Game #54 Preview - They Don't Play These Games on Paper

Cam Davie
February 09 2012 12:18PM


A lovely scene from the Canucks last win at Xcel, almost a year ago.
Mikael Samuelsson scored and the Canucks had 14 total shots.
(Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Image)

Game Day Recon: Game #54 - Canucks @ Wild

As the saying goes, they don't play these games on paper. If they did, this game would be an absolute blowout for the Vancouver Canucks. They lead, if not dominate, in every relevant statistical category over the Minnesota Wild, and their underlying numbers are far superior as well...

Sadly, they DON'T play these games on paper. And that's a good thing for the Wild, because they are beating the odds and have actually won enough hockey games to remains in the top-8 in the West. For now.

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21 Overtime Salute for Canucks Who Refuse to Lose in OT

Jeff Paterson
February 09 2012 10:29AM


Ebbett celebrates an GWG in OT against San Jose in December. The Canucks haven't lost in OT in a calender year.

21 and counting. That’s what the Vancouver Canucks streak is up to in regular-season games without an overtime loss. Oh sure, until recently, there have been more than a few shootout setbacks along the way. But the Vancouver Canucks are – and have been for a while now – bulletproof in regular season overtimes.

Read more about the team's incredible streak after break!

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Shootout Math: Applications of QualCLUTCH

Cam Charron
February 09 2012 07:18AM


Alex Edler upsets the ladies with his shootout prowess.

You've probably noticed but four of the last five games the Vancouver Canucks have played have been settled in a shootout. This isn't necessarily horrible, at least the home team has been picking up points. They're also giving us more to fret about over the last week or so than any discussion about obnoxious tie games and how they're ruining hockey, so there's that too.

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Headshots February 8th

Cam Davie
February 08 2012 03:01PM

You gotta feel good for Byron Bitz after two hellish years of surgery and recovery.
You gotta feel bad for the "professional" photog who took this picture. Seriously, centre the damn thing!
(Photo from AP Photo/Mike Strasinger)

Headshots are a Canucks Army feature where we link to the day's freshest news, and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you've written a blogpost, produced a tribute video or birthed a clever .gif into existence - please e-mail Thom at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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Canucks Week in Tweets - Feb. 8th

John Cullen
February 08 2012 11:24AM

Hey everyone, welcome to "The #Canucks Week in Tweets!" Every week, I plan on bringing you the best of the Canucks on Twitter, from the reasonable to the totally ridiculous (okay, mostly ridiculous)! If you see a tweet you think should be featured here, get in touch with me at @cullenthecomic!

Are we ever going to get over this? He’s an elite goalie. The game in question? Yeah, he basically got us a point in that one. And someone needs to say it: he’s better than Cory Schneider. Schneider is great and I’m stoked we have him, but Luongo is the better goalie at this point in time. So let’s take a minute and all collectively get over this, shall we?

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