December 22 2014 11:52PM
The Arizona Coyotes got the short end of the scheduling stick - they didn't get the fragile Canucks of last week and managed to just narrowly avoid them escaping a regression induced tunnel with that tightly fought and contested slump-busting victory on Saturday.
Instead, they caught a confident and rejuvenated Vancouver club that was due for serious offensive regression in the most positive sense. It came early and often in a wave of first period goals that proved too much for the offensively adverse Coyotes to overcome.
When it was all said and done, the Canucks managed to ensure they entered the Christmas break on a positive note, thumping the Coyotes by a final score of 7-1. Find out how on the other side of the jump.
December 22 2014 01:45PM
After bumping their losing slump against the Calgary Flames, the Vancouver Canucks face another struggling opponent tonight in their final game before the Christmas break, wrapping up their four-game home stand against the Arizona Coyotes. The 'Yotes are struggling mightily, going 1-5-1 in their past 7 games, and sit firmly in contention for the Connor McDavid sweepstakes, but hey, they have Martin "useless against 28 other teams" Hanzal at their disposal, so anything can happen.
Read past the jump for a preview of tonight's showdown.
December 21 2014 08:32AM
Everyone ready for Christmas? I usually leave all my gift getting until the last minute but I'm feeling generous so today my present to everyone is this weeks First Star, Worst Star!
December 21 2014 12:28AM
It's not often when the opposing team can come in to your home barn, score three goals to your two, and you still come out with the win. Well, as little sense as that sentence made, that's exactly what happened tonight as the Canucks finally broke their five game losing streak, beating the Calgary Flames by a score of 3-2 in overtime.
Read past the jump for a look back at tonight's bizarre affair.
December 20 2014 04:40PM
It's a match up of the two biggest losers in the NHL tonight on Hockey Night in Canada, as the Canucks (0-4-1 in their last 5) take on the Calgary Flames (0-7-0 in their last 7). It's a good chance for Vancouver to get back in the win column, and also a good chance to stay clear of the wild card race. The bountiful times in November are long gone, as the Canucks sit just two points ahead of the fifth place Flames in the Pacific division.
Read past the jump for a preview of tonight's important tilt against the Calgary Flames.