January 10 2011 08:39PM
So here sit the Vancouver Canucks, on top of the NHL standings as they cross the halfway point of their season.
They're currently leading the power rankings on TSN, Sportsnet, ESPN and NHL.
In their last 21 games, which is essentially the second quarter of the season, the Canucks have gone 17-1-3, garnering 37 of a possible 42 points.
So let's start planning the parade route, right?
Not bloody likely, but then again, I am a veteran (and therefore ultimately pessimistic) Canucks fan.
January 08 2011 07:28PM
Detroit Red Wings @ Vancouver Canucks
7:00 PM PST
|3.46 (2nd)||Goals/Game||3.48 (1st)|
|2.83 (17th)||Goals Against/Game||2.38 (5th)|
|22.5% (4th)||PP||25.2% (1st)|
|81.7% (16th)||PK||85.7% (3rd)|
January 07 2011 07:38PM
Edmonton Oilers @ Vancouver Canucks
7:00 PM PST
|2.52 (21st)||Goals/Game||3.41 (2nd)|
|3.23 (30th)||Goals Against/Game||2.41 (5th)|
|14.6% (27th)||PP||24.5% (2nd)|
|75% (30th)||PK||85.3% (4th)|
January 07 2011 02:25PM
(September 18, 2009 - Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images North America)
Game Day Recon #40 - Oilers @ Canucks
The Canucks face the perennial powerhouse Detroit Red Wings tomorrow on Hockey Night in Canada. Tonight they face the last-place Edmonton Oilers.
Do you think they might possibly be looking past this game? Maybe just a little?
January 05 2011 11:56PM
Three games were played tonight, one in each period. In the first, we saw the Canadian team we had seen throughout the tournament: a powerhouse, offensively capable and much too busy threatening to allow opportunities against. In the second we saw relatively boring hockey, punctuated by the occasional flurry.
Finally, in the third period, we saw either one of the greatest come-from-behind events in tournament history, or one of the greatest collapses.