November 02 2014 01:11PM
One day after a 3-2 win in Edmonton and their 4th consecutive win, Vancouver is back home to play host to the surprisingly good Nashville Predators. Bo Horvat may or may not make his regular season NHL debut, and Eddie Lack will likely get the start against a red hot Pekka Rinne.
Read past the jump for a full preview of tonight's game and a look at today's news and notes from practice.
November 01 2014 11:50PM
Kassian is by far the most entertaining man in a penalty box. http://t.co/opx3dTN2YA— Wyatt Arndt (@TheStanchion) November 2, 2014
Whenever the Canucks and Oilers play, Zack Kassian seems to wind up in the middle of it all. Even when he doesn't play well, as he did tonight, he manages to get involved against the Oilers like few other teams. He "runs their show," if you will.
Kassian himself had a game about as inoffensive as the Oilers are without Taylor Hall, but still managed to be the recipient of a questionable hit that may net Andrew Ference some time in the press box, and took the penalty that led to Derek Dorsett's shorthanded game winning goal.
Read past the jump for a recap of Vancouver's 3-2 win.
November 01 2014 04:11PM
We like to make fun of Alberta's NHL teams a lot around here because, let's face it, they're not very good. Despite a solid start to the year, Calgary's possession numbers indicate that they're closer to contending for Connor McDavid than they are to contending for a playoff spot, and for a while, it seemed like the only thing that Edmonton could win were draft lotteries.
Well, the Oilers have won 4 of their last 5 games, and look as if they've finally begun the climb back to respectability in the Pacific division.
Read past the jump for a preview of tonight's game.
November 01 2014 03:30PM
Three wins aside, the highlight of the week was probably watching the Canucks walk blindfolded through a maze of pie-plate landmines.
November 01 2014 01:26PM
Last weekend I had a poker tourney with my buddies, and as each person got eliminated, they would go to the "Loser Lounge" and watch hockey as they waited for the winner to be decided. The first game on TV was the Islanders-Stars game, which showcased an impressive lack of defense and goaltending. Anders Lindback made me feel really good about my own goaltending abilities, as he got ventilated repeatedly by the Islanders left and right.
After that game was over, however, we stumbled into the NHL GameCenter Vault, and found the game 7 showdown from 1992 between the Vancouver Canucks and the Winnipeg Jets. We popped that game on, and while I remember watching this game as a child, I had forgotten just how much hockey has changed since the early 90's. So sit back, relax, and come on a time travelling adventure with me as we take a fond look back at the game of hockey back in 1992.