March 30 2015 01:02PM
One look at the standings today and its plain as day, the Canucks let a big lead get away from them. However, cheering for the Canucks as long as I have or you have will show that it's always been done this way: difficult and agonizing.
The Canucks head to the land of BBQ ribs, brisket and basically any meal that begs for BBQ sauce: St. Louis; a road city most welcome. Vancouver's road record is pretty good this year (22-12-3) and with the Canucks taking the last two games against the Blues, tonight should follow suit. After losing to the Stars in OT on Saturday, every point is crucial with LA and Calgary breathing down the Canucks neck. Their breath is stinky like no breakfast, 2 coffees, no brushing teeth breath. It's bad. They need some distance.
March 29 2015 09:30PM
Spring has sprung, the playoffs are almost here, it's Wrestlemania Sunday, and if that wasn't enough it's time for First Star, Worst Star!
March 29 2015 04:30PM
With all the hubbub of defensive prospect activity going on in the last few weeks, from the signing of Ashton Sautner, to the persuasion of Ben Hutton to leave college, and the panic starting to rise on the signing of Jordan Subban – now is a good time to start looking forward at next season to try and guess where each of Vancouver's defensive prospects will be playing.
March 29 2015 10:19AM
Mathew Barzal is an exceptional young hockey player. Size concerns and a significant injury have him lagging behind the top of the draft in terms of buzz, but don't be fooled about him. Young Barzal is among the very best players available in this year's draft.
March 29 2015 12:35AM
The Dallas Stars first line center tonight yo https://t.co/vPj6CKVTn7— J.D. Jerk (@JDylanBurke) March 29, 2015
With the Los Angeles Kings loss earlier tonight, the Vancouver Canucks had a great opportunity to create some distance between themselves and their southern Californian counterparts. Not only that, but with a victory tonight, the Canucks could effectively eliminate the Dallas Stars from the playoffs as well.
With a 2-1 lead going into the third, it seemed the likeliest of outcomes. The Canucks, of course, have a nasty habit of shooting themselves in the foot and did so again tonight, surrendering two straight to the Stars in the final frame. The Canucks mounted a late push to draw even and send it to overtime, before surrendering a John Klingberg goal to drop tonight's contest 4-3 in front of the Rogers Arena faithful.
Lets break it down on the other side of the jump.