Game #72 Preview - Expunging The Xcel Demons

Thomas Drance
March 19 2012 12:19PM

The Canucks, fresh off a win over Columbus on Saturday that was altogether too close for comfort, will look to continue to shake out some cobwebs tonight as they roll into the home-base of the Minnesota Wild. The Canucks are hated in Minnesota, and generally speaking have had some memorably godawful games at the Xcel Energy Center over the past couple of seasons. From the Rypien incident, to the 5-2 shellacking they took in November - the Canucks are occasionally ambushed by their Xcel demons, despite consistently being a far superior side to the one the Wild ice.

Tonight, they'll face Josh Harding, with Mason Raymond in the press-box, Manny Malhotra back in the lineup and Cory Schneider in net. Will the twins be reunited with the Burrows? Is the Edler-Bieksa experiment finally over?

Read past the jump for a more thorough recap, underlying numbers and the three keys to the game!

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You Know What I Hate?! - March 19th

Cam Davie
March 19 2012 09:36AM

This zombie is angry. And so am I.  She's probably pissed off because
someone ruined the ending of the show while she read about it on Twitter.
Because zombies are complete idiots.
(Photo courtesy AMC/The Walking Dead)

Today I continue my weekly feature of me venting and raging on stupid crap happening with the Canucks, their fans and around the NHL. Two things about feature... 1) It will appear (hopefully) every Monday (this week, Tuesday!), and 2) It is blatantly ripped off from a stand-up bit from comedian Craig Anton. On either point, I make no apologies. Enjoy. Or don't.

This week, I slag on the focus on useless stats, trolling your team's favourite players and bitching about spoilers.

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The Hangover - Recapping Vancouver's 4-3 win vs. Columbus

Cam Charron
March 18 2012 02:38PM

(Image via CP)

On St. Patrick's Day, a hockey game was played between the Vancouver Canucks and the Columbus Blue Jackets. The day after St. Patrick's Day, a hockey writer watched the game, wrote a few numbers down, and saw that the home team scored more goals than the away team. Daniel Sedin had two of them, David Booth had another, and Alex Edler had a very pretty one.

For a little bit of extra analysis, some numbers and the Statistical Three Stars and Goats, click past the jump.

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Nation Radio - March 17, 2012

March 18 2012 11:09AM

After another glorious victory over the sinking Calgary Flames, there was little else to do Saturday but sit back and gloat. Oh, and talk about Oilers prospects, advanced analytics and...

This is Nation Radio.

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Wolf Prowl - March 17th, 2012

Patrick Johnston
March 17 2012 02:58PM

Baumer's boys need to rebound on their coming road trip
(Photo: Chris Jerina/AHL in Photos)

Weekly Wrap

A 3-1 win last Saturday in Charlotte was followed by a 4-0 Sunday loss to those same Checkers. Sunday's loss let Charlotte back on top of the division.

Wednesday was a  very frustrating loss for the Crimson and Gold, as they fired 39 shots in a 3-1 loss to Peoria.

Read past the jump for more!

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