April 19 2015 09:00AM
SERIES TIED 1-1
EDDIE, EDDIE, EDDIE!!! Now THAT was playoff hockey! The Canucks buried any memories from Game 1 and absolutely dominated the Flames from the opening puck drop. The series now shifts to the
wonderful city of Calgary for Game 3 this evening. The Flames are already playing hurt, and the hurts are attached to some of their VIPs (Very Insignificant Players....as far as we're concerned).
The Canucks brought the house in Game 2 and proved they can take this series over if they continue that style of play. Ronalds Kenins scored his first ever playoff goal and it was a big one. He brought the murders, but so did half of the 'Nucks as well. The brouhaha that ended Game 2 will probably make the Flames think twice about doing that again. Derek Dorsett, anyone?
April 18 2015 08:31PM
The Vancouver Canucks' top minor league affiliate the Utica Comets finished off their regular season on Saturday night with a 3-2 victory over the Adirondack Flames in the 12th meeting of the season between the two New York rivals.
Canucks prospects Darren Archibald, Adam Clendenning and Alex Friesen all scored as the Comets pulled ahead to a 3-0 lead. With 30 seconds left the Comets had to withstand an onslaught of goals against that almost saw the Flames tie up the game.
Continue past the jump to read about the outcome of the game and what lies ahead for the Comets.
Flames' Deryk Engelland has instigator penalty rescinded; Hartley fined $50,000 for inciting late line brawl
April 18 2015 03:49PM
Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports
The NHL got this one right.
On Saturday the league announced that the instigator penalty assessed to Calgary Flames defenseman Deryk Engelland during a late line brawl in Game 2 of Calgary's opening round series against the Vancouver Canucks has been rescinded. As a result Engelland will avoid an automatic suspension and be available to play in Game 3 on Sunday night.
Though the league decided that Engelland's behaviour didn't warrant a suspension, and I think most people who watched the game were rather confused when they got a look at how the penalties broke down, the NHL has fined Flames coach Bob Hartley $50,000 dollars for his role in inciting the brawl.
Nation World HQ
April 18 2015 07:30AM
In an effort to keep fans aware of the comings and goings of the other teams in the
Smythe Pacific Division… The fine folks at The Royal Half have created the Pacific War Room… a wrap-up of the past season in the Pacific from some of the best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams. In order of the Pacific Division standings… we present the Pacific War Room!
April 17 2015 11:43PM
"HEY! HEY YOU! I KNOW YOUR NAME" pic.twitter.com/qC0v1pNRsK— Wyatt Arndt (@TheStanchion) April 18, 2015
Not only did the Vancouver Canucks even their series with the Calgary Flames in emphatic fashion with a 4-1 win Friday night, but there's also some legitimate hatred in this series now! For a recap of Vancouver's series-tying win and a look at the chaos to close out the night, read after the jump.