April 25 2015 11:21PM
Well, that was it. In the most important game of the season, the Canucks blew a 3-0 lead, allowed 7 goals, and lost to the Calgary Flames. I hope you all forgive me for a bit of a rambling postgame tonight. I'm as depressed and angry about this outcome as any of you are, and I'm certain we'll have ample opportunity to pick over this carcass in the coming weeks and months.
For a look at where it all went wrong and some parting thoughts on the 2014-2015 season, join me after the jump.
April 25 2015 02:54PM
After getting blown out by the Brandon Wheat Kings in game 1 of the WHL's Eastern Conference finals yesterday night, the Calgary Hitmen will be in tough to tie the series back up, as they will be without the services of Jake Virtanen. Vancouver's 6th overall draft pick this past summer has reportedly been suspended for a "to be determined" amount of time for a headshot in the dying moments of the Hitmen's huge loss.
For a look at the play that got Virtanen in trouble with the league, read past the jump.
April 23 2015 11:47PM
With their season on the line Thursday night, the Canucks came out and controlled the Calgary Flames. Once again, they fell behind early, but as they've done so many times this season, Vancouver battled back and thanks to another banner performance from the Sedin twins, managed to skate away with a 2-1 victory in the fifth game of their first round series.
Although it was a strong effort, it was far from perfect, and the Canucks will need to be even better still if they want to beat Calgary on their home ice in game 6 to once again keep their season alive. Join us after the jump for a recap of Vancouver's huge game 5 win.
April 23 2015 03:01PM
As I'm sure you've heard, Vancouver plays what could be their final game of the season tonight after falling behind 3 games to 1 to the Calgary Flames. It's very nearly the worst case scenario for the Canucks as they find themselves in an incredibly tough spot and are without a doubt on the ropes.
Still, the series isn't over until it's over, and Vancouver has a fighting chance. But with no room for error, every single thing has to go perfectly in order for the Canucks to advance to the second round of the playoffs.
Here are five things that have to happen for Vancouver to win the next three games and come all the way back to knock off the Calgary Flames.
April 22 2015 04:02PM
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With Alex Burrows now confirmed to be sidelined for the remainder of Vancouver's first round series against the Calgary Flames, the Canucks will now turn to a Calgary castoff and a playoff rookie to help them turn their fortunes around and do the improbable.
Trade deadline acquisition Sven Baertschi will reportedly suit up on Thursday for game 5 for his NHL playoff debut. Read past the jump for more.