April 01 2015 09:06AM
It's a rare example of Alex Burrows receiving the benefit of the doubt.
The hand of the NHL's Department of Player Safety has reportedly been stayed and the pesky Vancouver Canucks winger will not be facing a disciplinary hearing for interfering with Nashville Predators checker Paul Gaustad on Tuesday night, according to TVA's Renaud Lavoie.
Read on past the jump.
April 01 2015 09:00AM
We are back with another edition of the Canucks Weekly Prospect Report where I dig into all the latest stats, rumours, gossip, news, achievements, and even made up stories from around the different junior hockey leagues. We look into the play of all (non-AHL) Canucks prospects from the CHL, NCAA, Europe, and even the ECHL.
Without further ado, continue past the jump to see what went down!
March 31 2015 11:33PM
Tonight was a schedule loss for the Vancouver Canucks. Coming off a tough game less than 24 hours prior, travelling overnight into a hostile city, and facing one of the NHL's best home teams with a tired goalie in net, Vancouver had no business winning this game. Finding themselves down 2-0 early with a shaky Eddie Lack, it looked like the game story would be written early.
Oh, but it wasn't even close. The Canucks got some fantastic offensive performances from their depth lines, managed to capitalize on their opportunities once again, and sneaked four pucks past Pekka Rinne en route to a 5-4 shootout win, nearly ensuring a playoff berth in 2014-2015.
But even THAT won't turn out to be the story of this game. Oh no, we have some controversy on our hands tonight. Perhaps you've even read some of our coverage already. Regardless if you have or not, join us after the jump as we break it all down.
March 31 2015 08:57PM
Photo Credit: Sergei Belski/USA TODAY Sports
Following a very strange series of events Vancouver Canucks veterans Kevin Bieksa and Alex Burrows were both assessed a game misconduct late in Tuesday night's game oddly officiated game against the Nashville Predators.
We'll try and unpack what occurred after the jump.
March 31 2015 06:52PM
Photo Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports
Early in the first period of the Vancouver Canucks' Tuesday night game against the Nashville Predators, Canucks defender Kevin Bieksa caught Predators forward Viktor Stalberg with an illegal check to the head.
Bieksa was assessed a minor penalty on the play and Stalberg left the game rather woozily with an apparent head injury. The Swedish winger returned and took another shift within five minutes on the game clock though, and the Predators cashed in on the ensuring power-play opportunity.
So will Bieksa be hearing from the league as a result of the hit? Let's discuss it on the other side of the jump.