February 25 2012 10:05AM
No Canuck is more clutch than Alex Burrows, right? Thursday night's shootout winner in Detroit was just another moment in a long line of big plays by Burrows. He scored the Overtime winner in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals just 11 seconds in and probably scored the biggest goal in franchise history with the slapshot over the right shoulder of Corey Crawford.
February 24 2012 08:59PM
After ending the longest home winning streak in NHL history on Thursday, the Vancouver Canucks turned it around instantly on Friday to visit another tough opponent in the New Jersey Devils. After withstanding a couple of early chances, the Canucks got a goal from an unlikely candidate—Aaron Rome—to open the scoring and then got the winner off of Mason Raymond's stick in the second while goaltender Cory Schneider held the Canucks in it despite a barrage of quality shots off New Jersey sticks.
For a full recap and scoring chance numbers, click past the jump:
February 24 2012 02:21PM
Jeff Brown (on the left) was a quality addition at the 94 trade deadline. Also: looked like Kyle Wellwood, sorta.
Today we continue our exhaustive "Trade Deadline Preview" series. We started off on Tuesday with an inventory of Canucks cap-space, needs and tradable assets, then Cam Charron looked at the team's recent deadline history on Wednesday. Finally Jeff Angus looked at five of the bigger-name forwards who could become available, and who the Canucks should target at the deadline. Today in a companion piece to Jeff's from yesterday, we'll look at five of the bigger-name defenseman who could become available.
Read on past the jump!
February 24 2012 01:38PM
The Good and the Bad of this past week.
It's Friday. So we close out the "Week That Was" with our latest volume of... "Cheers and Jeers!"
This week, I give a fatherly pat on the back to Baumer, Goon and the STREAKBREAKER, while I send the Hurricanes, Scott Howson and crybabies to their room without dinner.
February 24 2012 11:42AM
Honey Badger don't care about future Hall of Fame goaltenders.
(Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)
Game Day Recon: Game #62 - Canucks @ Devils
The Canucks and the Red Wings played last night, and it was arguably the game of the season for both clubs. They put on the type of hockey-playing clinic that you want to show non-hockey fans and say, "See? THIS is how the game should be played. THIS is how good our game is."
And 24 hours later, the Canucks play the New Jersey Devils. /sad trombone.