look to defend their home ice, where they haven’t lost in regulation yet this season (6-0-1). On the other hand, the Canucks take their newly-found confidence and swagger from their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, and their impressive road record, second-best...Click here to read more.
Tagged: Mike Smith
By now, you’ve seen this clip. In last night’s game against the Phoenix Coyotes, Alex Edler chased the puck behind the net and hits Mike Smith, who came out of his crease to play the puck. As a result of the hit, Edler received a five-minute major penalty, allowing the Coyotes to tie the game during the ensuing powerplay. But also, Edler apparently now has a phone hearing with the NHL later this afternoon, which means he could be facing supplemental discipline. I suppose Edler could have done more to avoid contact with Smith. (Smith sure looked like he sold...Click here to read more.
Tom Wakefield breaks down the NHL’s Western Conference Final, predicting a Kings victory.Click here to read more.
Tom Wakefield breaks down the first round of the playoffs in the Western Conference and offers his picks on series outcomes.Click here to read more.
Tom Wakefield gives his take on who should win some of the key NHL awards and takes a look at other issues around the league.Click here to read more.