Canucks' Edler, Bieksa expected to play in Game 3 vs. Flames Sunday

Thomas Drance
April 19 2015 07:41PM

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They'll play, you know they'll play... Are we pulling that one out too soon? Definitely.

Despite missing the morning skate, Vancouver Canucks defensemen Alex Edler and Kevin Bieksa appear as if they'll be in the lineup for Sunday night's crucial Game 3 of the preliminary round series between Vancouver and the Calgary Flames, according to TSN's Farhan Lalji.

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Canucks' Edler, Bieksa game-time decisions for Game 3

Thomas Drance
April 19 2015 01:17PM

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Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Edler and Kevin Bieksa weren't on the ice for the game-day skate at the Scotiabank Saddledome and should be considered game-time decisions, Willie Desjardins told reporters.

The Canucks only have one spare defender with them in Calgary, Ryan Stanton, so presumably at least one of Edler or Bieksa will play. Odds are they'll both be in the lineup.

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First Star, Worst Star: April 19, 2015

jeanshorts
April 19 2015 12:00PM

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You can't win em all, and it turns out if you're Buffalo you literally can't win anything. But YOU have won and your reward is another First Star, Worst Star!

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CANUCKS ARMY PLAYOFF GDT #3 - CANUCKS VS. FLAMES

Always90four
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?

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Utica Comets finish regular season with best record in AHL's Western Conference

Josh W
April 18 2015 08:31PM

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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.

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