January 24 2012 11:18PM
In the last game before the week-long All-Star break, the Vancouver Canucks had plenty to play for. If you believe in momentum, I guess it's good to go into the break on a positive, and, despite Edmonton's record and their perpetual ineptitude over the last five years, they're still a division rival who have played Vancouver tough this season.
The Canucks played to a tie, but picked up the extra point in the shootout thanks to a stellar performance by Roberto Luongo. The Canucks starter stopped 4-of-5 shooters, and Vancouver's club got the game-winner from Cody Hodgson on a simple forehand, five-hole shot that beat Edmonton goalie Devan Dubnyk. For more analysis, a scoring-chance breakdown, and the Statistical Three Stars (you can't get them anywhere else!), click past the jump.
January 24 2012 08:12PM
When asked about Tim Thomas' snub of President Obama, the Canucks popular, Massachusetts born back-up goaltender Cory Schneider took full advantage of his right to self-expression. As quoted by Elliot Pap of the Vancouver Sun:
January 24 2012 03:21PM
Aaron Rome is a massive bad-ass.
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January 24 2012 01:56PM
Hodgson is tearing it up in his rookie season, but is he a realistic Calder contender?
Yesterday Elliot Pap wrote a column that appeared in the National Post under the slightly misleading headline: "Canucks' Hodgson making case for Calder Trophy." Pap's piece wasn't exactly a full-throated piece of advocacy on behalf of the Canucks talented rookie, it was more about Hodgson's impressive play and continued improvement in his first full NHL season. Here's what we know for sure: Cody Hodgson is already a reasonably consistent difference maker at the NHL level, and headline writers at one of the country's biggest papers seem to believe that Cody Hodgson should be in the rookie of the year conversation. I'm sure most Canucks fans would agree.
January 24 2012 12:56PM
Alex Burrows will be looking to light the lamp, just like last game,
leaving laughing fans to love Alex long time.
(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
Game Day Recon: Game #49 - Oilers @ Canucks
The Canucks are looking to push toward top spot in the Conference and the NHL . The Oilers are failing miserably and falling hard. A tale of two teams, Northwest Divisions foes whose records this season and over the last few years has been at opposite ends of the spectrum.
And yet... Canucks fans know that this is just the sort of game that the Canucks love to lose. THE DREADED TRAP.