October 23 2014 10:32PM
It's no secret that Ryan Miller struggled in St. Louis after he was dealt there last year. It's also no secret than the Canucks goalies have struggled to stop pucks at 5-on-5 this season, entering the night with among the worst 5-on-5 save percentages in the entire NHL. So, while Ryan Miller is a professional and wants to win every night, he had plenty of added motivation to turn in a strong performance against his brief former team.
And Miller certainly fulfilled his end of the bargain, stopping 31 of 32 shots, and all 27 Blues shots at even strength, in a 4-1 Canucks win. Vancouver wasn't a 4-to-1 score better than the Blues tonight, but they weren't 6-to-3 worse than Dallas on Tuesday either. It all evens out in the long run though, and a win in October is the same as a win in April.
Read past the jump for a recap.
October 23 2014 03:30PM
The St. Louis Blues and Vancouver Canucks have both gotten off to a similar start to the year. Neither team is piling up the wins out of the gate, but both teams have put up very impressive possession numbers - St. Louis is 3rd in 5v5 Corsi%, while Vancouver is 5th. The main difference is that while St. Louis has seen the second worst shooting percentage in the NHL, Vancouver has received the third worst goaltending.
Tonight's 5:00 PM showdown in St. Louis then is the extremely stoppable force against the highly movable object. Read past the jump for expected lineups and a more in-depth look at tonight's game.
October 22 2014 04:40PM
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 21 2014 10:35PM
There are some games when everything goes perfectly right - all your stretch passes become tape-to-tape breakaways, all your shots from the high slot go bar-down, all bounces off the back boards land flush on someone's stick, all your defensive reads are perfect, and all your opponents are just a step out of position. Well, the Dallas Stars had one of those games tonight. The Vancouver Canucks did not.
The game was over before it really could get going, as Dallas capitalized on seemingly every single chance they had, potting six goals before the game was even halfway finished, en route to a 6-3 win. Read past the jump for a recap.
October 21 2014 05:57PM
After 10 points in 4 games this past week, Canucks prospect Cole Cassels has been named the CHL Player of the Week, becoming the first Canucks prospect to win the award since Alex Mallet was recognized back in April 2012.
For a look at Cassels' season to date, read past the jump.