April 06 2015 11:44PM
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Hosting a team that's fighting tooth and nail for a playoff spot in the L.A. Kings, you just knew the Vancouver Canucks were going to have to bring their A-game. Should be the case most nights, but the Canucks have struggled to find their footing of late and had dropped two straight contests going into tonight's game.
That wasn't the case tonight! The Canucks got off to their patented slow start, but recovered nicely to push back and force the game to overtime with a nifty goal from the Sedin twins in the third. Overtime solved nothing and it took a Chris Higgins goal in the shootout to secure the victory in front of the Rogers Arena faithful. Eddie Lack had 36-saves on the night, helping to secure the Canucks 2-1 shootout victory over the Kings.
April 06 2015 10:35PM
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Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin and his brother Daniel Sedin were flying in Monday night's crucial tilt against the Los Angeles Kings.
Dominant throughout the contest, the twins combined on a milestone third period tally that tied the game. The goal was Daniel's - a hard, accurate slapshot that resulted from several give-and-go passes between him and his brother - and the assist was the 700th of Henrik's career.
April 06 2015 05:24PM
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Obviously you don't need numbers or a graphing calculator to know that Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat, who just celebrated his 20th birthday this weekend, has improved enormously over the course of his rookie season. All you need is two eyes, a commitment to following the Canucks closely, and a basic understanding of hockey.
Quantifying things can be fun though, and graphs can be fun too, especially when they're telling us good news and confirming what we already know.
April 06 2015 03:00PM
After dropping the last two games on their most recent Central division road swing, the Western Conference playoff race is suddenly back nipping at the Canucks' heels. With just a three point lead on the 9th place Jets, the chasing teams are getting a bit too close for comfort.
But just how in danger are the Canucks? Is there still a realistic chance they miss the playoffs? If so, what is it? Join us after the jump to find out.
April 06 2015 01:00PM
Not getting it done on Saturday forces the Canucks to make it right tonight. The LA Kings are in town, unless you've lived under a rock the past few days. But even if you had, you knew that before, so stop living under a rock! The wounds are still fresh after that epic playoff-like game two weeks ago and both teams desperately want the win this evening.
No doubt Tyler Toffoli will be public enemy number one after his blatant cheap shot on Alex Burrows last game. Derek Dorsett, Kevin Bieksa, or - the turtle whisperer himself - Jannik Hansen may exact some revenge if Burrows doesn't. This one is a big 4 point game and some may talk about clinching after it's over. They don't get bigger than this.