February 24 2015 09:57PM
Hobbled by injuries, Vancouver limped their way into Boston hoping to build on Sunday's performance - a 4-0 victory over the New York Islander - with another road victory over an Eastern Conference foe.
For the third time on this five-game Eastern Conference road swing, the Canucks faced off against a former Stanley Cup finals opponent. Between facing their former coach, their starting goaltender of two seasons ago, and those dastardly Boston Bruins, this road trip has quickly turned into a stroll down memory lane.
With Wednesday's 2-1 victory over the Bruins, the Canucks took another step towards exorcising one of those demons. It wasn't easy, though. The Canucks couldn't have started this game any worse, surrendering the first goal on the Bruins' second shot. Life after Ryan Miller wasn't looking so swell early on.
Then a hero emerged. Through an onslaught of Bruins chances and bodies, Eddie Lack was able to shut the door from that point forward, securing tonight's victory with 41 saves.
February 24 2015 08:00PM
Eddie Lack stonewalled the Bruins and Zack Kassian blasted a puck bar-down on Tuukka Rask to give Vancouver a 2-1 win on Tuesday night in Boston. Here's our NHL 94 graphic recap!
February 24 2015 02:13PM
After an impressive 4-0 win over the Metropolitan-leading New York Islanders on Sunday, the Canucks have traveled to Boston to take on the slumping Boston Bruins. Both teams saw a significant player go down with a long-term leg injury recently, and both teams are scraping and clawing to make the playoffs in their respective conferences.
It's not a matchup that has the firepower it once did, but these are still two heated rivals that have motivation to put forth their best efforts tonight. Read past the jump for a preview.
February 24 2015 01:07PM
Vancouver Canucks forward Shawn Matthias is having an excellent year.
The pending unrestricted free agent has spent much of the season on the wing, and with 14 goals in 57 games, has provided the club with some crucial secondary scoring.
Matthias, 26, has surely earned himself a raise with his performance this season, and with his combination of above average hands and power forward size, he's likely to command attention in unrestricted free agency. Will he make sense for Vancouver at a (much) higher price point next season? And if not, would the Canucks be wise to gauge what value he might have as a trade chip on deadline day?
February 23 2015 12:33PM
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