January 03 2017 12:19AM
Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin - USA TODAY Sports
Riding the high of a three-game win streak, the Canucks played host to the sinking Colorado Avalanche in a slugfest for the ages. Not the kind that involves two heavyweights trading shots, so much as a pair of slugs dragging their way to the finish line.
That's just the way Canucks Head Coach Willie Desjardins wants it, too. When the team rails on about structure, this is what they have in mind.
It's hard to argue with the results -- tonight's, at the very least. Vancouver was far and away the better team at even strength, especially when one considers they had the lead for much of the game. Sven Baertschi led the way offensively for the Canucks, contributing a pair of goals.
When the final horn sounded, the Canucks left tonight's game winners of four in a row with a 3-2 victory. Ryan Miller stopped 24 of the Avs 26 shots. Calvin Pickard stopped 21 of 24 Canucks shots.
January 02 2017 03:35PM
After losing to the Americans on New Year's Eve, Canada will be facing off against the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals.
January 02 2017 01:00PM
It looks like the Christmas break was well-needed and well-received by the Canucks this year. Looking for a fresh start from their up-and-down first half, the team benefitted from the extra sleep, family time, and yummy food.
It was an encouraging week for the Canucks as they came out on top in each of their three games this week. Henrik Sedin inches closer and closer to his 1,000-point milestone, while Bo Horvat has started a 3-game point streak. With that being said, let's dive in to successful the week that was.
January 02 2017 11:35AM
It was announced this morning that defenceman Andrey Pedan has been returned to the Utica Comets
January 02 2017 11:00AM
Happy New Years folks!
Your Vancouver Canucks are holders of a 3 game win streak and it feels pretty awesome! It's evident that there are still plenty of things to fix with this club but they're getting better results. Tonight, the Colorado Avalanche come to town sporting the worst record in the league.
This also means the Canucks probably won't be in on Nolan Patrick this year and with the Avalanche's season already in the dumps, the rumours of Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog getting traded will once again start heating up.
I suppose Vancouver could use either of those guys.