April 25 2015 02:54PM
After getting blown out by the Brandon Wheat Kings in game 1 of the WHL's Eastern Conference finals yesterday night, the Calgary Hitmen will be in tough to tie the series back up, as they will be without the services of Jake Virtanen. Vancouver's 6th overall draft pick this past summer has reportedly been suspended for a "to be determined" amount of time for a headshot in the dying moments of the Hitmen's huge loss.
For a look at the play that got Virtanen in trouble with the league, read past the jump.
April 25 2015 11:00AM
With the season on the line, the Canucks bounced in Game 5 against the Flames to bring the series to 3-2. The Canucks face elimination again Saturday, and hopefully Monday, so with that in mind I thought I'd take a deeper look at the series thus far and speculate about what might be ahead of us.
April 25 2015 09:00AM
FLAMES LEAD SERIES 3-2
If you missed last game, or maybe your PVR ran out early and um, maybe your house burnt down, there's a Game 6 to play tonight! The Canucks forced their way back into this series and it's about to get good. Vancouver wasn't lights out last game, but they controlled play, won the scoring chance battle, and came out on top.
Not allowing Michael Ferland to put his stamp on that game helped the Canucks play the way that makes them tough to beat. Henrik and Daniel Sedin were impressive, as was Bo Horvat, but the monkey on the back of Nick Bonino was the biggest and it's gone. How sweet it will be to see yet another Game 7 in Vancouver!
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April 24 2015 07:00AM
Oilers gifted McDavid and reportedly hire Chiarelli. Injured Jets swept by Ducks, Leafs eye Todd Mclellan, can Canucks come back, playoff nastiness, Rob Ford, Sean Monahan, Michael Ferland and more in this week's Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
April 23 2015 11:47PM
With their season on the line Thursday night, the Canucks came out and controlled the Calgary Flames. Once again, they fell behind early, but as they've done so many times this season, Vancouver battled back and thanks to another banner performance from the Sedin twins, managed to skate away with a 2-1 victory in the fifth game of their first round series.
Although it was a strong effort, it was far from perfect, and the Canucks will need to be even better still if they want to beat Calgary on their home ice in game 6 to once again keep their season alive. Join us after the jump for a recap of Vancouver's huge game 5 win.