March 31 2015 02:01PM

So of course the Canucks beat the Blues last night - St. Louis is a playoff team! It wasn't neccesarily a pretty one to watch but they came to play and Eddie Lack stood tall. On to Nashville this evening against, you guessed it, another playoff team. The Preds were sure happy the Canucks beat the Blues which helped keep the buffer 3 points above St. Louis.

The Canucks are gaining some ground of their own by keeping ahead of both the Flames and Kings with 93 points, 2 ahead of Calgary and 5 ahead of LA. Nashville has beaten the Canucks both times this season and with a pretty important game tonight, expect both teams to put on their army boots.

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Vancouver's PHWA chapter selects Henrik Sedin as Canucks' Masterton Trophy nominee

Thomas Drance
March 31 2015 11:25AM

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports

The Vancouver chapter of the Professional Hockey Writer's Association (PHWA) has nominated Henrik Sedin as for the 2015 Masterton Trophy.

The Masterton Trophy is awarded annually "to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey." Unlike the other major NHL awards, which have just three finalists, each local PHWA chapter selects a team Masterton nominee. From there the entire PHWA then votes on the Masterton Trophy winner from among that group of 30, three finalists are named, and the winner is chosen at the NHL's annual Awards Gala.

Sedin has obviously been selected for bouncing back impressively from a depressing and injury plagued 2013-14 campaign. His nomination comes with a tinge of controversy though. 

Read on past the jump for more.

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Hockey Graphs Podcast Episode 11: Playoffs!?

Rhys Jessop
March 31 2015 11:00AM

Hockey Graphs Podcast 2

In this week's episode, Rhys and Garret break down the Western Conference playoff race and take a look at some recent mock drafts. Click past the jump to listen!

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NHL 94 Recap: Don't Call It the Blues

Matthew Henderson
March 31 2015 09:00AM

NHL 94 recap

The Canucks beat yet another team ahead of them in the standings, and showed they are ready for the post season. Click past the jump for our NHL 94 recap.

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March 31 2015 07:00AM

If Lawson Crouse hadn't shown up on the hockey horizon, we might not have had anything to talk about for the 2015 draft. That's a stretch but the fact remains Crouse has—more than anyone in recent history—divided talent assessors in a big way. Is he a great prospect or a kid who developed into manhood far ahead of the other teenagers of his generation? Where will he play? Can he score consistently? Does he check well enough to be considered an impact checker? What the hell is an impact checker? Lawson Crouse is exhausting even just to talk about. Wait until you see him play!

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