October 31 2014 12:52AM
In the early going, the Montreal Canadiens have made a habit of falling behind in games and clawing their way back to earn victories either late or in the shootout. While they rolled in to Vancouver with an impressive 8-2-0 record, their underlying numbers showed some warning signs that they couldn't keep up this pace, and they were bound to drop a few games eventually.
Well, road-weary but still tenacious, the Habs managed to fall behind but claw their way back into the game once more, before the hometown Canucks finally fended them off with some beautiful Sedinery in overtime.
Read past the jump for a full recap of a hard-fought (and controversial!) 3-2 overtime win.
October 30 2014 04:45PM
Carey Price, P.K. Subban, and Max Pacioretty lead the NHL-leading Habs into Vancouver tonight to take on the Canucks. The visitors from the East are looking to bounce back from a pair of sub-par performances against the two teams in Alberta, but it will be difficult as the Canucks have been at home for a few days preparing for the road-weary original-six squad.
Read past the jump for a preview of tonight's game.
October 29 2014 01:29PM
Welcome to a new feature here on Canucks Army and all sites on the Nation Network: What Would You Do Wednesday, where we put you, yes YOU, in charge of your own imaginary Vancouver Canucks. We'll present you with a different scenario each week, and you tell us how you'd solve it in the comments section below. Give props to the answers you do like and trash the ones you don't. Easy! So let's get started:
October 28 2014 11:41PM
Tonight on Sportsnet: CAR vs VAN pic.twitter.com/YOc34ws9kP— Gráinne (@wholegrainne) October 29, 2014
As hockey fans, and hockey fans that experienced the 2010-2011 season, we're kinda jaded by the whole hockey thing sometimes. We love this game and this team and watch every game we can, yet still complain on a fairly regular basis about the entertainment value in games. "Ugh, a Tuesday night game against Carolina? What a snoozefest waiting to happen. Waste of time," you might find yourself saying as you plan your entire day around looking forward to watching that game that night.
Well, true to form, Tuesday night's game against Carolina wasn't exactly a barnburner, but it was a 4-1 win, and a game that the Canucks needed to keep pace in what's going to be a vicious and unforgiving playoff race in the Western Conference. Read past the jump for a recap.
October 28 2014 01:04PM
The Carolina Hurricanes are not a good hockey team. Cam Ward is a flaming disaster in net. Their #2 centre is injured long-term. Something called a "Riley Nash" is in their top-6 forward group. They are the only team without a win on the year. If the season ended today, they'd stand a better chance of drafting Connor McDavid than Tim Murray's abomination in Buffalo.
And yet the woeful 'Canes are a better team than their 0-5-2 record and -15 goal differential indicate, and are due for some serious positive regression. They aren't good, but they might be better than the Colorado Avalanche team that lay a beatdown on Vancouver just a few days ago. It's a dangerous game for the Canucks, and it's far from the guaranteed win night you'd be tempted to expect from the last winless team in the NHL.
Read past the jump for a full preview.