October 13 2015 04:00PM
So I'd say we faired pretty well against the Ducks last night, no? It's early, but there were some impressive things to take from it: Miller looks great, Cracknell surprisingly good as well and Brandon Sutter is not too shabby with the Twins. Ya, I know.
But that was yesterday and this is today. Quick turn around and up the I-5 to Los Angeles to face our new arch nemesis circa 2012, the Kings. Both the Sharks and Coyotes have crushed LA to start the year and believe it or not, the Canucks are playing some decent puck. This is the Canucks first look at their 2016 free agent Milan Lucic. I have a feeling it's gonna be a rough year for him, boo hoo!
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 13 2015 02:12PM
The moment that many fans have been waiting for will finally arrive tonight, as the Vancouver Canucks have confirmed that Jake Virtanen will make his NHL debut against the Los Angeles Kings.
October 13 2015 10:00AM
The Canucks took part in three spoiled home openers this week. With these came some fun celebrations, a swearing Sedin, and a weird but fun new nickname!
October 12 2015 11:39PM
Adam "Ovechkin" Cracknell, everyone pic.twitter.com/m73MzdovyD— CanucksArmy (@CanucksArmy) October 13, 2015
The Canucks entered tonight's contest an upbeat 1-0-1 after a home and home with the Calgary Flames.
It may be early, but it's looking as though the reports of Vancouver's death have been greatly exaggerated. Vancouver looks faster, is younger and perhaps most importantly, are receiving goaltending the likes of which we haven't seen since Roberto Luongo's hay-days.
While the circumstances may vary, this isn't the first such surge out of the gates by a supposedly declining Canucks lineup. If memory serves, we've taken this ride the two seasons prior. Similarly to these years past, the Canucks mettle has been tested early with a daunting California road trip. These serve to either validate the Canucks status in the present or reaffirm their investment in the future - annually, it seems.
With that in mind, the Canucks entered the Honda Center to face off with the Anaheim Ducks. In sticking with their Canadian roots, they gave us plenty to be thankful for as we embark on the working week.
October 12 2015 10:57PM
♫ Hello Muddah Hello Fatha Here I Am At Camp Vrbata ♫ pic.twitter.com/hWrqYiwrwj— CanucksArmy (@CanucksArmy) October 13, 2015
The Vancouver Canucks have defeated the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 in a shootout thriller! We've got a recap coming for you in just a few minutes, but in the meantime, scroll past the jump for a quick look at how things came to be.