Canucks Ruthlessly Defeat Children, Recap and Chance Data

Thomas Drance
December 27 2011 12:34PM


Burrows celebrates his short-handed goal. I like to think he said to Ryan Jones "nice coverage."

Having whiffed on their first chance to wrest top-spot from the Minnesota Miracles on December 23rd against Calgary, the Canucks came out like guerillas on boxing day and dominated a group of children from Edmonton. Vancouver's club was energetic and deadly in the first period, as they got two goals from an unlikely source in under-rated possession player Andrew Ebbett, and took advantage of a missed call on Daniel Sedin's goal on their way to building a three goal lead that was ultimately insurmountable. They also embarrassed Ben Eager in the process, which, is always fun to see!

A more detailed recap, chance data and your statistical three stars after the jump!

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WJC Team Russin Preview - Will + Skill

Andrey Osadchenko
December 26 2011 02:29PM

(The Nations will also be bringing you some WJC coverage now and then this holiday season. Andrey Osadchenko starts us off with an in-depth look at Team Russia)

What is the first thing that pops up in your mind when you think of Team Russia? It’s their skilled and crazy fast offense, isn’t it? How often would you say it has worked for Alex Ovechkin’s compatriots? That’s right – not so often. Something needed to be added. As we learned last season – that secret ingredient was will to fight till the end.

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NATION RADIO - DECEMBER 24, 2011

NationRadio
December 26 2011 01:05PM

We sincerely hope that this special holiday edition of NationRadio finds you in good health and in good spirits. All the very best to you and yours and here's to a most excellent 2012.

As hoped by many, this week's show is laden with previews of the 2012 World Junior Championships as well as some talk about the Oilers and the Flames.

This is NationRadio.

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Wolf Prowl - December 24th, 2011

Patrick Johnston
December 24 2011 12:15PM


Jordan Schroeder has been putting up points recently. Will he carry on?

After their tough end to November, the Wolves really look to be righting the ship, having won 5 of their last 6 games. The coming week features 4 games, giving them an opportunity to make a real push upwards from their current 7th-place Western Conference position.

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WJC: GETTING READY TO PLAY AS A TEAM

Wanye
December 24 2011 01:37AM

In his second installment,  WJC  alumni Brian Sutherby talks about his behind the scenes experiences as a member of Team Canada back in 2002. It's pretty sweet if you ask us- WG

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