April 23 2015 07:21PM
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It's a do-or-die Game 5 for the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.
Facing a Calgary Flames team that has proven exceedingly difficult to stick goals into, the Canucks are desperate and they need their best players to produce.
The Sedin twins have controlled play all series long, but they've been unable to beat Jonas Hiller. Flames players and Bob Hartley have boasted about their success at keeping the Flames to the outside throughout the series, and Daniel and Henrik have combined for two total points in four games.
Now the twins' regular triggerman is out of the lineup, and instead of playing with Radim Vrbata - the club's only 30 goal scorer and the team MVP - the twins are playing with Jannik Hansen. Does it make any sense?
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 23 2015 01:00PM
The Canucks season could come to an end tonight and Canucks fans would then have to choose between Ryan Kesler and Hockey Night's sons, Michael Ferland and 18 year old Sam Bennett. This team probably owes its fans at least a few extra days to make such a decision.
April 23 2015 11:00AM
We are back with another edition of the Canucks Weekly Prospect Report, where I dig into all the latest stats, rumours, gossip, news, achievements, and even made up stories from around the different junior hockey leagues. We look into the play of all (non-AHL) Canucks prospects from the CHL, NCAA, Europe, and even the ECHL.
Without further ado, continue past the jump to see what went down!
April 23 2015 09:00AM
FLAMES LEAD SERIES 3-1
Have you calmed down yet? Have you stepped off the ledge? The Vancouver Canucks have dug themselves quite a hole in the series and haven't shown they can climb out. But you know what, it's time to suck it up, Canucks fans!
So what if they're down 3-1; its happened plenty of times in the team's history. We could all complain about how bad the team has been or why we REALLY DON'T CARE that Sam Bennett is 18 years old and awesome; this is Game 5, it's in Vancouver, and if you think it's over tonight you're dead wrong! We are all Canucks? You're FLIPPIN right we are!