April 08 2011 06:01PM
The Canucks first-round opponent has yet to be determined, and given the congestion at the bottom end of the Western Conference playoff race anything is possible. However, for the past few days it has looked like an old foe might be their opponent in the post-season’s opening stanza, as the Chicago Blackhawks have settled into eighth in the conference.
April 08 2011 09:38AM
Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 21204
April 07 2011 07:18PM
Minnesota Wild @ Vancouver Canucks
7:00 PM PST
|2.47 (26th)||Goals/Game||3.12 (2nd)|
|2.77 (17th)||Goals Against/Game||2.22 (1st)|
|18.3% (11th)||PP||24.1% (1st)|
|83.2% (13th)||PK||85.8% (3rd)|
April 07 2011 04:42PM
This is EJ McGuire during his time as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia Flyers. McGuire passed away today, leaving a void in the hockey world's draft process. His "draft profiles" were a handy item for fans and media alike, and for those who follow the NHL's draft process year round McGuire was the point man on each winter's best young talents.
April 07 2011 03:05PM
Sit down, Raffi! We'll see you in Game 3.
Photo: Andy Devlin, NHLI via Getty Images
The NHL handed Raffi Torres a four game suspension for this hit Tuesday on Jordan Eberle. While many Canucks' fans are in an uproar about the length of the suspension, I am not one of them.
The league finally got this suspension right. So Canucks fans, stop blaming the NHL for its ruling. Blame Raffi Torres for his stupid, reckless, unnecessary play and costing his team for the next four games, including the first two games of this year's playoffs.