Wolves keep it to the outside, win Game 3 vs San Antonio

Patrick Johnston
April 28 2012 01:53PM


Eddie Lack stood tall in game three. His mates worked hard too, keeping most Rampage attacks to the outside.
(Chris Jerina/AHL in Photos)

Apologies, readers, this one got lost in the wash. More to come as the weekend rolls along.

Missing two key offensive performers, the Wolves buckled down and won a tight affair against San Antonio on Monday night. Facing do-or-die without Nik Jensen and Steve Reinprecht, Chicago leaned heavily on the veteran savvy of Mark Mancari and Darren Haydar. Haydar, who is taking over an AHL playoff scoring record it seems every night, was especially influential, recording two goals and playing first unit penalty kill minutes all night.

Mancari was an offensive force, double-shifting for much of the night. His extra icetime resulted in 8 of his team's 16 scoring chances in the game.

For more analysis and some detailed stats (including zone starts and chances) read past the jump!

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Playoff Picks: Round 2

Jonathan Willis
April 28 2012 11:11AM

Remember Maggie the Macaque? I guarantee the TSN panel in 2006 does.

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Why An Amnesty Clause Makes Sense

Jonathan Willis
April 28 2012 08:26AM

Shawn Horcoff. Keith Ballard. Matt Stajan. Mike Komisarek. The list is a lot longer than that, but it sometimes feels like every team in the league has a player or two whose contracts they’d love to make disappear.

That’s why some sort of amnesty buyout could be an appealing option when the NHL and NHLPA eventually get together and work out the next collective bargaining agreement.

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Cheers and Jeers - Apr 27th

Cam Davie
April 27 2012 04:37PM


The Good and the Bad of this past week.

It's Friday. So we close out the "Week That Was" with our latest volume of... "Cheers and Jeers!"

This week, it's a special edition of Cheers and Jeers, dedicated to the greatest, tire-pumping goalie the Vancouver Canucks have ever had.

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The #Canucks Week in Tweets - Elimination Edition

John Cullen
April 27 2012 03:26PM

Hey everyone, welcome to "The #Canucks Week in Tweets!" Every week, I plan on bringing you the best of the Canucks on Twitter, from the reasonable to the totally ridiculous (okay, mostly ridiculous)! If you see a tweet you think should be featured here, get in touch with me at @cullenthecomic!  

So, we're done. It's a sad time, made even worse by the complete ignoramuses on Twitter who feel like they're entitled to kick a fanbase while they're down--even if they support a terrible team on their own. I collected all these Tweets in the hour after the Canucks were officially eliminated from the playoffs, and you're going to see just exactly how poor some people are at making fun of a team, showing class, or just generally being acceptable human beings. Enjoy.

You know what one thing first place does mean is? THAT WE ACTUALLY PLAYED IN THE PLAYOFFS. How did sitting back in 29th place work out for you? AND YOU WANT TO EXTEND YOUR GM'S CONTRACT!!! That's the best part of it all. You know what else means shit? Your entire team. Because they were last in the Conference. Again. 

More after the jump!

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