CANUCKS POSTGAME #22: MARKSTROM, HORVAT LEAD CANUCKS TO 3-2 SHOOTOUT WIN

Taylor Perry
November 26 2016 11:41PM

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For the second consecutive Saturday, the Vancouver Canucks found themselves playing beyond 60 minutes. But unlike last week, the club managed to emerge as 3-2 shootout victors. Playing its second game in as many nights, the Canucks got out to a great start against the Colorado Avalanche and kept the game close the rest of the way - relying on goaltender Jacob Markstrom for some overtime heroics and Bo Horvat for some timely offence.

The victory may have come at a cost, however. The Canucks lost defenceman Alex Edler after only five shifts after he blocked a shot in the first period. Playing the remainder of the game with only five defenseman - at altitude, no less - the Canucks battled hard and found a way to leave Denver with two points.

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CANUCKS ARMY GDT# 22 - CANUCKS @ AVALANCHE (HNIC)

Always90four
November 26 2016 01:51PM

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Man, what a heartbreaker last night was! The Canucks look to bounce back this evening against an Avalanche team that has bounced around both win and loss columns in the past week or so. Things aren't so bad if you look and realize the Avalanche are TIED with the Canucks right now in the standings.

That means both of them are struggling to be competitive. It's the first meeting of the season between these two teams and if the Oilers can beat these guys, so can the Canucks.

Let's do this! 

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Canucks Army Postgame #21: The Lone Goal State

Jackson McDonald
November 25 2016 10:01PM

As far as losses go, this one wasn't so bad. The Canucks went toe-to-toe with one of the best offensive teams in the league and were more or less able to match their intensity for the majority of the game. They came away from tonight's game with the lead in shots and scoring chances. Unfortunately, "close enough" rarely is, and the Canucks fell to 8-11-2.

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Canucks Army Roundtable: Draft Day

Matthew Henderson
November 25 2016 04:58PM

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The NHL officially expanded this week, with the unveiling of the Vegas Golden Corral Knights as the 31st NHL team. With that comes the obvious question of "Who will play for the team?" As we all know, there will be an expansion draft in the summer where Vegas will begin to build their squad, and with them taking a player from all other 30 teams, they could get a decent player or two. With the Canucks having some important players that need to be protected, they could have to leave a good player up for grabs.

I'll probably ask this again closer to when there's a better idea, but I decided to ask the team at this point in the season, who do they see being plucked from the roster?

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Alexandre Grenier Recalled from Utica Comets

Cat Silverman
November 25 2016 03:04PM

Remember that guy, Alex Grenier? 

Last season, he played in his first six career NHL games - failing to record a point in the process. 

This fall, he was then waived, and subsequently reassigned to the AHL's Utica Comets. He's been there all season. 

Now, he's back up. 

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