Labarbera-shop quartet, Canucks beat 'Yotes in shootout; Recap and chance data

Cam Charron
February 13 2012 11:44PM

(This photo can't be from this game, because it assumes there was some sort of action going on)

The title is in vague reference to the four goals that former Vancouver Canuck backup Jason Labarbera allowed in the shootout, beaten on all corners of the map: a shot five-hole, a deke stick side, a deke glove side and a shot stick side. His opposite Roberto Luongo fared only slightly better, who looked good on both of his shootout saves and terribly out of place on the three he allowed along with one that fell off the stick of (former Kamloops Blazer) Shane Doan.

Anyway, we care about more than the shootout. Canucks Army readers care about process, not results. Click past the jump for analysis, the Statistical Three Stars, Three Goats, and Scoring Chance data...

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Headshots February 13th

Thomas Drance
February 13 2012 03:13PM

Mats and the twins sporting the sweaters that made them icons.

Headshots are a Canucks Army feature where we link to the day's freshest news, and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you've written a blogpost, produced a tribute video or birthed a clever .gif into existence - please e-mail Thom at

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The Jerk-Puck Puzzle: So, Duco?

Thomas Drance
February 13 2012 02:07PM


Mike Duco had a controversial start to his Canucks tenure, but since, he's done nothing but impress. He looks like he's straight out of the 19th Century with that villainous facial hair; and his penchant for targeting the opposition's stars (or those players taking liberties with Canucks skaters) has earned him praise from the team's closest observers. As was pointed out today on Twitter: Mike Duco plays hockey like a guided ballistic missile

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Game #56 Preview - Hot Dog Eating Contest

Cam Davie
February 13 2012 12:04PM

Oh, look, the start of a Hockey Hug!
(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Game Day Recon: Game #56 - Coyotes @ Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks return home after an incredibly successful four-game road trip, where they claimed 7 of a possible 8 points. The Canucks haven't exactly been slouches at home either, and 16 of their remaining 27 games are in the friendly confines of Rogers Arena, starting tonight.

The Canucks don't exactly open up this home stretch against a cupcake either. The Phoenix Coyotes have been on fire of late, winning five in a row, including a 3-0 shutout win against the high-flying, high-scoring Chicago Blackhawks. The Canucks will be out to feast on some Hot Dogs, and some home cookin' might just do the trick.

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Searching for Salo - Or Someone to Take his Place

Jeff Paterson
February 13 2012 08:39AM

There's a line of thinking that the Vancouver Canucks must acquire a defenseman ahead of this month’s trade deadline, to provide insurance in the event of another – and likely inevitable -- Sami Salo injury. However, after watching the Canucks game on Saturday night in Calgary, it seems that Mike Gillis should be looking to pull the trigger on a deal to acquire someone who can play ahead of Salo, even when the veteran defenseman is healthy and in the line-up.

Read on after the break!

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