February 19 2015 02:06PM
After picking up a gutsy win over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night, the Vancouver Canucks embark on a five-game Eastern road swing, beginning tonight in Madison Square Garden as they take on the New York Rangers and former bench boss Alain Vigneault. With the Kings and Wild winning last night and the Flames picking up a point as well, the Western Conference playoff race is only getting tighter, so the Canucks are in need of a big two points.
Read past the jump for a preview of tonight's game.
February 17 2015 11:00AM
In this episode of the Hockey Graphs podcast, Rhys and Garret discuss Chris Tanev's contract situation, Olli Jokinen's journeyman career, look at the top trade targets available, and discuss the Jets and Canucks strategies to approaching the trade deadline. Join us after the jump to listen!
February 16 2015 01:08PM
After a disappointing 3-2 loss to the Calgary Flames on Saturday, the Canucks are back looking to pull ahead of their Western conference rivals in the chase for the final playoff spots in the Pacific. They missed a chance to go 4 points up on both the Flames and Wild, and now find themselves in a position where a loss tonight could put them outside the playoff picture by tomorrow morning.
As if that wasn't enough, they'll be playing tonight without arguably their best defenseman against the hottest team in the NHL. Read past the jump for a preview.
February 14 2015 01:45PM
After an entertaining 5-2 win over the Boston Bruins just last night at Rogers Arena, the Canucks hit the road and look to avoid any talk of a "letdown" game against the Calgary Flames. Despite the Flames awful 5-on-5 play this season, it won't be easy as the team is essentially playing a road back-to-back, and Ryan Miller is getting his second start in two days.
The Flames are also desperately trying to cling to a hard-earned playoff spot, so they'll be more than motivated to put forth their best effort on Hockey Day in Canada. Read past the jump for a preview.
February 13 2015 01:33PM
After a brief 2-game road swing, the Canucks are back in action tonight to take on the Boston Bruins. With Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand, and Zdeno Chara still in the opposing lineup, and Derek Dorsett, Ryan Miller and Willie Desjardins joining the Canucks, the fires of hate still burn deeply, but not all of it stems from 2011 anymore. Regardless, if Wednesday's game against Chicago is any indication how Vancouver will play tonight, it should be a fun game.
Read past the jump for a preview.