February 16 2011 02:03PM
The defence corps of the Vancouver Canucks has started to resemble the participants of a death march over the past few weeks. Alex Edler’s injury triggered some sort of bizarre cascade effect, as in the three weeks since Lea Sweatt, Keith Ballard, Dan Hamhuis and finally Andrew Alberts have all fallen by the wayside. All it would take now to completely decimate the Vancouver blueline now would be injuries to Bieksa and Ehrhoff, along with a stiff breeze hitting Sami Salo.
While the injury list has been mostly bad news for Vancouver, it has had one positive affect: uncovering Chris Tanev as an NHL defenceman.
February 15 2011 05:20PM
Vancouver Canucks @ Minnesota Wild
5:00 PM PST
|2.62 (23rd)||Goals/Game||3.33 (1st)|
|2.56 (10th)||Goals Against/Game||2.30 (1st)|
|19.9% (7th)||PP||25% (1st)|
|83.4% (11th)||PK||85.4% (4th)|
February 15 2011 10:16AM
With all the injuries to the Canucks D, they're finding replacements in the oddest places. (AP Photo)
Game Day Recon #58 - Canucks @ Wild
The Canucks lost a special teams battle last night and it cost them the game. They didnt force enough turnovers and they let the Blues basically have the offensive zone. And Luongo giftwrapped a goal for Alex Steen with an absolutely bone-headed decision. All around it was a disappointing effort.
So how do they get back on track? They go to the Twin Cities to take on the Wild. Yikes.
February 14 2011 05:12PM
Vancouver Canucks @ St. Louis Blues
5:00 PM PST
|2.63 (22nd)||Goals/Game||3.36 (1st)|
|2.91 (20th)||Goals Against/Game||2.29 (1st)|
|14.6% (26th)||PP||25.1% (1st)|
|80.7% (20th)||PK||86% (4th)|
February 14 2011 10:23AM
Tell Kelly I said Hi! (AP Photo/ THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Game Day Recon #57 - Canucks @ Blues
The last time that Roberto Luongo Luongo lost a game in regulation, he lost to the St. Louis. That was on Decemeber 5th. 70 days ago. Now, Luongo and the Canucks have a couple of dragons to slay in the next two days, facing the Blues and the Minnesota Wild tonight and tomorrow respectively.
Will tonight see Luongo exact some revenge on his last regulation loss? And can he carry that on to tomorrow?