March 09 2012 12:27PM
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 hold hands in a bike lane with Dave Pratt and You Can Play, while St. Paddy's Day NHL gear and the lack of a Shanaban are so bad they should relocated to Glendale.
March 08 2012 11:33PM
The Vancouver Canucks played the Winnipeg Jets for the first time in 16 years was the storyline coming into this one, although, I do believe they played Atlanta last spring, and Phoenix last week, so I'm not too sure about the factual basis for this one. What I do know, however, is that Winnipeg is an alright team in the playoff race, held back by some shaky goaltending.
That wasn't really on display tonight, however. The Canucks put three past Ondrej Pavelec, one by Ryan Kesler, one by Alex Edler and one by Sammy Pahlsson, but they also took 45 shots on goal and came back from a third period deficit to win 3-2.
For further analysis, Statistical Three Stars, Statistical Three Goats, and scoring chances, click after the jump…
March 08 2012 04:37PM
Daniel Sedin: Slumping. Via Pucktures.
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March 08 2012 01:38PM
Chris Higgins is smiling sweetly because he's back in the top-6!
This is a weekly feature that will highlight The Good, The Bad and The *fill in the blank* exciting things that are currently happening in the NHL. Will Logan Couture ever tweet anything exciting? Are the Sedins ever going to score goals again? Will Ryan Kesler one day have a statue dedicated to him? Hockey: it’s all fun and games until your team starts to lose.
March 08 2012 10:27AM
Over the summer, the rotting corpse of the Winnipeg Jets was reanimated, and crawled from its tomb in horror film fashion - finally sticking its creepy, decomposed hand out from the dirt in early September. The spirit of the Jets is alive again (it simply had to occupy the former body of the Atlanta Thrashers) and currently is holding down a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
For what feelsl ike months the Canucks have played games that barely matter to them, against teams clawing desperately to punch their ticket to the postseason dance, and tonight will be no exception. Will Vancouver's team end their run of mediocrity, or will they lose their third straight at home?
A more thorough preview, underlying numbers and the three keys to the game after the jump!