Canucks Army Prospect Report - April 1st, 2015

Josh W
April 01 2015 09:00AM

We are back with another edition of the Canucks Weekly Prospect Report where I dig into all the latest stats, rumours, gossip, news, achievements, and even made up stories from around the different junior hockey leagues. We look into the play of all (non-AHL) Canucks prospects from the CHL, NCAA, Europe, and even the ECHL.

Without further ado, continue past the jump to see what went down!

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Canucks Army Postgame: The (Attempted) Revenge Of Stephane Auger

Rhys Jessop
March 31 2015 11:33PM

Tonight was a schedule loss for the Vancouver Canucks. Coming off a tough game less than 24 hours prior, travelling overnight into a hostile city, and facing one of the NHL's best home teams with a tired goalie in net, Vancouver had no business winning this game. Finding themselves down 2-0 early with a shaky Eddie Lack, it looked like the game story would be written early.

Oh, but it wasn't even close. The Canucks got some fantastic offensive performances from their depth lines, managed to capitalize on their opportunities once again, and sneaked four pucks past Pekka Rinne en route to a 5-4 shootout win, nearly ensuring a playoff berth in 2014-2015.

But even THAT won't turn out to be the story of this game. Oh no, we have some controversy on our hands tonight. Perhaps you've even read some of our coverage already. Regardless if you have or not, join us after the jump as we break it all down.

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Burrows, Bieksa tossed from game vs. Predators

Thomas Drance
March 31 2015 08:57PM

Photo Credit: Sergei Belski/USA TODAY Sports

Following a very strange series of events Vancouver Canucks veterans Kevin Bieksa and Alex Burrows were both assessed a game misconduct late in Tuesday night's game oddly officiated game against the Nashville Predators. 

We'll try and unpack what occurred after the jump.

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Canucks' Kevin Bieksa penalized for rule 48 violation on Predators' Stalberg; suspension coming?

Thomas Drance
March 31 2015 06:52PM

Photo Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Early in the first period of the Vancouver Canucks' Tuesday night game against the Nashville Predators, Canucks defender Kevin Bieksa caught Predators forward Viktor Stalberg with an illegal check to the head. 

Bieksa was assessed a minor penalty on the play and Stalberg left the game rather woozily with an apparent head injury. The Swedish winger returned and took another shift within five minutes on the game clock though, and the Predators cashed in on the ensuring power-play opportunity. 

So will Bieksa be hearing from the league as a result of the hit? Let's discuss it on the other side of the jump.

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March 31 2015 02:01PM

So of course the Canucks beat the Blues last night - St. Louis is a playoff team! It wasn't neccesarily a pretty one to watch but they came to play and Eddie Lack stood tall. On to Nashville this evening against, you guessed it, another playoff team. The Preds were sure happy the Canucks beat the Blues which helped keep the buffer 3 points above St. Louis.

The Canucks are gaining some ground of their own by keeping ahead of both the Flames and Kings with 93 points, 2 ahead of Calgary and 5 ahead of LA. Nashville has beaten the Canucks both times this season and with a pretty important game tonight, expect both teams to put on their army boots.

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